Jewish institutions in county pressing the sustainability issue as tikkun olam.
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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.
Is the 'New Jewish Food Movement' still new, and a movement?
Natasha Rosenstock Nadel
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.
New tie-up of Jewish environmental organizations includes Teva Learning Alliance; will be called Hazon.
Helen Chernikoff 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.
Office-sharing initiative including Limmud NY, Storahtelling also homeless due to basement flooding.
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.
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.
(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.
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.”