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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