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Evonne Marzouk

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How to Organize a Successful Tu b’Shevat Seder

Tu b'Shevat is coming! This year it falls on January 19-20. In my role as executive director of Canfei Nesharim: Sustainable Living Inspired by Torah, I've been organizing and hosting Tu b'Shevat seders all around the world over the last ten years, including interesting model seders at different times and places: in August in Vermont (CAJE), for example, and in December in California (Hazon Food Conference). The Tu b'Shevat ...


Overcoming Email Addiction and Other Virtual Obligations

It seems funny for me to write about this, given my leadership role in Jewcology. And I still believe in the power of social media. But I am writing here to acknowledge: I'm addicted to email. Here's how a typical day looks. I wake up in the morning; I pull out my smartphone. I'm checking (sometimes responding to) email before getting out of bed. (The benefit of this is that I don't go back to sleep... because the stress of my ...


Birthday Thoughts: On Being a Young Leader in the Jewish World

Today is my 34th birthday. My birthday coincides with a change in the Jewish prayer cycle related to rain, and so I’ve often organized “dew and rain” parties to remind people of the connection between Judaism and the natural environment. In past years I’ve also used the opportunity of “Causes” to raise money for important causes on my birthday. Last year I raised hundred of dollars on my birthday for my Jewish ...


Jewcology at 169 resources!

Good work everyone, we now have 169 resources uploaded on Jewcology in our pre-launch phase! The resources cover a broad range of topics, including environmental topics such as vegetarianism, water, energy, agriculture, trees, food, and recycling; Jewish holidays such as Rosh Hashanah and Shavuot; Jewish mitzvot such as Bal Tashchit (do not waste) and Tzaar Baalei Chaim (proper treatment of animals); and are intended for a wide range of audiences ...


Check out this new posting about our Silver Spring Sustainability Circle!

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