Download a compendium of wonderful resources for Shabbat Noach from members of the Green Hevra, based on the Rainbow Day curriculum! Click on Shabbat_Noach_Resources.pdf below. Here’s what’s included:
Teach the Rainbow blessing
The Rainbow covenant in Genesis
Teach/learn a song to a verse from Hoshea about the future covenant with all life
A prayer for the Earth (Birkat Bereishit)
Midrashim: interpretations of the rainbow sign: from Rabbis Arthur Waskow, Shlomo Riskin, Shimshon Rafael Hirsch, and Rav Avraham Yitzhak Kook
Learn about biodiversity
Pick a rainbow!
Study endangered species
Science, Art, and Culture
Council of All Beings
Seed saving and Naamah, Noah’s wife
Read the children’s book The Story of Naamah
“L’Dor V’Dor” seed saving workshop
The Seven Noachide Laws and the seven colors of the rainbow
More study ideas:
Download any of the following for deeper study:
Canfei Nesharim’s study guide on “Countering Destruction: Lessons from Noach”.
Green Zionist Alliance’s guide on “Shabbat Noah: Global Climate-Healing Shabbat”.
Rabbi Everett Gendler’s brief essay on “The Sevenfold Rainbow Covenant” for study.
Or go to jewcology.org/resources/Rainbow-Day and get the ganze megillah (36 projects), which includes all of the Shabbat Noach resources along with lots of other stuff.
Rabbi David Seidenberg