Jewish Environmental Perspectives and Resources
Statements and Teachings
- The Founding Statement of the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life
- To the Jewish People, to all Communities of Spirit, and to the World: A Rabbinic Letter on the Climate Crisis
- Living in God’s World
- A Common Declaration on the Environment
- Jewish Teachings on Care for God's Creation
- Jewish Texts as Resources on Global Climate Change
- Union for Reform Judaism Resolution on Climate Change and Energy
- Jewish Values on Climate Change and Energy
- The Coalition for the Environment and Jewish Life is one of the leading Jewish organizations advocating for clean energy and stronger environmental policy.
- Canfei Nesharim provides educational programs and resources to train and inspire Jewish communities to practice sustainable living and advocate for environmental justice.
- Hazon (Hebrew for "vision") seeks to foster a vision of a renewed, inclusive, passionate, and creative Jewish community rooted in tradition and engaged with the world through outdoor and environmental education programs. Much of Hazon's work focuses on food justice; their library of resources related to the Jewish food movement can be found here.
- Jewcology collects resources and links activists together to build a multi-denominational, diverse coalition of Jewish environmentalists.
- Teva, a part of Hazon, has programs that combine ecology, Jewish environmental ethics, and environmental activism.
- Shalom Institute Camp and Conference Center, Malibu, California, with the Marla Bennett Israel Discovery Center and Garden, an interactive hands-on learning center that teaches about the history and ecology of Israel as well as organic gardening and farming and the relationship between Judaism and the environment.
- The Jewish Nature Center, Milford, Pennsylvania, pioneers new ways of making nature a partner in Jewish education, develops curriculum integrating Jewish studies and nature experiences, explores the application of ancient Jewish ecological wisdom to contemporary Jewish life and serves as a forum for Jewish naturalists, environmentalists, educators and students. Other Jewish nature retreats include the Isabella Freedman Center, a part of Hazon, and the Pearlstone Center, a retreat and conference center in Maryland.
- Torah Treks explores the connections between Jewish spirituality and the experience of wilderness through a variety of backcountry adventures such as hiking, camping, kayaking, and skiing.