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The Jewish year is rich with nature imagery and messages that help us be responsible stewards of the environment. Canfei Nesharim is proud to feature a wide variety of Torah learning resources on the environment for nearly every Jewish holiday. Explore our featured resources below.
Whether you are planning a Tu b'Shevat Seder, looking for children's
activities, or simply looking to learn what the Torah says about
protecting the environment, our 10th Annual Tu b'Shevat Learning and
Action Campaign has resources to help you.
Featured Torah Teachings:
During the 49 days between Pesach and Shavuot we count the Omer. With
its connection to the land, this is also a great time to increase our
connection with and commitment to the planet.
The holiday of Hanukkah revolves in large part around a miracle
related to olive oil. In Biblical and Talmudic times, olive oil, used
for light, heat, fuel and food, was a very important resource for
energy. The limitations on this resource often posed problems in ancient
times-- just as modern limits on availability of energy resources pose a
problem today. The traditional Jewish relationship to olive oil can
teach us much about how we can relate to energy today.
As exciting as it is to look forward to Pesach with family and
friends, preparations for the holiday can be stressful on ourselves, our
families and the environment. You can reduce that stress with Canfei
Nesharim's eco-friendly and healthy program ideas and cleaning
suggestions for your family and community.
Purim is a joyful time to celebrate with your family and community.
It's a wonderful opportunity to integrate eco-friendly themes, model
Jewish values to protect the earth and its resources, and to fulfill the
mitzvot of Purim through creative and fun activities and learning.
Whether sending gifts of food to friends, creating costumes, or
preparing the festive Purim meal, there are many opportunities to
conserve precious resources and share environmental education messages
with our friends and neighbors.
The 9th of Av marks the saddest day in the Jewish calendar. We begin our journey toward Tisha b’Av with a more minor fast –
the 17th of Tammuz. This day begins the period known as the Three
Weeks. During these weeks we deprive ourselves of certain pleasures in
order to reflect on what caused the destruction of the Temple and the