www. a r a v a . o r g The Arava Institute is offering two $1000 scholarships for fall 2011 semester. Suitable candidates must Be North American Be accepted to the Fall 2011 semester. Be able to demonstrate leadership accomplishments. Have a passion for environmental issues. As part of the application process to the Arava Institute you are required to provide two letters of recommendation and a personal essay. To apply for the grant: 1. One of your letters of recommendation must address your leadership skills and accompl... read more.
Planting Seeds: Jewish Early Childhood Garden Education Conference at Kayam Farm When: Sunday July 24, 2011 at 3:00pm -to- Tuesday July 26, 2011 at 3:00pm Add to my calendar Where: Kayam Farm at Pearlstone Retreat Center 5425 Mt. Gilead Rd Reisterstown, MD 21136 Driving Directions Cost: $300 per adult double occupancy $400 per adult single occupancy $50 per child 3-12 $18 per child under 3 You're invited to a wonderful event, and the first of its kind! A conference on Jewish Early Childhood Garden Educati... read more.
The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development Cordially Invites You To an Interfaith Climate Change Forum on the topic How Can Religions Address the Climate Crisis? with the Honorable Panelists: His Beatitude Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Haj Salah Zuheika, Deputy Minister of the Palestinian Authority's Ministry of Religious Affairs Rabbi David Rosen, AJC International Director of Interreligious Affairs All of Whom are Members of The Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land The American Colony Ho... read more.
When: Sunday, July 10 at noon Where: Spertus, 610 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago Come join farmer and environmentalist Elan Margulies as he leads an interactive session that explores Judaism's connection to the earth through religious texts as well as theater and hevrutah (group study). Plus, each participant will plant their own microgreens to bring home and harvest! In addition to his accomplishments as an educator, Elan Margulies developed the science of nature curriculum for Eden Village Camp, America's first Jewish Environmental camp. He is now the farm ... read more.
Mazel tov! We're excited to be celebrating Jewcology's 200th day! Jewcology now features: 484 resources for synagogues, schools, communities and Jewish institutions (shared in the Idea Box) 342 registered users 253 blog postings 34 communities 24 video "questions of the week" featuring our partner organizations In honor of this happy anniversary, we have awarded the Jewcology Leaf to our most active participants. You can see the leaf in the corner of the profile pictures of our top ... read more.
Are you educating the Jewish community about protecting the environment? Have you faced challenges with: motivating people into action? inspiring Jews who don’t have the same values as you? or moving a community into activism and shared commitment? Jewcology is partnering with educators from Harvard University on a new leadership training intended to address these specific issues, in order to empower Jews who are seeking to educate Jewish communities about the importance of protecting the environment. ... read more.
Israel's Samar sand dunes — and the unique animal species that live there — may be destroyed. (Photos courtesy of Taal Goldman of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies) NEW YORK (May 26, 2011) — Picture a desert and you'll probably envision rolling hills of sand like those traversed by the nomadic caravans of the Sahara. Yet, even though the majority of Israel is desert, almost none of it is like the Sahara except for a small section near the southern tip of Israel in the Arava Valley: the Samar sand dunes. Ori... read more.
Join us for a new leadership training which will empower you to engage your community in Jewish-environmental learning and action. Spaces are filling up: register today! Scholarship deadline extended to MONDAY, MAY 23. Registration deadline: Friday, May 27! The seminar will take place on Thursday, June 2 at the Teva Seminar on Jewish Environmental Education in Cold Spring, NY. Participating in the Teva Seminar?Sign up for the Jewcology training! If you are not attending the seminar,you can still join us just for the day and take advantage of this excellent... read more.
I'm so excited to let people know about Rainbow Day – May 30th-31st, the 27th of Iyyar, and the 42nd day of the Omer. For a few years now I've been dreaming of making Rainbow Day a reality in the Jewish world. Rabbi Arthur Waskow first came up with the idea of using the dates of the flood story in 1981. But now I think we (the Jewish world) are ready to make it happen. I've been collecting prayers and rituals, lesson plans about seed-saving and hydrofracking, learning from Hoshea and Ezekiel, from Kabbalah and midrash, and project ideas that you... read more.
May 15, 2011 | Iyyar 11, 5771 Hi Teva Friend, Teva invites you to join us for the First Ever Teva Seminar Shabbat Retreat in Nature from June 3rd through June 5th, 2011. Come celebrate creation and community with inspiring prayer and learning. Register now and save $50! Click here to learn how. Delve into the ecological dimensions of Shabbat and ... read more.