Teva Ivri views Jewish peoplehood as both a tool for meaningful environmental change and a goal unto itself. This field has become a cornerstone of our organization as we continue to affect social and environmental in Israel and continue to build a global Jewish environmental network.
Teva Ivri works to develop both the language and tools for Jewish environmental responsibility in Israel. Working closely with agents of change from all sectors of society, we are at the heart of the public discourse on Jewish environmental topics in Israel. Our pluralistic approach allows us to add a broad Israeli voice to the ongoing global conversation about Judaism and the environment.
Teva Ivri contributes a unique Israeli voice to the growing international Jewish environmental movement. We partner with a number of Jewish organizations abroad with a similar agenda, including Hazon, the Teva Learning Center, the Green Zionist Alliance, and the Jewish Social Action Forum (England). Together, we are all working both practically and conceptually to build an international Jewish environmental network.
The topic of environment occupies the Jewish youth of the western world. Engagement in environmental issues connected to Israel allows youth to encounter the young and effervescent side of Israel. Through involvement in “tikkun olam,” young Jews can link their values of environmental responsibility to both individual and collective Jewish identity.
The Jewish people’s unique perspective on responsibility for the world, coupled with our global presence, puts us in a unique position to help solve the global environmental crisis. Teva Ivri excels in its ability to bring diverse and geographically distant sectors of the Jewish people together to act on behalf of our shared environment.
•a seminar for Kiryat Bialik and Boca Raton teachers through Partnership 2000
•establishment of the “Jewcology” Jewish environmental network and responsibility for its Hebrew content
•a series of fact sheets created in partnership with the US-based Canfei Nesharim
•participation in the steering committee and teaching staff for the Siach Initiative for Environmental Leadership