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  • Launch of Food Waste Action #4

    Just before Tu b'Shevat, we launched our Year of Jewish Action on the Environment.  Our goal is to empower the Jewish community to take action on energy conservation and reduce food waste this year. The program will continue through Tu B'Shvat 2014.   Continuing with the Year of Action, we're now pleased to share the fourth action to reduce food waste!  You can also see this action in the full list here. Food Waste Action #4: Put on My Plate ONLY What I will Eat. Eyes bigger than your stomach?  Once that food is on your plate, it&... read more.

  • Opportunity from the Nathan Cummings Foundation

    On October 7-10, 2013 The Nathan Cummings Foundation will host leaders in their twenties and thirties to explore strategies to create a U.S. society by the year 2030 where our religious diversity leads us to act collaboratively for a more just, fair and compassionate country.     As a Jewcology community, we feel that the more Jewish environmental leaders who apply to this event, the more likelihood that the conversation will include challenges of sustainability.  We encourage you to apply for this event.  The deadline to apply is this coming Monday, July 15. ... read more.

  • Shabbat Behar: Bringing Shmita To Your Community

    Posted: May 1, 2013
    by Hazon
    Tags: Shabbat-Shmitta-Cycles of Rest

    The parsha (weekly Torah reading) of Behar, which literally means ‘On The Mountain,’ introduces the detailed, visionary teachings of Shmita. This particular section of the Torah is located towards the end of the book of Vayikra (Leviticus) and is read each year about a week or two before Shavuot. As we continue to deepen into the process of re-acquainting ourselves with the Shmita tradition, we are very excited to use the opportunity of Parshat Behar as an annual mark, as a reminder, and as a guide. In partnership with Hazon & the Green Hevra, you are invited to join ... read more.

  • Netiya nearing 2nd place: Please VOTE to help us win $100K

    Posted: April 15, 2013
    by Netiya

    Could you take a minute please to VOTE here to help Netiya win $100K to rethink ma'aser on a city-wide level in LA! We are nearing second place out of 279 submissions. We've partnered with Seeds of Hope, 200 churches and schools of the LA Diocese, and designed a project to inspire our combined 235+ faith-based institutions to tithe 10% of their unused or ornamental land for the purpose of growing food. You don't have to be from LA to vote...and it just takes a minute. Here is the direct link and info below about our Project 10: http://myla2050... read more.

  • Success on Wind Power in Maryland!

    Evonne Marzouk
    Posted: April 9, 2013
    by Evonne Marzouk

    Last year, I got involved in a state level legislative campaign promoting wind power in Maryland.  Working with our local Interfaith Power and Light, I had the opportunity to speak in support of this bill at a town hall meeting on November 3, 2011.  (See the text of what I said here.)  My local Silver Spring Sustainability Circle (Kayamut) also got involved, including sending a Tu b’Shevat card to our representative.  Our efforts were successful in getting the bill passed through the Maryland House of Delegates last year, but the session ended without it becomin... read more.

  • White House Arrests; Bitter Herb, Matzah, & Healing Climate

     The Shalom Center
    Posted: March 22, 2013
    by The Shalom Center
    Tags: Climate Change, Holidays and Pesach-Passover

    Yesterday (March 21, 2013), along with 14 other religious folk, clergy and committed "laity," I was arrested for standing at the White House with Bitter Herb and Matzah, signs and songs, reciting the names of more than 100 people who had been killed by one result of the climate crisis: Superstorm Sandy. The action was organized by Interfaith Moral Action on Climate, of which The Shalom Center is a vigorously active member. We were calling on the president to act swiftly to heal our Mother Earth from the climate crisis, from the plagues that modern Pharaohs --... read more.

  • International Jewish environmental art residency

    Art Kibbutz NY
    Posted: March 20, 2013
    by Art Kibbutz NY

      Art Kibbutz NY, the international Jewish artist colony will be launching its pilot residency program this spring at the spectacular Eden Village Camp in Putnam Valley, New York. The first season's theme is THE JEWISH WALTZ WITH PLANET EARTH. From May 1-22, 2013, outstanding Jewish artists from all disciplines will be able to work on developing their work while in residence at Eden Village Camp, renowned for its naturalistic beauty, a spectacular 248-acre venue bordered on three sides by the wooded hills of Clarence Fahnestock State Park in the Hudson Valley, just 50 miles ... read more.

  • Jewish Environmentalists Unite at the Forward on Climate Rally!

     Jewcology Team
    Posted: February 12, 2013
    by Jewcology Team

    The Jewish environmental movement will have a shared presence at the Forward on Climate rally.  Here are the details about the rally, as described by At 12 Noon on Sunday, February 17, thousands of Americans will head to Washington, D.C. to make Forward on Climate the largest climate rally in history. Join this historic event to make your voice heard and help the president start his second term with strong climate action. Many Jewish environmental organizations are promoting or participating in the event.  For example:   The Shalom Center urges Jew... read more.

  • The Natural Bible

    Baruch Sienna
    Posted: January 27, 2013
    by Baruch Sienna
    Tags: Education and Jewish Literacy

                  For anyone interested in Bible study, nature, the environment or religion, this unique and valuable resource elucidates the connections between Judaism and the natural world.  The Natural Bible explores how religious environmental values can help us have a healthier relationship with the earth, and at the same time, how an appreciation of the natural environment enriches our understanding of the biblical text’s use of metaphors from the natural world. Topics include sus... read more.

  • Launching the Year of Action!

     Jewcology Team
    Posted: January 23, 2013
    by Jewcology Team

    Yesterday, we concluded our Year of Jewish Learning on the Environment.  In appropriate Jewish fashion, we are turning immediately from LEARNING to DOING by launching our Year of Jewish Action on the Environment today! Just in time for Tu b'Shevat, the new Canfei Nesharim/Jewcology Year of Action will provide tools and resources to empower the Jewish community to take action on energy conservation and reduce food waste.     We're thrilled to announce that this program will be implemented in partnership with the Coalition on the Environmen... read more.

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