Sacred Seasons of the Sacred Earth is a series of four webinars focusing on the festivals of Hanukkah, Tu B’Shvat, and two sessions of Passover. The first webinar will be on Tuesday November 13th, 2018 at 7 pm Eastern time. The webinars are from Rabbi Arthur Waskow and Alanna Kleinman, a rabbinical student at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and the Ira Silverman Memorial Intern at The Shalom Center. To read more or to register for the webinars, click here.
JCAN is the Jewish Climate Action Network that aims to mobilize communities to take leadership in climate campaigns through education and reducing carbon footprints. Their mission includes making the Jewish voice on climate change heard, building relationships with environmental and justice leaders, inspiring and mobilizing Jewish communities, and providing informational resources on climate change action. To read more about JCAN, click here.
Teaching Teens Sustainable Living Through Jewish Wisdom is a program from Canfei Neshrim that focuses on teenagers. The curriculum is designed to teach high school students about sustainable living using Science and Torah. Their goal is to give students a hands on experience of Judaism that inspires a deeper following and a commitment to fulfill tikkun olam (repairing the world). To read more about the project, click here.
Wilderness Torah is a center for earth-based Judaism in California. Their mission is to awaken and celebrate the earth-based traditions of Judaism to nourish the connections between self, community, earth and Spirit. They aim to reconnect individuals and communities to the ancient, earth-based Jewish heritage and inspire communities to care for the world. To read more about Wilderness Torah, click here.
Canfei Nesharim is a Torah-based environmental movement that aims to educate and empower Jewish individuals and communities to take an active role in protecting the environment. They value education that leads to action, appreciation for creation, and cultivating leadership. By focusing on these values, they hope to internalize Jewish and sustainable values and turn that into an environmentally-sensitive way of life. To read more about Canfei Nesharim, click here.
Celebrating Water and Learning about Hydrofracking is a handout from the Green Zionist Alliance on why it is important to talk about hydrofracking. It offers facts on water consumption and usage and information on what to do about fracking. To read more or download the handout, click here.
Tu B’Shvat: The Greening of Judaism is a handout from Interfaith Family. It offers a brief overview of Tu B’Shvat and different activities to celebrate the holiday. It also offers examples of how to be caretakers of the earth. To read the entire handout, click here.
Hazon has created a handout on Tu B’Shvat and how to properly celebrate the holiday. The guide offers a history of Tu B’Shvat, activities, songs, and more. To view or download the entire handout, click here.
The Green Zionist Alliance has created an article of quotes that focus on Israel’s environment. To read the entire article, click here.
The Green Zionist Alliance offers a place for all people who care about humanity’s responsibility to preserve the Earth, specifically the Jewish peoples responsibility to preserve the ecology of Israel. They work to educate and mobilize people around the world for Israel’s environment and to improve environmental practices by working for positive change in all people. To read more on the Green Zionist Alliance, click here.