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Found 61 resources with the medium "Curriculum".

Free Environmental Education Resources for Students and Teachers

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. […]

Counting for the Climate: Omer 5779

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’s NEW Tu B’shvat Haggadah!

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 […]

New Year For The Animals

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 […]

Animals

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 […]

Baal Taschit and Recycling

This program is an introduction to recycling at day camp through teaching about the Jewish concept of baal tashchit with a modality of hands on activities presented each Wednesday- known as “Wasteless Wednesdays”. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the Jewish concept of baal tashchit- do not waste – with various hands on activities […]

​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 […]

Saving Creation One Hoshanah at a Time

This program is an interactive and connective approach to the ritual of Hoshanah Rabbah. Each day of Sukkot we say Hoshanah! meaning “Please Save Us!” and so, after learning the basics of Hoshanah Rabbah and exploring the boundaries what we mean when we say “us,” participants will have the opportunity to write their own “Hoshanot” […]

Food Justice Shabbat Dinner

This program brought members of the Jewish community together for a Shabbat dinner that highlighted local and ethically sourced ingredients while educating participants about issues of food justice in our city. The dinner included sharing stories, discussion questions, and conversations about ways to help promote equal food access. We partnered with a local food justice […]

What is Jewish About Cheese?

This workshop explores the history of dairy in the context of Judaism and Jewish tradition. It teaches participants how to easily make their own cheese and butter (they will leave the session being able to try both), while touching upon the modern-day dairy industry and its relation to Kashrut. This program was created by Emily […]

Jewish Food Justice Around the Farm

This program is an introduction to Jewish agricultural law. Pairing them with sustainable agriculture projects offers a taste of what it might have been like for our ancestors to follow these laws. Participants will have the opportunity to farm in small groups and to learn how many of our earth based laws also help us […]

Shmita with Acorns

This program can be incorporated into holiday programs for a harvest holiday (Sukkot, Passover, or Shavuot) especially during a Shmita year. It provides an interactive introduction to Shmita, including the basis of Shmita in Jewish text and the connection between Shmita and sustainable agriculture. It was designed by Rachel Aronson as part of the JOFEE […]