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Amir (Hebrew for the top of the tree) is a nonprofit organization committed to the intellectual, emotional, and social development of all youth. Through experiential environmental education, specifically gardening, Amir provides children with an enlightened perspective on their relationship with others and their interaction with nature. Amir trains a select group of young adults in farming and experiential education that is then dispatched to partner summer camps across North America.
Updated: Nov. 27, 2012
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 at Surprise Lake Camp in Cold Spring, NY between June 12 – 15, 2012.
Updated: Feb. 28, 2012
Environmental Education in Israel: Diverse Views, Origins and Pedagogies - A MOFET Webinar with Associate Professor Tali Tal
In this free webinar, to be held on Wednesday Jan. 25, 2012 at 19:00 – 20:30 - Israel time, Associate Professor Tali Tal, of the Technion, will discuss the development of environmental education and social activism in Israel over the last decades. She will show how environmental education in Israel is affected both by historical aspects and current global trends.
Updated: Jan. 10, 2012
The participants in this special seminar will visit institutes of teacher education and ecological sites, and will be exposed to educational programs, to technological projects and to developments in the field of recycling. They will experience first-hand what is being done in Israel about sustainability in education throughout the education systems, public campaigns, climate-related solutions and more, and will be exposed to the joint effort being made to effect a change in the public’s awareness about the need for sustainable development in environmental, social, political, and technological arenas.
Updated: Dec. 07, 2011
On Tu B'shvat this year (Jan. 20, 2011) the Biology Inspectorate of the Israeli Ministry of Education held an online synchronous activity for High School students around the country. At 10:00 AM Amir Balaban of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel gave a presentation on Urban Nature. That was followed by an interactive competitive quiz between the participating students.
Updated: Jan. 25, 2011
Michele Chabin writes about the most recent installment of Sviva Israel’s flagship project, Eco Connection, between the Chalamish School in Arad and the Temple Beth Miriam Eisenberg-Bierman Religious School in Elberon, N.J. Right now, Eco Connection has a network of eight Israeli and nine American elementary and middle schools whose students jointly study the program’s environmental curriculum
Updated: Jan. 25, 2011
The Annual Teva Seminar on Jewish Environmental Education will take place at Surprise lake Camp in Cold Spring, NY from May 31 - June 3, 2011. Torah scholars, farmers, educators, students and scientists will engage in environmental sustainability, camping, gardening and other topics of Jewish Environmentalism. Participants will engage in a dialogue about the connection between God, earth, and humanity, gaining the skills to bring it to various educational settings.
Updated: Jan. 05, 2011
Canfei Nesharim is pleased to announce that its Executive Director, Evonne Marzouk, is the leader of a team which has been selected by the ROI Innovation Fund for a $50,000 grant which will enable the creation of an expansive new set of tools to empower the entire Jewish environmental community. Canfei Nesharim is the fiscal sponsor and implementing organization for this project.
Updated: May. 23, 2010
About 105 Jewish college students will be utilizing their spring and summer breaks working on organic farms around the US for a week in six different sessions on the east and west coasts. At the same time, they will learn about food sustainability, Jewish agricultural laws, medicinal herbs, global food security and the growing food justice movement within the Jewish and secular worlds. This in a program, run by Jewish Farm School, with offices in New York and Philadelphia and co-sponsored by Hillel, which intends to give students a greater understanding of the complex issues involving sustainable food production.
Updated: Feb. 18, 2010
The 16th Annual Teva Seminar, sponsored by the Jewish National Fund, will take place from June 7-10, 2010 at Surprise lake Camp in Cold Spring, NY. Torah scholars, farmers, educators, students and scientists will engage in environmental sustainability, camping, gardening and other topics of Jewish Environmentalism. Participants will engage in a dialogue about the connection between God, earth, and humanity, gaining the skills to bring it to various educational settings.
Updated: Feb. 14, 2010