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Caring for the environment is an important theme in the Jewish tradition. The holiday of Tu BiSh’vat, which means the fifteenth of Sh'vat and is the date of celebration, honors nature and is often called 'the birthday of the trees.' It's a good time to encourage children to begin thinking about trees and the role they play in our environment. Together with your children, watch the Shalom Sesame videos below to learn about Tu BiSh’vat. Then try some of the discussion ideas and activities below recommended by Reform Jewish educators to further extend the lessons learned in the videos. If you wish, share your experiences and ideas in the comments sections below!
Updated: Jan. 28, 2015
Yeshivat Noam, an Orthodox Jewish Day School in Paramus, New Jersey, announced today that it is making the switch from conventional energy to clean, renewable solar energy. The Amberjack Solar Energy Company of Oakland, New Jersey, is currently installing 1,512 solar panels on the roofs of Yeshivat Noam’s two school buildings. Yeshivat Noam is the first Yeshiva Day School in Bergen County, New Jersey and among the first Yeshiva Day Schools in the United States to make the switch to solar energy.
Updated: Nov. 24, 2014
Through the Topsy Turvy Bus Tour, this mobile educational spectacle is showing communities that we have the power to change the course of history and flip the environmental damage we see around us on its head. Through hands-on programming with activities both on and off the bus, over 2,500 participants of all ages have experienced this unique Jewish environmental education learning space.
Updated: Jul. 22, 2014
From Me to We: Between Tribal and Global is a three day gathering which will bring together 70 Jewish social justice and environmental activists from the Siach network and around the world to engage and explore their shared identity, mission and commitment to Jewish values and to each other and to the wider world. The gathering will start on Monday morning, June 9th and will end Wednesday early evening, June 11th in Budapest, Hungary.
Updated: Apr. 23, 2014
Adamah is now accepting applications for the 2014 spring, summer and fall Adamah Fellowships. Now in its tenth successful year, Adamah: The Jewish Environmental Fellowship is a three-month leadership training program for Jewish adults ages 20-32 that integrates organic agriculture, farm-to-table living, Jewish learning, community building, and spiritual practice.
Updated: Apr. 23, 2014
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
MOFET International is pleased to announce its scheduled webinars for the upcoming months. The webinars are geared towards the interests and professional development of teachers and teacher educators around the world. Participation in the webinars is free of charge, but requires advance registration.
Updated: Oct. 02, 2013
Join Hazon for the weekend after Shavuot, May 17-19, 2013 for a Hazon Food Conference-inspired weekend, Torah of Food, that will fill up your senses with the first fruits of the season, and the finest fruits of Torah learning. The gathering will be held at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT.
Updated: Apr. 29, 2013