The information I am learning and the programming the Jewish Greening Fellowship inspires has had a greater impact on my community and my personal life than any other kind of management oriented training I have had before. It has inspired me to action, and to bring others to action, and it has made me a better citizen of the Earth.
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Climate change presents one of the greatest challenges to Hazon’s vision of creating a healthy and sustainable future.
As individuals what each of us can do to address climate change is a drop in the bucket. But as communities working together we can fill the bucket.
Since 2009, more than 55 JCCs, camps, schools, congregations, and social service organizations participating in the Jewish Greening Fellowship have cut their energy use, reduced waste and pollution in operations, and engaged their constituents in Jewish environmental education.
With the generous support of the Jewish Community Development Task Force of the Commission on Jewish Identity and Renewal of UJA-Federation of New York, Jewish Greening Fellows at these institutions received intensive training in environmental change leadership and their organizations received funding to achieve their greening goals.
Going green enriches Jewish learning and living, builds community, and strengthens operations. Your community can do it too. We invite you to learn from our experience and start filling up the bucket.
Frequently Asked Questions
The following organizations have made a commitment to environmental change leadership and Jewish values of stewardship by participating in the Jewish Greening Fellowship:
Associated Camps, Inc. (No longer operating)
Rachel is an educator, dialogue facilitator, and nature lover living in Brooklyn. She comes to Hazon and JOFEE from Resetting the Table, where she worked to open conversation about Israel across difference on college campuses. She has worked on a community farm, lived in an environmental co-op, and planted gardens on her fire escape to bridge her passions for building community and being around fresh-grown vegetables. Rachel is a former Emerson National Hunger Fellow and has a Bachelor of Arts in cultural anthropology and environmental studies from the University of Vermont.New York, NY | 212.644.2332 x319 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Meredith Levick is the Director of Sustainability and Community Engagement at Hazon. She values Jewish communal work as an opportunity to weave together her interests in building transformational learning experiences for a variety of populations and strengthening the collective Jewish community via innovation, adaptability, and thoughtful communication. Meredith received her Master’s degree in Jewish education with a focus on experiential education from The Jewish Theological Seminary. Additionally, she completed a Master’s concentration in Israel education via the iCenter. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Spanish from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Meredith lives in New York City with her husband, Danny, a fellow Jewish communal professional.New York, NY | 212.644.2332 x360 | email@example.com
Hody Nemes joined Hazon after working as a reporter for The Forward’s news and digital teams. A graduate of Yeshivat Maale Gilboa and Yale, he was the advocacy co-chair of the Yale Student Environmental Coalition and a research associate for the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, which studies public perceptions of climate change. He assisted in the execution of the Limmud NY 2014 conference, and previously served as a communications intern for Hatenuah Hayerukah, Israel’s green party, which regrettably did not improve the party’s electoral fortunes. In his spare time, Hody plays xylophone and steel pan and worries about climate change. He originally hails from St. Louis, Missouri.New York, NY | 212.644.2332 x326 | firstname.lastname@example.org