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Sviva Israel and the Jewish Agency's Partnership 2000 of New Jersey-Delaware/Arad-Tamar are finishing a successful first year that paired two Israeli schools with two US schools in their Eco-Connection program. The Eco-Connection project, which began in January, 2009, focused on measuring pupils' ecological footprints and teaching the three basic tenets of environmental behavior - reduce, reuse, recycle. Pupils surveyed their ecological footprints and worked on campaigns to get their schools to reduce water and energy use. They also learned about Jewish responses to environmentalism as well as environmentally clean technologies.
Updated: Jun. 22, 2009
Canfei Nesharim is accepting applications from synagogues to join their 2009-10 Synagogues Pilot, the second phase of the Synagogue Pilot, to run Torah-based environmental programs in their communities. The participating synagogues will carry out a full year-long series of programs on the environment related to themes in the Jewish year, designed by Canfei Nesharim and implemented in seven synagogues around the US during this year's first phase of the pilot.
Updated: May. 18, 2009
For 3,000 years, Jewish tradition has grappled with what is fit—kosher—for us to eat. Today, questions about food have become ever more complicated as we come up against changing nutritional news, the use of chemical pesticides, and industrial farming. Health issues such as obesity and environmental damage are intrinsically connected to our personal and national food choices. Hazon offers resources, curricula, and training about food and Jewish tradition in a new network.
Updated: Mar. 30, 2009
Every 28 years, the Jewish community celebrates the return of the sun to its original place in the heavens at the precise time and day of its creation. This celebration is called Birkat Hahammah - blessing of the Sun. The next date on which we mark this moment is April 8, 2009, the day before Passover. This site, developed by a coalition of Jewish environmental organizations, is dedicated to help mark this amazing day.
Updated: Mar. 30, 2009
On March 27-29, 2009 the Jewish National Fund will mark the second annual JNF GoNeutral Shabbat. Synagogues, schools and communities across the USA will be celebrating Shabbat in an eco-friendly way, learning about the connection between Judaism, Israel and the environment. Schools, synagogues and communities who register for the event will receive a JNF GoNeutral Kit with resources to help them plan and experience the event.
Updated: Mar. 18, 2009
The 15th Annual Teva Seminar, sponsored by the Jewish National Fund, will take place from June 1-4, 2009 in Cold Spring, NY. Torah scholars, farmers, educators, students and scientists will engage in environmental sustainability, camping, gardening and other topics of Jewish Environmentalism.
Updated: Mar. 01, 2009
Just in time for the arrival of Tu B'Shevat, the traditional arboreal New Year, the JTA has published an online feature examining the most significant players and trends in Jewish environmentalism -- and offering some hands-on advice for marking the holiday and greening Jewish communities. In this special section, JTA also announced the winners of the Green Beanies, in recognition of groundbreaking environmental initiatives awarded to organizations and institutions from all walks of Jewish communal life.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2009
In conjunction with this year’s Tu B’Shevat holiday, JTA is sponsoring a contest to find the best Jewish environmental initiatives. The first Green Beanie Awards will be handed out to 10 synagogues, schools, community centers and other Jewish institutions with “green” projects that have shown significant impact or innovative interpretation. Winners will be announced in conjunction with a special section titled “Eco Jews: Traditions and Trends in Jewish Environmentalism,” that will appear Feb. 1-11 on JTA's Web site, coinciding with Tu B’Shevat.
Updated: Jan. 19, 2009
Canfei Nesharim, a US-based non profit organization, founded in 2003, provides a Torah-based approach to the relationship between traditional Jewish sources and modern environmental issues. As a leader of a Torah-based environmental movement, Canfei Nesharim develops programs and materials for synagogues and schools in both the Orthodox and wider Jewish communities, and promotes from their rich website and mail list an ongoing dialogue about the Torah-mandated responsibility to protect the environment.
Updated: Oct. 04, 2008
The summer 2008 issue of Jewish Education News which was published online for the CAJE 33 conference was dedicated to Eco-Judaism, the relationship between the environment and Judaism. This theme was also one of the central themes of CAJE 33, attracting many participants to its numerous sessions. The articles in the issue range from analysis of Jewish text to personal reflections to practical guidelines for educational programs to descriptions of how various institutions are implementing ecologically aware practices that also resonate with core Jewish values.
Updated: Sep. 18, 2008