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Current Sites

Over 60 organizations have participated in the Hazon Seal.

 2016 Sites

  • Adat Shalom Synagogue, Farmington Hills, MI
  • B’nai B’rith Beber Camp,  Mukwonago, WI
  • B’nai B’rith Perlman Camp, Lake Como, PA
  • Camp Zeke, Lakewood, PA
  • Congregation Bonai Shalom, Boulder, CO
  • B’nai Jeshurun, New York, NY
  • Congregation Shir Tikvah, Troy, MI
  • CSU Hillel, Fort Collins, CO
  • Congregation Shaarey Zedek, Southfield, MI
  • Eisner Camp, Great Barrington, MA
  • Habonim Dror Camp Galil, Ottsville, PA
  • Hazon, New York, NY
  • Hillel Day School, Farmington Hills, MI
  • Hillel DU, Denver, CO
  • Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, Bronx, NY
  • Hannah Senesh Community Day School, Brooklyn, NY
  • JCC of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY
  • Jewish Family Service of San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • Moishe House Boulder, Boulder, CO
  • Oshman Family JCC, Palo Alto, CA
  • Pearlstone Center, Reisterstown, MD
  • Ramah in the Rockies, Denver, CO
  • Yad Ezra, Berkley, MI

Spring 2017 Sites

  • B’nai Havurah Denver, CO
  • Congregation Nevei Kodesh Boulder, CO
  • Congregation Shir Shalom of Northern Westchester and Fairfield Counties Ridgefield, CT
  • The Emanuel Synagogue Hartford, CT
  • Congregation B’nai Moshe Bloomfield, MI
  • Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue Detroit, MI
  • Jewish Ferndale Ferndale, MI
  • Temple Beth El Bloomfield Hills, MI
  • Joyce and Irving Goldman Family Foundation New York, NY
  • CSI – Briarcliff Briarcliff, NY
  • Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion New York, NY
  • Makom Hadash New York. NY
  • Moishe House Upper West Side New York, NY
  • Moishe House Park Slope Brooklyn, NY
  • Repair the World NYC Brooklyn, NY
  • Beth Sholom Cherry Hill, NJ
  • Congregation Kol Ami Elkins Park, PA
  • Congregation Ohev Shalom Wallingford, PA
  • Mishkan Shalom Philadelphia, PA
  • Oregon Hillel Foundation Eugene, OR
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta Atlanta, GA
  • Jewish Community of Louisville Louisville, KY
  • Kenesset Israel Torah Center Sacramento, CA

Fall 2017 Sites

  • Allegheny College Hillel Meadville, PA
  • Ben Porat Yosef Paramus, NJ
  • JDC New York, NY
  • Kibbutz Detropia Detroit, MI
  • Mechon Hadar New York, NY
  • SAR Academy Bronx, NY
  • Shalom Institute Malibu, CA
  • Temple Beth Shalom (FL) Vero Beach, FL
  • Temple Sinai Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Temple Solel Hollywood, FL
  • UVM Hillel Burlington, VT
  • Weber School Atlanta, GA

Winter 2018 Sites

  • Edlavitch JCC Washington, DC
  • Temple Beth Hatfiloh Olympia, WA
  • Congregation Har Shalom Potomac, MD
  • Congregation Ohav Shalom Albany, NY
  • UChicago Hillel Chicago, IL
  • Hillel Community Day School Rochester, NY
  • Hillel at Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
  • Detroit Jews for Justice Detroit, MI
  • Temple Kol Ami West Bloomfield Township, MI
  • Repair the World Detroit Detroit, MI

Updates from our Sites

Special Recent Posts

Hazon Seal of Sustainability: Hazon Seal @ Chicago

Hazon Seal of Sustainability: Hazon Seal @ Chicago

October 23rd, 2018

We are very excited to open up our Chicagoland adventure and have Chicago institutions join the Hazon Seal of Sustainability. Take some time (the sooner the better!) to fill out this Application Form, due November 9, 2018. It is designed to guide you on your first step, brainstorming and thinking about your vision for your future Green Team. *Note: The more people you include in this process, the better. People will feel more committed[...]

NYC Jewish institutions: Take the lead on eliminating food waste! 

NYC Jewish institutions: Take the lead on eliminating food waste! 

October 18th, 2018

Food waste is a major problem. Minimizing waste diverted to landfills is crucial for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as the world battles the effects of global warming. See this resource by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for more info about its magnitude and urgency. The future seems grim, but each of us can be that little drop in the bucket that will eventually be a critical mass. Every vote matters, every voice elevates the communal[...]

Hadar Chooses Higher Welfare

Hadar Chooses Higher Welfare

March 13th, 2018

by Jenny Koshner, Program Coordinator, Hadar Institute Hadar empowers Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing, egalitarian communities of Torah, Avodah, and Hesed. They are a Hazon Seal of Sustainability site based in New York, NY. This past year at Hadar has been a transformative year for us. As an educational institution in New York City that empowers Jews of all ages to build and sustain vibrant, practicing, egalitarian communities of Torah, tefillah (prayer), and chesed[...]

Rise to the Challenge – Every Month!

Rise to the Challenge – Every Month!

February 6th, 2018

To start off the secular new year with sustainability in mind, the Hazon Seal launched its first monthly sustainability challenge! Open to everyone, participants are given the opportunity to challenge themselves to bring sustainability into their lives in engaging, creative ways. The monthly challenge demonstrates a range of simple projects to integrate environmental practices and values in individuals’ lives; achievable for sustainability beginners and experts alike! The topics include a[...]

The Miracle of Chanukah: A Lesson on Longevity

The Miracle of Chanukah: A Lesson on Longevity

December 12th, 2017

Wondrous as it is, the miracle of Chanukah, in which an oil flask meant to last one day instead lasted eight, seems dwarfed in today’s world of everlasting products: plastic bottles, diapers, aluminum foil, electronics, to name a few. But its essence remains, teaching us the importance of valuing what we have. On the eve of Thanksgiving, I attended an event at John Jay College of Criminal Justice on behalf[...]

Ten New Sites Get the Green Light!

Ten New Sites Get the Green Light!

October 31st, 2017

A warm welcome and mazal tov to the Fall 2017 Seal of Sustainability Cohort! We are excited that these 10 new sites - from the east coast, west coast, and in between - are joining the Seal Network on a journey toward sustainability! As part of the Seal of Sustainability, sites will proverbially, and in some cases literally, plant the seeds that will flourish into the institutions’ green visions. Each[...]

Hurricanes, earthquakes, floods... and chicken coops

Hurricanes, earthquakes, floods... and chicken coops

October 3rd, 2017

by Judith Belasco October 3rd, 2017 | 13 Tishrei 5778 Dear All, My family built our sukkah this past Sunday. I felt an uneasy juxtaposition between the joy of this holiday – freely choosing to create and decorate a temporary home in which we will share our abundance with friends – and the cruel fate of so many that now find themselves forced into temporary homes. From Puerto Rico and Florida to India and Nepal, the[...]

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Hurricanes, earthquakes, floods... and chicken coops

October 2nd, 2017

by Judith Belasco October 3rd, 2017 | 13 Tishrei 5778 Dear All, My family built our sukkah this past Sunday. I felt an uneasy juxtaposition between the joy of this holiday – freely choosing to create and decorate a temporary home in which we will share our abundance with friends – and the cruel fate of so many that now find themselves forced into temporary homes. From Puerto Rico and Florida to India and[...]

In the News: Styrofoam Bans, Paw Paw Trees, and a Home for the Chickens

In the News: Styrofoam Bans, Paw Paw Trees, and a Home for the Chickens

August 14th, 2017

Across the country, over forty Jewish organizations are committing to making a better world through the Hazon Seal of Sustainability. Local papers nationwide have highlighted Seal organization's innovative sustainability initiatives. Read on for stories about planting of paw paw trees, building chicken mansions, urban farming initiatives, and more! "Going Green," Hillel News, 26 May 2017 "Shaarey Zedek, B’nai Moshe and Hazon partner to provide organic produce," Detroit Jewish News, 16 June[...]

When It Rains It Pours | D'varim HaMakom: The JOFEE Fellows Blog

When It Rains It Pours | D'varim HaMakom: The JOFEE Fellows Blog

July 6th, 2017

Ryan Kaplan, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta Parshat Chukat “Moses made a copper serpent and mounted it on a standard; and when anyone was bitten by a serpent, they would look at the copper serpent and recover.” Numbers 21:9 As I write this post, I sit in my office in Atlanta with the threat of rain clouds to my left and blueberry waffles, coffee, and a coworker’s copy of the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible)[...]