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May 31 – June 3, 2011
NEW! Teva Shabbat: June 3 – June 5, 2011

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Experience 5 minutes of the Teva Seminar
with Nili Simhai, Teva's Director

Engage with experiential Jewish education at its source!

The Teva Seminar is an innovative professional development opportunity for Jewish educators, environmentalists, camp staff, farmers, rabbis, lay leaders and students. Engage in a three thousand year old dialogue about the connection between God, earth, and humanity within a dynamic learning community. Gain the skills you need to bring inspiration and vibrancy to your camp, synagogue, school, youth group and college campus.

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NEW Shabbat Retreat in Nature

  • Celebrate creation and community with inspiring prayer and learning
  • Delve into the ecological dimensions of Shabbat and Jewish cycles of work and rest
  • Craft challah, candles and havdallah sets
  • Rest and relax in the beautiful mountains of the Hudson Highlands

NEW in 2011!

  • Jewcology's Pioneer Leadership Training
  • Early childhood education cohort
  • Focus on interfaith perspectives
  • Eco-change Makers track
  • Earn pre-requisites for a Teva Certificate in Jewish Environmental Education

Congregational Education

  • Explore the ecological dimensions of Jewish holidays and seasonal calendar
  • Green your synagogue, school, college campus and community
  • Develop a repertoire of Jewish environmental curricula for all ages
  • Network with leading educators in the experiential education field

NEW Eco-Change Makers

  • Build skills and confidence to advocate for the earth and make lasting change in your community
  • Engage with current local and global environmental challenges
  • Explore diverse philosophical perspectives on humanity's relationship to Creation
  • Examine biblical, rabbinic, and modern Jewish texts relevant to environmental ethics

Camp and Wilderness

  • Teach Jewish values through song, crafts, theater, and storytelling
  • Identify edible and medicinal plants and tap into the wonders of local ecology
  • Practice camping, hiking, and wilderness living skills
  • Experience Torah on the trail through text, meditation and awareness activities

Organic Agriculture and Educational Gardening

  • Create an educational garden, based on Permaculture design and principles
  • Learn Jewish gardening activities for all ages
  • Observe Jewish agricultural education in action at Eden Village Camp
  • Study ancient and contemporary texts exploring themes of food justice, Jewish agricultural law and sustainability
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