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 […]
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 […]
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest and best known animal protection organization.
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.
A guide to help plan Shabbat meals, from thinking about what to serve to bringing insightful Jewish learning to your Shabbat table. In partnership with NEXT: A Division of Birthright Israel Foundation.
A student curriculum and lesson plan manual for students grades 5-9 to explore the relationship between Jewish texts, traditions, and practices and the food we eat. Includes experiential programs to further explore these issues.
The Jewish Initiative for Animals provides ways to strengthen the Jewish community while bringing its values of compassion for animals into practice
These resources focus on background policy information and how reforming the Farm Bill is a Jewish issue.
Food for Thought is designed to encourage participants to think critically about the food that they eat and the ways their food choices affect the health of their community and the planet. Learn more about the guide here Click here to purchase or to download a free digital copy
Included in this guide for synagogues are specific suggestions on how to schedule and promote a vegetarian Green Kiddush, a list of concrete ways to make it “green,” tips associated with each suggestion, and templates of educational signage.