Search results for: Eco-Judaism
Page 2/5 50 items
The JOFFE Report Offers Insights on Participants, Programs, and Professionals in Jewish Outdoor, Food, and Environmental Education (JOFFE)
Experiences that blend Jewish learning with the outdoors, food, and environment are attracting a growing number of diverse Jews to meaningful and inspiring Jewish life, reports the first-ever national survey on Jewish Outdoor, Food, and Environmental Education (JOFEE) — Seeds of Opportunity: A National Study of Immersive Jewish Outdoor, Food, and Environmental Education (JOFEE). The report, released today by a group of six major funders and Hazon, examines the history, programs, professionals, and participants that comprise JOFEE experiences. Leaders of JOFEE are eager to share the key findings and continue a conversation about its potential for growth and for Jewish engagement.
Updated: Mar. 26, 2014
With the imminent arrival of Earth Day on Monday, April 22, 2013, we have collected a sampling of BJPA holdings that reflect and enrich the contemporary Jewish discourse on the environment. Jewish concerns for, and sense of sacredness for, the earth is a 4,000 year-old tradition, as old as Judaism itself. As human beings we have a compelling interest in caring for the only earth we inhabit, and as Jews we have contributed to compelling thinking about the environment, our responsibilities, and possibilities for action. A sampling of that thinking appears in this BJPA Reader's Guide to Environmental Issues, which we hope will promote this vital conversation.
Updated: Dec. 23, 2013
We hope The Shmita Project website will provide you an opportunity both to learn some of the Shmita texts and begin thinking about how you would like your life, your community, and your world to be measurably healthier and more sustainable at the start of the next Shmita cycle. You are invited to join together, with excitement and anticipation, as we ask: What might this Shmita year look like in today’s world and how can we best prepare for it? How might Shmita hold the key to approaching the economic, environmental and societal challenges we are facing today?
Updated: Nov. 28, 2013
SHEVET, the Jewish Family Education Exchange, is pleased to invite you to its Fall 2013 Webinar mini – series. The three free webinars aim to aid Jewish family educators in creating collaborative programming, developing curricula and finding resources. The webinars are held online 2-3 PM ET.
Updated: Oct. 16, 2013
Israel is now a world leader in green innovation. Here is a sampling of the many initiatives open to the eco-traveler compiled by Darryl Egnal.
Updated: Jun. 18, 2013
Urban Adamah, the first urban organic Jewish community farm in the United States, announced today that the Berkeley, California nonprofit has purchased a 2.2-acre parcel of land that will expand its educational programming and outreach. The $2.1 million purchase in west Berkeley will allow Urban Adamah to more than double its educational offerings, which include a residential fellowship for young adults, a summer camp, after-school programs, sustainability workshops and special events.
Updated: Jun. 04, 2013
The new open-source website, FallingFruit.org, maps fruit trees and other edible plants available for free harvesting in urban environments all over the world. Anyone can download its data, and all are welcome to update and add more sources of potential bounty.
Updated: May. 20, 2013
The annual Teva Seminar on Jewish Environmental Education is the premiere professional development opportunity for adults of all ages to explore Jewish environmental education, environmental sustainability, camping, gardening, or simply enjoying nature with others. The Seminar takes place over four days at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center in Falls Village, CT. on June 4 – 7, 2013.
Updated: Apr. 29, 2013
In the first part of this article, the author makes a case for why Jewish environmental education should be an important part of Jewish education. The second part of the article explores what organizations are currently providing resources and training to empower Jewish educators to teach this topic. The third part of the article provides an example of a Jewish environmental teaching, on the topic of reuse of resources.
Updated: Apr. 29, 2013
Hazon, America's largest Jewish environmental group, invites you to visit the 2013 Hazon Sustainable Omer Challenge. On each of the days of the Omer counting, Hazon invites you to challenge yourself to find ways to make your life healthier and more sustainable.
Updated: Apr. 09, 2013