Ethical Meat and Dairy Consumption
A challah is a symbol. It encompass so much of our Shabbat ritual. For this reason there’s extra meaning in choosing to serve a challah which is free of cruelty, oppression and suffering. Consider this awesome program by our friends at SHAMAYIM (means ‘sky or ‘heaven’ in hebrew), as a way to take another step […]
We applaud you for taking on this important task to align your food choices with your Jewish values as Shomrei Adamah, keepers of the earth. Below are resources to help you on your journey. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or suggestions that you may have regarding this material. Have a good example to share? […]
Shamayim is a Jewish animal advocacy organization that works to fight for ethical treatment of animals. The information below comes from their website. Mission Shamayim: Jewish Animal Advocacy is a non-profit organization that educates leaders, trains advocates, and leads campaigns for the ethical treatment of animals. About Us “Shamayim” means “Heaven” in Hebrew. The goal […]
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 […]
With Jewish Initiative for Animals (JIFA) – https://www.jewishinitiativeforanimals.org/ Our friends at the Jewish Initiative for Animals (JIFA) are a powerful resource for you to learn about and transition towards a more conscious, compassionate and sustainable consumption of food. Since the Hazon Seal started, Jewish Initiative for Animals has partnered with the program by co-creating the […]
Did you know that Judaism has a New Year for the Animals? It’s called Rosh Hashanah La’Behemot, and it falls on Elul 1. Rosh Hashanah La’Behemot is a time for us to honor our relationships with behemot, the animals in our lives. The holiday has not been celebrated extensively since Temple times. There is room for creativity and interpretation in […]
Tza’ar baalei chayim, or prevention of unnecessary cruelty to animals, is a core concept in the Torah. The resources below are great tools to explore our relationship to animals, and to discover ways to look at our treatment of animals through a Jewish lens. “Source Sheet: Jewish Perspectives On Animals” provides Jewish texts and rabbinical […]
Find resources on how to grow certain vegetables and then what to do with them once harvested. Arugula Beets Bell Peppers Bok Choi Broccoli Rabe Broccoli Brussel Sprouts Cabbage Cauliflower Celery Chives Collard Greens Eggplant Escarole Garlic Scapes Garlic Kohlrabi Leeks Lettuce Mustard Greens Onions Parsley Parsnips Pea Shoots Potatoes Radishes Rutabaga Scallions Summer Squash
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest and best known animal protection organization.
Sustainable America is a nonprofit focusing on making food and fuel systems more sustainable. They have many initiatives and campaigns for both individuals and organizations.
A 120-page sourcebook that draws on a range of texts from within Jewish tradition and time, tracing the development and evolution of Shmita from biblical, historical, rabbinic, and contemporary perspectives.