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The Mitzvah of Planting Trees

“Let no one ever cease from planting. Fields filled with trees greeted us at birth, and we should add to their number even in old age.” Midrash: Genesis 2:8 “The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now.” Anonymous One of the best things individuals can do to help the environment is to plant a tree. Trees alter the environment in which people live by moderating climate, improving air quality, conserving water and harboring wildlife. Planting trees is also a Jewish imperative. It is one way that we as Jews can ...

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Burning Bush Adventures: Wilderness Trips Good for the Body and Soul

Wilderness Trips Good for the Body and Soul Combining Judaism and Wilderness Camping since 1990 Burningbushadventures.com Burningbushadventures@gmail.com 413-652-7086 Wilderness Canoeing in the Northeast Dog Sledding in Maine Now Accepting Registrations for: Rosh Hashanah & Shabbat Shuvah in the Green Mountains: Sept. 28 - Oct. 2 & Sukkot on the Delaware River: Oct. 14 - 16

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Interfaith Climate Change Forum in Jerusalem on July 25th

The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development Cordially Invites You To an Interfaith Climate Change Forum on the topic How Can Religions Address the Climate Crisis? with the Honorable Panelists: His Beatitude Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Haj Salah Zuheika, Deputy Minister of the Palestinian Authority's Ministry of Religious Affairs Rabbi David Rosen, AJC International Director of Interreligious Affairs All of Whom are Members of The Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land The American Colony ...

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What’s the Story?

How do you motivate people? In the Jewish-environmental movement, it seems that we share fact after fact about the environmental challenges we face, and list after list of things that people can do to make a difference. We’ve also gotten good at telling people what Jewish values should motivate them, and bringing them outdoors to grow food or see the beauty of nature. While we’ve made some headway as a movement, we certainly have not mastered environmental motivation in the Jewish community. The key to understanding motivation is that it ...

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Teva Shabbat Retreat June 3-5

  • May 16, 2011
  • Member since 2011

May 15, 2011 | Iyyar 11, 5771 Hi Teva Friend, Teva invites you to join us for the First Ever Teva Seminar Shabbat Retreat in Nature from June 3rd through June 5th, 2011. Come celebrate creation and community with inspiring prayer and learning. Register now and save $50! Click here to learn how. Delve into the ecological dimensions of Shabbat and Jewish cycles of work and ...

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Teva Seminar – 66% Discount through the Jewish Education Project!

  • May 12, 2011
  • Member since 2011

May 12, 2011 | 8 Iyyar, 5771 Hi Teva Friend, The Teva Seminar on Jewish Environmental Education is one of the best professional development opportunities for meaningful, inspirational, experiential Jewish education. Each year the Seminar provides educational directors and teachers dozens of amazing new ideas, lessons, and techniques to take home to their own school or instituion. And this year, the Jewish Education Project (JEP) ...

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Jewish Farm School Intensive! Natural Building and Herbal Medicine

These four-day hands-on workshops will take place simultaneously with the Jewish Farm School on the Farm at Eden Village. Come learn and work with the earth's medicine and nature's building materials. Enjoy the beuaty of Eden Village's 250 acres in the Hudson Valley. Food will be mostly organic, vegetarian and cooked by our fabulous chefs. Monday, June 13th - Thursday, June 16th Start and end time at 12pm 25% discount is you mention Jewcology Please register here Pick a track! Natural Building with ...

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Teva’s Roots – Camp and Wilderness at the Seminar

  • May 11, 2011
  • Member since 2011

Shalom! Today is 17th day of the omer, Tiferet of Tiferet, or Compassion in Compassion, with only 33 days until Shavuot. Is your compassion for the earth beautiful? If so, you should know of another great countdown - the countdown to the Teva Seminar. There are only 25 days left until the Teva Seminar, the greatest opportunity for you to connect your compassion for the earth with Teva at its roots in the Camp & Wilderness track. This year, veteran Teva educators Mollie Andron, ...

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Teva Rocks All Ages – Teva Seminar 2011

May 3, 2011 | 29 Nisan 5771 No matter what your age, Teva is going to kick-start your summer at this year's Teva seminar. Our Congregational Education programs from "Nurturing Connections - Spirituality in the Early Childhood Classroom" to "Lech Lecha - Bringing up a Congregation to Raise Jewish Youth" for B'nai Mitzvah teens, to "Geshem - The Eco-Orientation of Prayer" for those of us young at heart will engage and energize all ...

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kosher crew atlanta

Today, to mark Global Youth Service Day, members of Kosher Crew Atlanta teamed up with Park Pride Atlanta and the Friends of Little Nancy Creek for a restoration project in the Buckhead section of Atlanta. A significant amount of invasive species were removed making way for a trail in the deep section of the park. Thanks to all who participated! Please check out the photos from today project on the Kosher Crew Atlanta Facebook Page

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Get early bird tickets today for EcoJews of the Bay’s 4 (Sustainable) Cups event 4/11

EcoJews of the Bay proudly presents: The 4 (Sustainable) Cups ~An EcoJews Fundraiser~ at ThirstyBear Brewing Company In preparation for Passover, celebrate Jewish sustainable values in brewing, distilling, winemaking & roasting at this unique panel discussion and tasting. L'chaim! http://4sustainablecups.eventbrite.com/ The evening's program will include: * A panel discussion with Stephen Ashton of Ashton Vineyards, Ron Silverstein of ThirstyBear, Paul Katzeff of Thanksgiving ...

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Wilderness Canoe Trip For Jewish Educators, Camp and Youth Group Leaders

* Backcountry Camping Skills * Jewish Eco-theology * Integrated of Jewish Wilderness Experience Sign up now, this is a trip not to be missed! When: June 23 - 27, 2011 Where: Adirondack National Park, NY How Much: $650.00 Co-leaders: • Rabbi Howard Cohen, founder and senior guide for Burning Bush Adventures* • Noam Dolgin, a leader in Jewish environmental education (www.noamdolgin.com) For more info: www.burningbushadventures.com Email: burningbushadventures@gmail.com Call: 413-652-7086 *In business ...

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Exciting Environmental Event in Philadelphia!

Looking to take your religious environmental leadership to a new level? Register NOW for: Ground for Hope-Philadelphia – an exciting interfaith environmental education and training event! Join GreenFaith and other local environmental and religious organizations on April 10th and 11th – you’ll get lots of tools to help your faith community create meaningful, effective environmental programming. Click below for a full event description and schedule: http://greenfaith.org/programs/ground-for-hope/ground-for-hope-ph...

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Scientists’ Retreat a Success!

On March 25-27, Canfei Nesharim hosted the first retreat of our Science & Technology Advisory Board. The board is comprised of Orthodox environmental scientists, who have expertise in specific areas of environmental science and are also committed to educating the Orthodox community about protecting the environment. Five scientists from around the world gathered at the Kemp Mill Synagogue (KMS) in Silver Spring, MD, for a weekend retreat. Four additional environmental scientists joined us by phone for the business meeting on Sunday afternoon. The packed ...

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Scholarships Available for New Riders on the 2011 Hazon California Bike Ride

  • March 23, 2011
  • Member since 2010

2011 Hazon California Jewish Environmental Bike Ride Hazon’s 2nd Annual California Bike Ride celebrates participant’s decision to give up their personal vehicles. "The Hazon Ride was an inspirational, eye-opening experience that revealed many of the heart-warming aspects of Judaism that get lost amidst the whirlwind that we know as modern life." - Bill Robbins, Los Angeles Hazon has received an anonymous gift that will allow us to offer both a registration rebate and fundraising match for new Hazon riders. This generous scholarship will ...

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Hazon Food Conference 2010

Below is the text to a drash/show and tell that I gave this week at my shul in honor of Tu B'Shvat: For a version of this blog post with working links and photos, please visit my personal blog. This week’s parsha has an interesting sequence of events. Probably the event that stands out the most is the crossing of the Yam Suf. This is an enormous miracle that is exciting and triumphant. The part we talk about a little less frequently is what comes after this sort of birth out of Egypt and into Hashem’s care. After the singing and dancing ...

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Come Join (and bring) children from all religions to join in a prayer for rain at Ein Chiniya spring. Monday, December 6th, there will be a musical gathering at Ein Chiniya (just past the checkpoint by Ein Yael, southwest Jerusalem) with musicians Ehud Banai, Shlomo Bar and Khalil al-Mustafi. All are invited, perhaps Hashem will have compassion in the merit of the voices and prayers of our littlest humans, perhaps in the merit of the children Avraham being together, The gathering will start at 11:00am, ,11:15 will be drums and prayers, and at ...

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Siach: An Environment and Social Justice Conversation

  • November 4, 2010
  • Member since 2010

Human rights. Land Use. San Francisco. Community Organizing. New York. Tzedek. Race. Beit Midrash. Tel Aviv. Poverty. Immigration. Lobbying. Farming. London. Young Adults. Food Access... May 12-15, 2011 Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center Falls Village, Connecticut The first annual Siach conference will launch a global network of experienced Jewish environment and social justice professionals, as well as highly dedicated lay leaders, from Israel, North America, and Europe to connect and collaborate upon a shared passion and commitment to Tzedek ...

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