Follow along with Shamayim’s Plant-Based Torah series, weekly D’var Torahs all about the connection between Torah and animal welfare, and the compatibility of plant-based living with Judaism and its central religious texts! We hope these weekly writings inspire you to live in alignment with the Jewish value that is Tza’ar Ba’alei Chayim, not […]
This is a living list of our newsletter recommendations, and it will be updated periodically. No more digging through your emails! Use this list in your internal communications or simply to easily find the content. Some AOC + beautiful/radical watercolors to brighten your day. 7:35 min, and worth every second. Despairing about the […]
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.
Purchase this resource here. Special Discount for Seal Sites: Use the promo code ENGAGEMENT20 at check out to receive a 20% discount Recharging Judaism is the essential and timely guide for every synagogue and community seeking to strengthen the bonds of Jewish communal life through advocating for social justice. This volume delves into the enriching civic […]
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 […]
Here, access Temple Isaiah of Stony Brook New York’s 2009 Passover Seder Hagaddah, entitled “Food as a Tool for Social Justice: Creating a healthier, more sustainable community and world”, as well as their “Cliff Notes” guide to leading a service using this Hagaddah. Click here to access the Hagaddah. Click here to access the Leader’s […]
Planning sustainable simchas and holiday celebrations is an essential part of greening your community. These useful guides provide important information for making your next bar mitzvah, wedding, holiday celebration, and more as green as possible. Jews United for Justice Green and Just Celebration Guide offers specific suggestions for being mindful of workers’ rights and environmental […]
Activities, resources, and Jewish texts on climate change targeted towards teens.