Canfei Nesharim: Sustainable Living Inspired by Torah

Connecting traditional Torah texts with contemporary scientific findings, Canfei Nesharim educates and empowers Jewish individuals, organizations and communities to take an active role in protecting the environment, in order to build a more sustainable world.

Check out our Year of Jewish Learning on the Environment materials at www.canfeinesharim.org/learning!


Content added by this initiative.

An Important Organizational Transition
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Canfei Nesharim, I'm writing to share with you the news of an important transition for our organization which will take place over the next several months. Over the last eleven years, Canfei Nesharim's network of leaders and participants has grown to include thousands of Jews who read our ...

What are You Doing for Tu b’Shevat?
On Shabbat we began the Jewish month of Shevat, sometimes thought of as the "green" month in the Jewish year. The Jewish "New Year of the Trees" falls this year on Shabbat January 25-26, in less than two weeks! Tu b'Shevat is a great time to learn and share with your community about Torah teachings on protecting the ...

Canfei Nesharim Leader To Speak at White House Event!
There is a big event this Thursday, organized and hosted by White House Office for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships: “Greening America’s Congregations: The Faith Community and Energy Efficiency.” It’s a gathering of faith leaders to talk about how we as the faith community can make a different in saving ...

Two Day Organic Lollipop Sale for Purim!
Purim is right around the corner... Will yours be sustainable? Purim falls this year on Thursday, March 8. Share your environmental commitment with your community by ordering Kosher Organic Lollipops for Purim! Now for two days only ...

Last Day to Order Free Haggadot
Good Chodesh! Today is Rosh Chodesh Shevat; according to Beit Shammai, THIS is the new year of the trees! In any case, we wish you a good and green new month. Tu b'Shevat is in just two weeks, on Tuesday-Wednesday February 7-8! Today is the final deadline for orders of free haggadot this year. You ...

There’s Light.
We love this time of year. The opportunity to share special moments with family, lighting candles, eating latkes, and sharing special community celebrations. As we come together to celebrate happy moments, Chanukah is a great time to share Torah learning and to remember to be mindful of our energy actions. Chanukah reminds us ...

Video: Parshat Noach and the Environment
This Parshat Noach, Canfei Nesharim is pleased to partner with Torah Café to provide a video teaching to help us learn about protecting our environment. Rabbi Yosef Blau and Dr. Mark Altabet serve on Canfei Nesharim’s Rabbinic and Science & Technology Advisory Boards. In this teaching, Rabbi Blau and Dr. Altabet speak about ...

A Miracle by Means of a Tree; But Trees Themselves are Miracles Too
This D'var Torah was given by Rabbi Yaakov Bieler of Kemp Mill Synagogue in Silver Spring, MD.