Post SOP Life

Having graduated from planning school this past Spring (2004), over the Summer I’ve been cleaning up my thesis and looking for work. As for the former, you can purchase the fruit of my labors here. (If you prefer to read the 230 page fully-formatted 27mb pdf, then please do so at: As to the latter, I am still unemployed. I’ve been looking for work in the DC area, seeking positions which support environmental planning, policy analysis, or research. My dream job would be to work as a planner for an eco-restoration and/or recreational greenway project. If you or someone you know is seeking to hire someone awesome with a diverse and excellent skillset (research, computer, programming, statistics, writing), then please contact me.

About Aharon N. Varady

Aharon's Omphalos is the hobbit hole of Aharon Varady, founding director of the Open Siddur Project. He is a community planner and environmental educator working to improve stewardship of the Public Domain, be it the physical and natural commons of urban park systems or the creative and cultural commons of libraries and museums. His advocacy for open-source strategies in the Jewish community has been written about in the Atlantic Magazine, the Yiddish Forverts, Tablet, and Haaretz. He is particularly interested in pedagogies for advancing ecological wisdom, developing creative and emotional intelligence, and realizing effective theurgical praxes . He welcomes your comments, personal messages, and kind words. If you find his work helpful to your own or you'd simply like to support him, please consider donating via his Patreon account.

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