Tree b'Earthday: A Tu b'Shevat Celebration Friday, January 25 – Sunday, January 27, 2013 at Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center in the Connecticut Berkshires Give thanks for the birthday of the trees and the Jewish Earth Day with the many branches of the Jewish environmental movement. Join activists, rabbis, leaders, and educators to contemplate and celebrate our interconnectedness with trees and the natural world. Tree-mendous highlights include: -Romemu-style (Renewal) services with Shir Yaakov -Orthodox services with Rabbi Greg Wall All-inclusi... read more.
It's been a big year for Jewcology. Specifically, it’s been a Year of Jewish Learning on the Environment, with new learning materials released on a wide range of Jewish environmental topics. These materials have been shared widely in the Jewish community, including by such diverse Jewish publications as TorahCafe.com, the Jerusalem Post, Hirhurim (Torah Musings), and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. In total, it’s the most comprehensive set of resources ever created on the topic of Torah and the environment. We encourage you to learn these... read more.
Jewish Energy Network – Community Organizing Training with JOIN for Justice March 13-14 – Washington, DC Gain the skills you need to take action! CLICK HERE to apply Creating systemic change can be challenging. But there are tools that can help! Gain skills to take action in your community. In support of the Jewish Energy Covenant Campaign and the Jewish Energy Network, COEJL is convening a two-day community organizing training, in partnership with JOIN for Justice, in Washington DC on March 13 and 14. This training will provide you with community ... read more.
Acting for The Shalom Center, I have been named to the steering committee of Interfaith Moral Action on Climate (IMAC ). IMAC has a major project under way that may be especially interesting to environmentally committed members of the Jewish community. IMAC is planning a prayerful gathering the afternoon of January 15 at the White House to call on the President to take five steps on the climate crisis: 1. Permanently refuse permits for the XL Tar Sands pipeline, because tar-oil is among the most dangerous of the planet-heating forms of carbon. 2. &n... read more.
Congratulations to the following Jewish environmental organizations who were recognized on the 2012-13 Slingshot List of the 50 Most Innovative Jewish Organizations in North America! The organizations listed are also a part of the Green Hevra, a collaborative effort of 16 major Jewish environmental organizations, working together to increase coordination across the Jewish environmental movement. Here are the Green Hevra organizations recognized by Slingshot: Eden Village Camp Eden Village Camp was selected by Slingshot because we are bringing Judai... read more.
What does Jewish tradition teach about the environment? What can we learn from Jewish sources about food, consumerism, water and waste? Now you can go straight to the sources to learn – and build your own source sheet to teach others. On November 13, at the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly, Jewcology announced the launch of a new Jewish Environmental Source Library, available online now at www.on1foot.org/environmental-library. On1Foot is a open source library of Jewish texts on a range of social justice topics, where you can br... read more.
Coming to the GA? Join your fellow Jewish environmentalists and share your successes at an exciting 90-minute session planned for Tuesday moring. Tuesday Nov 13th, 9:00-10:30am How to Transform Your Community through Jewish Environmentalism Jewish environmentalism is growing by leaps and bounds, spreading with great success across North America. Discover this unique and powerful movement and learn how to take home a replicable model for your community. Engaging a variety of perspectives through discussion format, this session will bring Jewish envi... read more.
Attention Jewcology Bloggers! We're excited to launch the next season of Jewcology Blogs, and would like to invite all our Jewcology participants to participate. Our aim is to have a blog posted each day (except for Shabbat) between November and May. By being part of the Jewcology Blogging Corps, you will: Have the opportunity to share your thoughts and programs with a wide audience of Jewish environmentalists via Jewcology and our related promotion efforts Help build the Jewish environmental field and strengthen Jewcology as a tool to unite our global m... read more.
In celebration of Parshat Noach this coming Shabbat, Jewcology is proud to share a wealth of resources on the topic of Noach. Please enjoy and share these resources from many of our partners and participants so we can all benefit from the lessons of Parshat Noach. Explore all of our Parshat Noach resources Here's a sampling: Countering Destruction - Lessons from Noah Although the flood and the life of Noah occurred thousands of years ago, the ... read more.
Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to Jewcology's Year of Action Campaign on IndieGoGo. We're so excited to announce that we successfully raised $7,564 in that online campaign, more than meeting our goal of $7,500! As a result of your support, we will receive a matching grant from the ROI Community of $7,500 to support our Year of Action in 2013. We will begin our Year of Action, focusing on the mitzvah of Bal Tashchit, on Tu b’Shevat 2013. Please stay tuned for great resources which will be available at that time! In th... read more.