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 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. This document provides a good overview of higher welfare eggs if your institution is looking into making the switch from conventional […]
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 suggest an easy lift that would support making 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.
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 […]
A Tu B’shevat Seder is a fun experiential way to connect to an increasingly well-known Jewish holiday, bringing to life ecological teachings, enjoying fruit from around the world, and of fostering social connections. Here are four distinct ideas for a Seder to celebrate this Jewish “New Year for the trees”, all of which combine traditional […]
The Jewish Farm School created this manual to help educators create gardens within a framework of Jewish texts, holidays and rituals.
See how another Jewish institution created an environmental education program, and use their strategies as inspiration for your own institution!