JIVE project

Jerusalem Volunteers for the Environment  

Come give a hand -- or bring your friends, yeshiva or seminary and give a bunch of hands -- to help Jerusalem become greener!

Making “Yerushalayim ha-Benuya” (A Rebuilt Jerusalem) a Sustainable Reality

JiVE! is out in the field, bringing hands and hearts to work for a more sustainable future for our Holy City. Come join our ongoing volunteer outings or tailor an activity for your program.

Where we work:

•    Community Gardens:  Gardens give a space to grow veggies and flowers in the middle of the city and provide local residents with a break from the asphalt and stone.

•    Urban nature sites:  Sites like Gazelle Valley and Park HaMesila (Railroad Park) are recreational green spaces that benefit residents by providing a place for a picnic, a quiet walk or even a glimpse of nature from the window of a a bus.  Activities may include trail building and maintenance, tree planting and pruning, and sign-painting. 

•    Clean-ups:  In neighborhoods, at local springs, or on well-used trails around the city, clean-ups make the city more inviting.  Clean-up outings can include a professionally-guided historical tour of the area we’re working in.

Added Value:

Each day of volunteer activity includes a “traveling Beit Midrash” component – interactive learning in Jewish sources about our relationship/responsibility to our physical world.

These activities can fill MASA or Birthright Israel requirements for community service, Israel programming and Jewish learning. 

Our staff is also available to teach about environmental topics in your program or to assist students in greening your institution!

View photos of JiVE! in action!


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