In The News

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January 2013: New Jewish Energy for Tu b’Shevat

April 2012: New Jewish Environmental Network Receives Start-Up Grant (Jspace)

February 2012: Judaism and Climate Change (Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media)

February 2012: 50 Jewish Leaders Celebrate Tu Bishvat with Pledge to Cut Greenhouse-Gas Emissions by 14 percent in 2014 (Think Progress)

February 2012: Clean Energy Is a Matter of Justice: Jewish Leaders Celebrate Tu Bishvat with Pledge to Cut Greenhouse-Gas Emissions by 14 percent in 2014 (Center for American Progress)

December 2011: Jewcology: The Leading Edge of Jewish Environmentalism (Care2 Causes)

December 2011: On Chanukah, Conserve Energy (Switchboard, Blog of Natural Resources Defense Council)

August 2011: A Responsibility to Defend a Precious and Fragile World (Treehugger)

July 2011: Calling All Foodies: Hazon Food Conference (Boulder Jewish News)

September 2010: Evonne Marzouk and Canfei Nesharim mentioned in Washington Jewish Week online article Torah-focused, eco-friendly Enviro program stresses direct, personal action   (article text)

July 2010: Ora Sheinson is interviewed in an article in the New Jersey Jewish News Tisha B’Av, BP, and our shared responsibility:Environmental group connects Torah values to healing the earth

June 2010: Washington Post Op Ed article written by Evonne Marzouk Oil Spill as a Warning Sign

June 2010: Article about Evonne Marzouk and Canfei Nesharim in NRG (hebrew)

April 2010: Evonne Marzouk included in Jewish Women’s Archive feature article on Jewish Women in Environmental Activism.

March 2010:  Local Teens Meet with Members of Congress in Washington, DC  and includes mention of educational session provided by Canfei Nesharim (reported in Jewish Times of South Jersey)

Winter 2010: Evonne Marzouk is featured in an article on Interfaith Collaboration in the Loretto Earth Network News.

October 2009: Canfei Nesharim selected as one of the most innovative Jewish organizations in North America (press release)

July 2009: Heed the warning signs: Washington Jewish Week (Also: printable pdf version).

Feb-April 2009: Birkat Hachammah as reported in: ForwardJTA News,  Jewish Breaking News Blog,,NJ Jewish NewsJewish Exponent

March 2009: Video: Canfei Nesharim director, Evonne Marzouk at Yale

February 2009: Canfei Nesharim launches Environmental Education Strategy for Orthodox schools (PDF)

February 2009: Our Tu B’Shevat campaign reported in: Jewish DC and The Examiner

February 2009: Social action in the Orthodox Community: Forward

January 2009: Viewpoint: Reprinted with permission of National Council of Young Israel from Viewpoint magazine,Winter, 2009. (PDF)

October 2008: Sukkot program 2008: Press release (PDF) and Picture

July 2008: The Washington Jewish Week: Nature of the Torah

May 2008: The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California: Jewish Environmental education takes root in the bay area

January 16, 2008:  Washington Jewish Week: Tu B’Shevat in Silver Spring and We Need to Change more than a light bulb.

October 8, 2007 – Canfei Nesharim Named One of North America’s Most Innovative Jewish Nonprofits

August 23, 2007 – God created a perfect world that we must care for (Canfei Nesharim featured in Canadian Jewish News – PDF format)

August 8, 2007 – Canfei Nesharim Launches Internet Portal for Torah and the Environment  

May 8, 2007 – Rabbinical Council of America Supports Torah-Based Environmental Movement Led by Canfei Nesharim

September 15, 2006 – True Joy Through Water: Appreciating water on the holiday of Succos

May 2006: The Greening of Orthodoxy – Coverage of Canfei Nesharim’s Shabbaton in Elizabeth, NJ

March 15, 2006 – Spring Forward Hillside:  A successful Canfei Nesharim Shabbaton in Elizabeth, NJ

February 2006: Festival of trees draws Orthodox interest – coverage of Canfei Nesharim’s Recent Tu b’Shevat Seder in Silver Spring, MD

December 2006: Washington Post article, The festival of (energy-efficient) lights: Synagogues this Hanukkah are launching energy audits

Older Articles (no longer available online)

New Jersey Jewish News: Shul Sinks its Hands into Protecting Environment (September 2009)

The Jewish Chronicle, (UK): Shabbos as a lesson for Environmental awareness (April 2009)

The Jewish Week (New York): ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green’ (June 2008)

Jerusalem Post: The Halacha of Environmentalism (January 22, 2008)

Pittsburgh Chronicle:  Green initiative in Pittsburgh (December 19, 2007)

New Jersey Jewish Standard: Thinking Green in New Jersey (November 30, 2007)

Yeshiva University: ‘Going green to get green’  (November 5, 2007)

MSNBC: The festival of (energy-efficient) lights (December 2006)

Canadian Jewish News: Orthodox Group promotes environmental awareness

Jewish Telegraphic Agency: Environmentalists celebrate Sukkot with water festivities

Both green and Jewish Orthodox District woman finds bridges to environmental, religious worlds – Washington Jewish Week coverage of our director, Evonne Marzouk

To be young, Jewish and green– Coverage of 2005 COEJL Institute, including Canfei Nesharim

After 25 years of effort, green synagogues blossom – JTA Story with Coverage of Canfei Nesharim’s effort

How Green is My Shul? – Jewish Journal Coverage in Los Angeles

Synagogues Go Green – Baltimore Jewish Times story

An Environmental Shabbaton – A Gift to Israel from Loving Jews – Washington Jewish Week coverage of our director, Evonne Marzouk.