The Flood is Before Us - Shabbat Noach Event in Jerusalem

published on: 16-03-2011

Celebrate Shabbat Noach - a happening for the whole family on Friday, October 23rd, the 5th of Cheshvan, 10:00-14:30 at the Jerusalem Nature Museum.

Teva Ivri, SPNI, the Jerusalem Municipality, the Jerusalem Nature Museum, and the Tarbut Amim Community Center invite you to the central event of Shabbat Noach and the 350 Initiative in Jerusalem!


The Flood is Before Us

A happening for the entire family exploring the interface between Judaism and the Environment

When?  Friday, 5th of Cheshvan, 23/10/09

All activities are in Hebrew unless otherwise noted.

Where?  In the courtyard of the Nature Museum in Jerusalem (HaMagid Street)



  • Lecture:  “Global Warming – From Denial to Action” – Dr. Lia Ettinger, Heschel Center

  • Tours:  Urban Nature Sites in Jerusalem | Etz v’Etzah – Preservation and Protection of Trees in the Jewish Spirit | In the Footsteps of the Templars - Historic Preservation | Biblical Farming at Historic Hansen Gardens (English) *
  • Study Groups: The Many Faces of Jewish Ecology – Chevruta Learning with Teva Ivri, The Eco-Activist Beit Midrash, and Derech Hateva (Hebrew/English) | Meditation and Writing from within Parshat Noach with Avigail Entman, Ecological Beit Midrash, G’vanim | Connecting to Nature with All Your Senses with Yael Ukeles, Derech Hateva (English)


  • Classes and Discussion Groups: To Be Children of Noah, Teva Ivri | Wonder, Nature, and Spirituality in the Big City, Leiba Chaya David (English) | We’re All in the Same Boat, Nava Tehilla and G’vanim | Devouring the Earth, Community Center for Vegetarianism | Informal Chevruta Learning, Derech Hateva and Eco-Activist Beit Midrash (English)
  • Workshops:  An Ark for the Wildflowers, Jerusalem Wildflower Sanctuary (English)| Stories and Midrash, Beit Midrash Elul


Musical Event:  “Songs that You Love,” Community Sing-along with Amir Schreiber and Yehuda Ashash


  • Environmental Fair:  Information Booths, Crafts, Food and Drinks, Organic Products
  • Workshops:  How to Make Compost – Nature Museum Community Garden | Today’s Green is Very Grey – Water Recycling at Home – Garin Dvash, SPNI | Prepare Yourself for Winter – Etz HaSadeh | Vegetables and the Big City – Garin Dvash, SPNI | Petting Zoo – Nature Museum

 *Tours originate and end in the courtyard of the Nature Museum.

The Nature Museum will be open to visitors – Adults 12 NIS, Children free.

Participating Organizations:

Beit Midrash Elul, Beit Midrash Kolot, G’vanim, Jerusalem Biblical Zoo, Garin D’vash, Jerusalem Botanical Gardens, The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel, Ginot Ha’Ir Community Center, Derech Hateva, Zangvil – Community Center for Vegetarianism, Teva Ivri, 350 Initiative, Sustainable Jerusalem Coalition, The Heschel Center, The Agriculture Ministry, Nava Tehila, Jerusalem Municipality, Etz Hasadeh, The Jerusalem Fund – Mangina – Music and Sustainability Festival in Jerusalem Community Gardens, Jerusalem Wildflower Sanctuary, The Eco-Activist Beit Midrash at Yeshivat Simchat Shlomo