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Teacher Trainings

We offer professional development programs for Jewish educators of all denominations in teaching Israel-focused Jewish education.

Goals:

  • Bolster Jewish educators’ awareness and knowledge of Jewish environmental teachings and empower them to teach on Judaism and the environment
  • Engage and inspire young Jews concerned about the planet’s future by linking a core area of concern for them to Jewish teachings
  • Reinvigorate Jewish education, enhance Jewish continuity, and catalyze a Jewish response to the environmental crisis

Objectives:

  • Serve as a bridge connecting a cohort of dynamic Jewish environmental educators based in Israel and North America to institutions that either already train Jewish educators or that seek for their teachers in-service and pre-service professional development on teaching Judaism and the environment
  • Provide professional development training and educational materials on Judaism and the environment for Jewish educators
  • Expose educators to a range of curricula and teaching materials developed by a broad range of Jewish environmental organizations
  • Teach educators how to teach sample lesson plans and experiential, outdoor activities that relate to the textual learning
  • Offer follow-up support to ensure the integration of the seminar’s lessons into the educator’s regular teaching

Testimonials from Participants in the Seminars:

  • “Rabbi Neril’s Jewish Eco Seminar put a spiritual foundation to the challenges we face with the environment.”
  • “Transcendent moments at Jewish Eco Seminars!…Jewish values grounded us in bringing heaven and earth closer together to do Tikkun Olam for the environment.”
  • “Jewish Eco Seminars provided me with electrifying insights into Judaism and its teachings on the environment.”
  • “An inspiring educational experience that created an interactive dialogue for what Judaism teaches about caring for the environment.”
  • “Rabbi Neril’s teaching encouraged me to think of how I use and consume in my daily life, and how I can use products less wastefully as a result of this experience.”