Launch of New Course in Israel on Judaism, Justice and the Environment

On Tu B’Shvat, Bema’aglei Tzedek, together with BINA and the Green Environment Fund (and with the help of the Heschel Center and Teva Ivri), launched the first-ever course in Israel exploring the intersection between Judaism, social justice and the environment.

The course, which is supported by the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties, is a 13-part, action-oriented series that targets senior level professionals from a wide variety of disciplines. This is the first time ever that Israeli environmental activists have the opportunity to sit with leaders in the social justice community and the field of Jewish education to learn, share, plan and envision together.

Along with Siach: An Environment and Social Justice Conversation, this course has the ability to define and change the fields of social and environmental activism in Israel – fields which, until now, had little to do with one another and, arguably, even less to do with Jewish learning.