Blair has been a farmer, the founder of a small triple-bottom line pickle business, a board member and chair of education and social action at the last free-standing synagogue in Detroit, an educator connecting Jewish teens and adults to environmental and social justice through food, and the co-creator of an urban farming initiative focused on building relationships between her Jewish synagogue and a predominantly African-American neighborhood. Before heading to NYC to start rabbinical school, Blair combined her passions for Torah and Food in a venture called “Pickle Torah” where she combined a DIY food ethic rooted in sustainability and personal responsibility with an exploration of how Torah informs our lives. She is heading into her second year of rabbinical school at JTS.
As we fight for justice, how do we cultivate Caleb and Yehoshua's willingness to fight for the unknown in a hostile climate?
Blair Nosan reflects on how Detroit activist Grace Lee Boggs, who just passed away, influenced her own activism and Jewish identity.
To celebrate Pesach, we must learn to bake bread.