Sukkot: Joy Through Water Consciousness
While our ancestors lived in an agrarian society, whose security was tangibly dependent on the presence or lack of rainfall, we currently live in an industrial society, where it is hard to see the direct connection between rain and the food that we find in the grocery store. It is this disconnect that keeps us from understanding our own interconnection and dependence on nature.
Rosh Hashanah: The New Year for Years, Humans, Planting, and Vegetables
Please help us develop a new, cutting-edge science and Torah environmental curriculum. The Torah is full of teachings and miztvos about caring for our planet that are deeply intertwined with Torah Values. Yet, our communities, and more importantly our schools, do not currently have the tools to educate their students in these teachings.
That is why we are asking for your help. Together, we will build an inspiring, Torah-based sustainability curriculum, teach teachers how to use it, and change the “landscape” of orthodox high schools.
Canfei Nesharim will continue to expand our user-friendly, one-stop location for Jews seeking to learn about protecting the environment, purchase eco-friendly products, and educate their communities about the current state of the environment, particularly as it relates to human health.
Canfei Nesharim offers Torah teachings, activities and resources related to nearly every Jewish holiday. Whether to enrich your personal learning or to inspire your school and community, these resources can help you celebrate with an eye to environmental consciousness and Torah wisdom.
Exciting news! Just in time for Tu b’Shevat, Canfei Nesharim and Jewcology are proud to announce the launch of a new ebook exploring traditional Jewish teachings on the environment, Uplifting People and Planet: Eighteen Essential Jewish Lessons on the Environment, edited by Rabbi Yonatan Neril and Evonne Marzouk.
This ebook is the most comprehensive study available in English of how Jewish traditional sources teach us to protect our natural resources and preserve the environment. From food to trees, energy to water, wealth to biodiversity, the book studies eighteen topics where Jewish tradition has a relevant lesson for today’s environmental challenges.
We focused on saving energy and reducing food waste, with practical actions suggested by the Jewish mitzvah of bal tashchit.
- You can help us preserve Hashem’s resources and create a better world for our children. Support our Work.
- Would you like to bring Torah and environment education to your shul or day school? Contact us for more information.