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Reducing Food Waste & Embracing “Ugly Food”

Did you know that Americans waste 25% of the food they buy? According to Sustainable America, an environmental non-profit, that’s like buying four bags of groceries and dropping one in the street! Reducing food waste is not just a way to save money, but one of many critical steps toward reducing methane emissions and our […]

How to Recycle Anything

This comprehensive list provides a guide of how to recycle hundreds of products. Access this resource here.

Recharging Judaism: How Civic Engagement is Good for Synagogues, Jews, and America

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 […]

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 […]

Hazon CSA Shabbat

Coordinating a Hazon CSA Shabbat meal offers the opportunity to bring members together to celebrate Shabbat all across North America. Participants will get to eat from their CSA box at a potluck locally, while united with other Hazon CSAs doing the same thing in their own communities. It is a chance to come together and […]

Temple Isaiah Social Action Seder

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 […]

Vegetables Resources for CSAs

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

​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 […]