Hi folks - I hope you'll check out this unique event happening in downtown Brooklyn. Click here for full event info. Join the Jewish Meditation Center of Brooklyn and Adamah for a teaching by Sarah Chandler (followed by our weekly sitting meditation at 8pm!) Soul Journeys Through Living Soil As we move through spring time and notice the trees bloom with flowers and green, we may miss out on the life force of activity within the soil below us. The interconnectedness of organisms, ions, roots, water and air within the soil... read more.
The fourth topic in the Year of Jewish Learning on the Environment, Sustainability in the Land of Israel, has just been released! Rabbinic teachings on Yishuv Eretz Yisrael (settling the land of Israel) highlight the common Jewish duty to live sustainably. Our Sages made short-term sacrifices in order to preserve their resources, actions we should emulate to help us find ways for today's reality on the Land. See all Sustainability in the Land of Israel Materials! Share Year of Jewish Learning Materials with your commun... read more.
The Jewish Farm School and Hebrew College are partnering to offer you a weeklong, intensive course exploring the intersection of Judaism, agriculture and contemporary food justice. In this week-long, service learning experience, participants will explore the relationship between Judaism, agriculture and contemporary food justice issues. This unique seminar will include farm work, text study and meetings with activists, community leaders, and business people. On the farm, you will gain hands-on experience in sustainable agriculture techniques such as planting, harvesting and so... read more.
CHICAGO, IL -- The Gan Project, a Jewish social and environmental justice organization, is pleased to announce their first annual Earth Day Mitzvah Mania. The Gan Project grows organic, heirloom produce on its quarter acre Homestead located in West Rogers Park, Chicago. Of that produce, half is gleaned by the community, in accordance with the ancient agricultural practices outlined in the Torah, and half is donated to the ARK food pantry. “We see the roots of Judaism grounded in the agricultural practices of our ancestors and believe that engaging in conte... read more.
"You have to claim authorship of your own story and learn to tell it to others so that they can understand, appreciate, and share the values that move you to act, because it may move them to act as well." (Marshall Ganz, developer of the Public Narrative training) Jewcology is partnering with the Teva Seminar on Jewish Environmental Education to bring back our engaging and effective Public Narrative Leadership Training. In 2011, nearly 50 Jewish environmental leaders were empowered to tell their stories and the stories of their communities, and to motiv... read more.
Jewcology is partnering with the Teva Seminar on Jewish Environmental Education to bring back our engaging and effective Leadership Training. In 2011, nearly 50 Jewish environmental leaders were empowered to tell their stories and the stories of their communities, and to motivate their communities to meaningful, shared action. Save now when you register for BOTH the Teva Seminar and the Jewcology Leadership Training! Attendees who register by April 1st receive $100 off! Jewcology Leadership Training Date: Thurs., June... read more.
Siach: An Environment and Social Justice Conversation Applications for 2nd Annual Conference Now Open WHAT: A unique opportunity to meet, share and collaborate with fellow social justice and environment activists from across the Jewish world. Siach, an Environment and Social Justice Conversation, brings together committed activi... read more.
Examining Durban: How Will the Last Climate-Change Talks Impact Jews, Israel and the World? Wednesday, February 29 at 1:00 pm est. Click here to register! What happened at the climate negotiations in Durban? And how can we be involved as a Jewish community? Join a discussion about the recent U.N. Conference on Climate in Durban. Environmentalists Dr. Orr Karassin, Michael Schut and David Turnbull will present Jewish, Israeli and interfaith perspectives. Presenters: Dr. Orr Karassin, Green Zionist Alliance Michael Schut, economic and environmental affairs officer o... read more.
Introducing an online, college-accredited course on Judaism and the environment! The course, ‘A Jewish Perspective on Environmental Sustainability,’ relates to contemporary environmental issues from the lens of Jewish teachings. The units covered include the Garden of Eden and a stewardship paradigm; Jewish sources on agriculture and globalized food production today; and the Torah’s injunction not to waste in regards to food and energy waste in modern society. The course is being offered by the New York-based... read more.
COEJL is holding a series of informative training webinars for participating Jewish organizations who have signed onto the Jewish Energy Covenant Campaign declaration. The first webinar is on “How to Create an Energy Reduction Plan” and will be on Wednesday, February 22. It is not too late to participate in this webinar! Please call us for more information at 212-532-7436 if your organization is thinking about signing the declaration. Introduction to the Jewish Energy Covenant Campaign A diverse group of Jewish leaders is supporting the Jewish E... read more.