There is more to Tu b’Shvat than planting trees. The ancient festival of Tu b’Shvat offers communities the opportunity to connect environmentalism with Jewish spiritually in creative ways, engaging Jews across a wide spectrum of observance levels and backgrounds. Most Jews are unaware that Judaism has anything to say about the our relationship to the environment. In fact, Judaism commits humanity to be stewards of the earth, protecting it from exploitation and devastation. However that commitment has been neglected. Jewish Earth Week is designed to offer a compelling framework for community outreach, education, celebration, and activism rooted in Jewish wisdom and values.
Jewish Earth Week takes Tu b’Shvat to a whole new level. Jewish Earth Week takes place the week of Tu b’Shvat. It is being organized by students, Hillels, and other campus groups on multiple campuses this winter. Jewish Earth Week will feature speakers, actions and celebrations with local and international leaders, educators, and activists who are pursuing solutions to pressing global environmental issues.
This year’s theme is “Living Waters”, and will focus on water scarcity and conservation, a growing threat which impacts billions. The goal is to encourage each community and campus to create a localized water optimization strategy to preserve and protect this invaluable resource.
Jewish Earth Week is also looking for creative and passionate students to serve as campus coordinators. Each coordinator receives a stipend and will develop a campus specific game-plan together with our professional team.
Jewish Earth Week’s sponsors include The Deanna and Allen Alevy Family and Jewish National Fund (list in formation).
To bring Jewish Earth Week to your campus contact firstname.lastname@example.org.