Hazon Seal of Sustainability

A roadmap for Jewish institutions to become healthier and more sustainable through education, action, and advocacy.


Would you like your synagogue’s weekly kiddush to be healthier, more delicious, and less wasteful? Want to cut the energy costs of an aging building? Advocate for clean energy in your community as part of an interfaith coalition? Or reignite students’ curiosity about Jewish tradition through hands-on, outdoor learning?

Many institutions want to engage in healthier, more humane, and more sustainable behaviors, but don’t know where to start. Others have already begun – be it starting a garden, composting food waste, or installing LED light bulbs – but don’t know how to keep up the momentum. The Hazon Seal of Sustainability provides a roadmap to advance sustainability-related education, action, and advocacy in the Jewish community and beyond.

From 2016 – 2018, the Hazon Seal of Sustainability engaged over five dozen organizations across the country. Synagogues, day schools, camps, social service agencies, Hillels, and other Jewish institutions each made meaningful, measurable steps towards increasing their sustainability.

What is the Hazon Seal?

The Hazon Seal of Sustainability provides guidance and support to advance sustainability-related education, action, and advocacy in the Jewish community. Participating institutions receive:

  • A roadmap to healthier food, less waste, meaningful JOFEE education, a lower carbon footprint, and more
  • A rich resource for knowledge and ideas
  • A network of Jewish and other faith-based organizations committed to sustainability, learning with and from one another
  • An annual certification to celebrate success and highlighting the progress of leaders in the field of sustainability
  • channel to ignite and engage your community!

Why join the Hazon Seal?

  • Be at the forefront of a movement in the Jewish community and beyond towards a healthier and more sustainable world
  • Excite existing community members and bring new members in the door
  • Save money through increasing efficiency and attract new donors for sustainability work
  • Improve your organization’s brand through publicity, awards, and recognition

APPLY HERE and we will follow up with next steps  

Thinking about it? Need more info? — Please reach out using the inquiry form below.