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Hazon Educational Library: High School

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Updated Shmita Sourcebook

The Hazon Shmita Sourcebook presents a guided exploration of the history, concepts, and practices of Shmita, from debt forgiveness to agricultural rest, economic adjustment to charitable giving. The updated sourcebook explores texts and commentaries that build the framework of Shmita within the biblical and rabbinic tradition, as well as contemporary voices that speak to Shmita as it relates to our modern world.

Climate Action Shabbat Guide

This Guide is designed to be an interesting educational resource and discussion stimulator as well as a practical set of tips and tools for you to adopt. The goal is for you to more closely align your Shabbat practices with your sustainability and Jewish values.
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Local Lulav

A Sukkot resource packet with everything you need to shake sustainable, local lulavim. Filled with relevant educational materials, practical shaking and assembly instructions, and accessible spiritual and environmental insights. Created for the Metro Detroit community.

RECYCLING CRAYONS! Running a Crayon Collection to Educate, Recycle/Upcycle Crayons

A Sukkot resource packet with everything you need to shake sustainable, local lulavim. Filled with relevant educational materials, practical shaking and assembly instructions, and accessible spiritual and environmental insights. Created for the Metro Detroit community.

Judaism and Food Waste Source Sheet

by Lior Gross and Hazon
This source sheet is a dive into Jewish tradition's commentary on prohibitions against wanton waste, environmental stewardship, responsibility for community members in need, and responses to hunger and surplus. We hope that it serves to mobilize Jewish communities to act on climate change and food injustice by reducing food waste, keeping it out of landfills, and transforming it to reduce food insecurity.

Story of Self

by Rebecca Leung
Abundance Farm
This program is the first in a series of teen food justice programming that grounds in sharing stories.
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Tasting the Torah, Torah as a Food Memoir of the Jewish People

by Sarah Rockford
Colby College
There are anecdotal stories about food throughout the Torah. These food-cameos are, perhaps, even more instructive in the origins of Jewish food culture than the direct instructions about what may be eaten.

The Joys of Sukkot

by Sarah Julia Seldin
Jewish Farmer Network
This program leads a discussion through text of the significance of joy to Sukkot and how Jewish tradition teaches us to inhabit that joy through generosity and hospitality.

Ruach: Torah of the Wind

by P Stern Christian
Pearlstone Center
The purpose of this program is for participants to begin to understand wind as an ecological force, and connect that understanding with ruach.

Rosh Hashana Symbolism Through Food

by Sara Just-Michael
Grow Torah
A Rosh Hashana seder during which you will be connecting food to different intentions for the new year.

dTHS Stands in Solidarity with the Global Climate Strike

by Stephanie Salem
de Toledo High School
The goal of the program is to educate students and faculty about the global climate crisis and provide them with tangible tools as individuals and as a community to help combat the issue.
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Jewish Journey Walk

by Noah Weinberg
Gann Academy
This program was created as a non-traditional/siddur-based Zman Kodesh (sacred/prayer time) option on Shabbatonim or normal school days. The intention is to get students outside, moving/walking and connecting with each other and their environment by sharing their Jewish Journeys.
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Judaism and Immigration Justice – What the Book of Ruth has to Teach

by Liana Rothman
Isabella Freedman
This program will be a poetry workshop preparing teens or adults for Tikkun Leil Shavuot (all night studying) through an immersive and meaningful poetry workshop.

CIT Teen Leadership Institute Spring Retreat

by Maddy Winard
Urban Adamah
This Urban Adamah CIT leadership retreat is meant to connect CITs for summer camp to the farm, build and foster community, strengthen their connection to earth-based Judaism, and provide deeper leadership training.
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