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Green Growth Going Mainstream

Jewish institutions in county pressing the sustainability issue as tikkun olam.

02/04/2014
Westchester Correspondent
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Going green has gone mainstream for many Jewish organizations in Westchester. No longer considered a fringe practice, being environmentally conscious is now seen as both an economic and moral imperative.

Greenburgh Hebrew Center officials on the synagogue’s roof during dedication of its solar panels. Courtesy of GHC

Hazon Conference Dispatch

Is the 'New Jewish Food Movement' still new, and a movement?

01/02/2014
Special To The Jewish Week
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Just as hip chefs love to subvert classic dishes, so did the participants at this week's Hazon Food Conference take a careful look at the "New Jewish Food Movement" that the conference helped birth and has supported over the seven years of its existence.

Nigel Savage reflected on and celebrated the Jewish food movement at Hazon's conference. Yossi Hoffman

Sustainable Environment, Sustainable Financing

Green Jewish groups’ merger comes as startup and established Jewish groups consolidate.

12/04/2012
and Julie Wiener

Three Jewish environmental organizations have announced plans to merge, finding one answer to the question of sustaining innovative “second-stage” Jewish organizations.

Hazon, the Jewish organization known for its bike rides and community-supported agriculture (CSA) network will join forces with the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center and Teva Learning Alliance, which trains environmental educators.

UPDATED: Hazon, Isabella Freedman To Merge

New tie-up of Jewish environmental organizations includes Teva Learning Alliance; will be called Hazon.

12/03/2012

Three Jewish environmental organizations have announced plans to merge, finding one answer to the question of sustaining innovative “second-stage” Jewish organizations.

Hazon, the Jewish organization known for its bike rides and community-supported agriculture (CSA) network will join forces with the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center and Teva Learning Alliance, which trains environmental educators.

Hazon got its start sponsoring bike rides and also runs a food conference. Photo courtesy Hazon

Sandy Closes Offices Of Forward, Other Jewish Organizations

Office-sharing initiative including Limmud NY, Storahtelling also homeless due to basement flooding.

11/06/2012

A Manhattan office building that houses the Jewish Daily Forward and several Jewish organizations may be closed for several months due to flood damage sustained from Hurricane Sandy.

Citing an unnamed disaster recovery company official involved with the building, where the newspaper has an office on the eighth floor, The New York Times reported Monday that 125 Maiden Lane may remain closed for months while transformers, boilers and other equipment are replaced.

Hurricane Sandy forced several Jewish organizations in a downtown building to close their offices. Getty Images

Generation Gap On Intermarriage Views

You probably won’t be surprised by one of the key findings of a new study, since it confirms what many of us have been observing for awhile: Jewish leaders in their 20s and 30s are much less concerned about intermarriage than are older Jewish leaders.

But you may be surprised that the person (dispassionately) reporting this trend is Jack Wertheimer, a Jewish Theological Seminary professor and frequent contributor to Commentary, in a study for the Avi Chai Foundation.

Jewish Groups Fight Repeal of Clean Energy Law in Calif.

10/14/2010

(JTA) -- A coalition of Jewish organizations in California is waging a campaign against a ballot proposition they say would hurt efforts to wean the United States off foreign oil.

Proposition 23 effectively would repeal the Global Warming Solutions Act, a California law that established a timetable to bring the state in line with environmental standards set in the Kyoto Protocol. While the United States is not party to that treaty, California has sought to go beyond U.S. requirements and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020.

A Farm-To-Synagogue Shidduch

09/07/2010
Special to the Jewish Week

Like many setups, this one started with some Jewish mothers.

Brooke Saias, who was working for Hazon, the Jewish environmental organization, thought it would be a good idea to bring a CSA (community-supported agriculture project), to the synagogue community where she had been raised, Congregation Sons of Israel in Briarcliff Manor.

“When she came back this past winter, we talked to the rabbi, who was very interested,” said Sharon Saias. “He’s very interested in sustainability, and he championed this.”

Brooke Saias and Jonathan Kirschner: The greening of a Briarcliff Manor synagogue.
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