This page last updated:1/5/2013
Jewish Eco Village
El Cerrito, California,
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It takes a village...If there is one thing we have learned in this fast-paced, crazy world we live in, it is that our past holds valuable insights to dealing with life’s challenges. Rabbi Art Waskow wrote that we must consider our pre-modern lifestyle in creating our post-modern one. In other words, we need to search our past traditions and rich culture to help guide us in creating our future. The cohousing and ecovillage networks are part of the post-modern movements aimed at creating meaningful, secure, and sustainable communities.
Our vision is to establish a community based on sustainable environmental practices, cooperative community, and Jewish learning and living. In our words, “It takes a Jewish ecovillage.”
We are in the beginning stages of the process, currently gathering interested parties (4 total) for our land located in El Cerrito, Bay Area of Northern California. We are forming a multigenerational, multidenominational, and family-oriented coop community. Our community formation is an evolving process based on the unique individuals and sacred values we share.
Status: land owned and preparing to build
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
Former/Other Names: Urban Moshav
This page last updated:1/5/2013
No Answer Regarding Visitors
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Fellowship for Intentional Community
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
Our community does not provide land or housing and is therefore not subject to fair housing laws.
Members(adults and children):
(Full capacity for now)
Open to new members:
(seeking up to 4 family/couple/single units)
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(cannot at this time and future building involves considerable financial resources)
Land and Buildings
0.4 acres (0.2 hectares)
(potential zoning for 3 lots of R-1)
Land Owned By:
Individual community member(s)
(final status will depend on members)
Number of Residences:
(3 family @1000-2500sf, 2 @750sf & 1 common space- units total)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(will increase to 20%)
Share Community Meals:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
There are some dietary restrictions
(Kosher with a wide range of interpretation including ethical kashrut standards)
(shabbat and holidays)
Common Spiritual Practices:
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
Square Feet in Common House:
(planned common space)
Larson Shores Architect
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