Jewish Veg is an organization that “encourages and helps Jews to embrace plant-based diets as an expression of the Jewish values of compassion for animals, concern for health, and care for the environment”. For synagogues, Hillels and other Jewish institutions participating in the Hazon Seal of Sustainability program, our Vegan Option Always program can greatly […]
Distributed by the EPA mailer on 8/15/2019. We’d love to hear from you if you are using any of these! The new school year is already upon students and teachers. To help kickoff the new year, EPA has a lot of free resources available in hard copy on environmental education, including on reducing, reusing and recycling. […]
This 4 page resource provides a useful overview of Shmita and provides some useful information about how you can incorporate the values of Shmita into your life. The resource can be found here.
This guide is a resource book with ideas, definitions, stories and guidance for Jewish institutions to think about how they can make healthier and more sustainable food choices. The guide also includes an audit with a list of questions for an institution to use to be able to assess where it’s doing well and how […]
This Haggadah supplement was put together by the Heschel Center for Sustainability. It has many stories and text studies that connect the Passover story to sustainability and the environment. It explores our connection to the environment, the place Passover has in a modern world, and the social contexts of slavery.
This brief 2-page document can be handed out to your community to inform them about the importance of higher welfare eggs and how they can look for higher welfare eggs in their grocery store. It provides a good overview of higher welfare eggs if your institution is looking into making the switch from conventional eggs.
Rabbi Rain Zohav, Executive Director, Jews of the Earth Home base: Washington DC Rabbi Rain Zohav has been concerned about the environment since participating in the very first Earth Day at UCLA. The information learned that day inspired her to undertake advocacy for a recycling center in her small town. After high school, she made aliyah […]
We had a truly fantastic webinar this week and I would like to, again, thank our friend Gary Oppenheimer for his inspirational and helpful talk. It was a real treat. I encourage all of you to check out the recording if you missed it. Gary suggests an easy lift that could make a big difference. […]
Know someone who is interested in the program and you want to give them a brief overview? This is the file for you! A 4-page overview of the Hazon Seal of Sustainability program that you can download and share via email / social media. Open to download HERE.
Elan Margulies, Director of Education at Hazon, presents a text study about trees in Jewish thought.
Tu B’Shvat is an ancient celebration of the new year for trees. It has changed and evolved over twenty centuries, and has never been more vital or significant than it is today. We live in an era in which sustainable forestry is more widely practiced than ever before, yet deforestation is a powerful driver of climate […]
Staff Training Sessions on Group Management, Questioning Strategies, and Blending Jewish and Scientific Learning
These training sessions were implemented during the Spring 2017 Outdoor Education Staff Training weekend, at Tamarack Camps. The participants were ages 19 to 70+ (largely ages 19-25), and ranged in experience levels from brand new to very experienced (largely new). These staff training sessions focus on essential skills for the educators that work at Tamarack Camps […]