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Found 13 resources with the tag "education".

Interesting Reads / Listenings (From our Newsletter)

  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 […]

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. […]

Rabbi Rain Zohav

Rabbi Rain Zohav, Executive Director, Jews of the Earth Home base: Washington DC Rabbi Rain Zohav has been concerned about the environment since participating in the very first Earth Day at UCLA. The information learned that day inspired her to undertake advocacy for a recycling center in her small town. After high school, she made aliyah […]

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 […]

​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” […]

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 […]

Privilege and Oppression in the American Food System

This program is an introduction to the workers within the American food system, ranging from migrant farm workers, to CEOs of large GMO’s, to the average consumer in Berkeley, CA. This program reflects on the Jewish morals of Oschek (how to treat laborers) and explores this morals’ relevance to our American food system. Lastly, this […]

Shabbat, Melachot, and Challah-Cover Making

This lesson will introduce students to traditional Jewish understandings of work and rest. They will understand that “work” traditionally meant interacting with the environment, and the connection between Melachot and Shabbat. They will also create challah covers and learn about Shabbat symbols like hallah and challah covers. This lesson was prepared by Rachel Aronson as […]

Learn About Composting

The process of composting is an accessible way to get connected to sustainability efforts. Here are a few angles with which to introduce the concept to children. These curricula were prepared as part of the JOFEE Fellowship. “Bal Taschit/Compost” is a curriculum designed by Jaclyn Kellner for children aged 10-12. This program is an introduction to […]

Food Systems and Jewish Values

In this lesson, participants will have the opportunity to think beyond their own garden and analyze two food systems at play in the world–local and global. Once students grasp these two simplified food systems that represent how our food is currently produced, they will explore which system aligns best with Jewish values. This lesson was […]