Jewish Intentional Community

Hudson Valley, New York, United States

  • Last updated: January 19, 2016 (1 year ago)
  • Listing created on: November 20, 2015

Mission Statement

We live out our Jewish values through education, respect for the earth, and artistic expression.

Community Description

A ten acre property in the Hudson Valley is being sought after by myself and others for an Intentional Jewish Community. Our resources will enable us to have gatherings in the summer in order to gain momentum for a permanent, year-round community. We start by finding a temporary location for people to come together during the warmer months (April through November) to live together in an intentional fashion. Many people have an ideal notion of Community without ever having hands-on experience to determine if they enjoy the lifestyle. Another obstacle to living Intentionally is the difficulty in forming relations with those who not only share the same values but are committed to living in an Intentional Community. An opportunity thus is provided for individuals and families who are considering Intentional Community, to live in and experience community for a week, a month, a season. Bonds will be formed and a network will be created. Living together on a part-time basis will help to determine where, with whom, and how we want to live together before making a dramatic, life-altering decision to join an IC. In this fashion we will slowly but surely reach a critical mass of people and resources. This network will then begin the process of forming a permanent community in the place of our choosing.

  • Status: Forming
  • Started Planning: 2011
  • Start Living Together: 2016
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community. Send Message
  • Contact Name: Aaron
  • Phone: 3472412123
  • Community Address:
    Hudson Valley
    Hudson Valley, New York,
    United States
  • Location

About

  • Type(s): Commune (organized around sharing almost everything), Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property), Shared Housing, Cohouseholding, or Coliving (multiple individuals sharing a dwelling), Spiritual or Religious Community
  • Programs & Activities: Transition Town (post-petroleum and off-grid communities), School, Educational Institute or Experience, Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, Neighborhood, Community Housing, or Homeowner’s Association, WWOOF’ing, Guest Farming, Festivals, Conferences, Events
  • Location: To be Determined

Housing

  • Status: We have raw land
  • Current Residence Types: Room(s) in a house or building, Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent, Lots to build on
  • Current Number of Residences: 1
  • Planned number of residences: 20
  • Planned Residence Types: Single-family homes, Multi-family homes, Room(s) in a house or building, Tiny house, Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent, Mobile homes, RV’s, converted buses, Natural built structues, Lots to build on
  • Housing Provided: Purchase, Rental, Work-exchange, Included in Membership
  • Land owned by: The entire community membership
  • Additional Comments:

    The entire community will own the land.

Membership

  • Adult Members: 1
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    Contact me

  • Open to new Members: Yes

Government

  • Decision Making: Modified Consensus (everyone agrees, with some exceptions or fallbacks.)
  • Identified Leader: No

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution: Encouraged or suggested

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We use both systems.

Lifestyle

  • Dietary Practice: Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Kosher
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Somewhat – there are some dietary restrictions or customs.
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Jewish, Native American

Keywords

Jewish, artistic, organic, new york, permaculture, spiritual, farming, music, commune, community