Do you have a synagogue endowment or other funds managed by your Jewish Community Foundation or federation? If so, do you know how that money is being invested and if there are values-base or socially responsible investing opportunities? If not – Here’s one way for you to advocate for their inclusion: Founded in 2012, […]
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 […]
Food / Climate Change and Our Own Life Cycles In this era of Environmental Teshuva, a timeless Jewish teaching to engage in teshuva “one day before we die” takes on new meaning. For centuries, Jewish sustainability has included an understanding of Bal Tashkhit (Do Not Destroy) as ongoing education to prevent environmentally destructive funeral choices. How […]
Time: Aug 4, 2019 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada), by:Zoom Scheduled due to popular demand, this webinar focuses on climate advocacy: How you can get your community active in this space, locally and federally. We were joined by two committed advisers of the Hazon Seal program: Mirele Goldsmith, a longtime supporter and […]
Composting your food scraps is one of the most direct ways that you can lower your carbon footprint, give back to the Earth, and inspire friends and family to follow suit. Fortunately, many towns in Westchester now have a food scrap recycling program, where residents can bring their food scraps along with regular recycling to […]
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 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.
Each year, Temple Solel of Hollywood, Florida, plans and executes a major annual program called the King Tide Event. Over 100 community members come together during the King Tide to observe, measure, and learn about the sea level rise in Temple Solel’s community. Click HERE for for their Planning a King Tide Event guide to […]
Please click here to access a calendar leading up to Shavuot made by Interfaith Power & Light. This organization is mobilizing a religious response to global warming. The mission of Interfaith Power & Light is to be faithful stewards of Creation by responding to global warming through the promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency, and […]
Hazon Seal Webinar: #2, 9.7.16 Agenda: 1. High holidays and sustainability 2. Shazon Seal pilot update and Resource Bank 3. Learn from fellow Hazon Seal sites 4. Sustainability Messaging with Dr. Mirele Goldsmith
1. A Potato Menora! 2. Jeremy Kranowitz, Managing Director for Sustainability at Hazon (https://hazon.org/about/contact/staff/#jeremy-kranowitz) sharing from his previous experience on minimizing food waste (a large scale NASCAR event, large law firms). 3. PR and sustainability stories