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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
MASA Israel Journey recently launched ‘Go Green in Israel,’ an initiative to highlight opportunities for young adults in North America to study, intern or volunteer in the “green” or environmental sector in the Jewish state. MASA offers programs ranging from environmental studies at Ben-Gurion University and the Arava Institute, to internships at renewable energy startups, to volunteering on an eco-farm.
Updated: Nov. 23, 2009
The Covenant Foundation gave out its annual Covenant Awards for innovative Jewish educators Sunday night at the Marriot Hotel in Washington, D.C., where the Jewish Federations of North America held its annual General Assembly. Dr. Erica Brown, Scholar-in-Residence at the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and Director of Adult Education at the Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning; Rabbi Stuart Seltzer, Dean of Judaic Studies at the Shoshana S. Cardin School in Baltimore; and Nili Simhai, Director of the Teva Learning Center in New York are the 2009 awardees. Each of the recipients will receive $36,00 as well as $5,000 for their institutions.
Updated: Nov. 16, 2009
This is an in-depth analysis about how one organization (Sviva Israel) used Facebook Events for their ' Eco Lights Campaign' to tie online and offline organizing, and how it transformed the organization in the process. Sviva Israel utilizes community organizing techniques and social media to stimulate real world action and create environmental awareness. This is one group that has mastered the art of the Facebook Event.
Updated: Oct. 21, 2009
Torah Flora is a website devoted to Biblical ethnobotany, a way of using the tools of botany and ethnobotany to help us better understand the Torah. This includes such things as identifying the plants and other natural phenomena mentioned in the Tanach (Jewish Bible), using information about these plants to shed light on their use in prophetic metaphor, and studying the plants involved in performing various mitzvot in order to better appreciate and perform those mitzvot.
Updated: Sep. 01, 2009
For the fourth year, Canfei Nesharim is appreciating the importance of water through our annual Sukkot project, True Joy Through Water. Divrei Torah, program suggestions, stickers and Sukkah decorations are currently available on their website, and great more resources are coming soon.
Updated: Sep. 01, 2009
The Israeli Chief Rabbinate is embarking on a new initiative led by Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger to revoke kosher certificates from fruit and vegetable growers who overuse pesticides. If the initiative is authorized, it will be the first time the Chief Rabbinate stipulates conditions not directly related to kosher laws for the issuance of a kosher certificate.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2009