June 12 – 15, 2012: Teva Seminar Chai Year
June 15 – 17, 2012: Shabbat Retreat in Nature


The annual Teva Seminar on Jewish Environmental Education is the premiere professional development opportunity for adults of all ages to explore Jewish environmental education, environmental sustainability, camping, gardening, or simply enjoying nature with others. The Seminar takes place at Surprise Lake Camp in Cold Spring, NY. Our 18th Annual Teva Seminar - Chai 18 will include our second annual Shabbat retreat. This year promises to be a super-enhanced Teva Seminar with celebrity speakers and partnership with a whole host of organizational and corporate sponsors.


Focus your learning through one of four dynamic tracks

Camp & Wilderness
Develop technical outdoor skills, enhance your ecological knowledge, and engage in practices to help you deepen your spiritual connection to Judaism and the natural world.

Eco-Arts & Community Education
Bring Jewish holidays, life cycles and agricultural cycles alive in your school or community through creative, hands-on Jewish environmental learning.

Organic Gardening & Farming Education facilitated by Jewish Farm School
Acquire the knowledge, skills and Judaic background you need to start a Jewish agricultural education program in your community.

Environmental Leadership & Organizing Public Narrative Training facilitated by Jewcology
Explore specific environmental issues facing our global community and Jewish responses to these issues, while honing your ability to speak about and organize action around them.

Shabbat Retreat

The Teva Shabbat Retreat In Nature is a joyful, intergenerational event full of learning, singing, resting, and celebrating Creation together in nature, with programs for children and adults of all ages.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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Affording the Seminar and Accommodations

Camp & Wilderness

Eco-Arts & Community Education

Organic Gardening & Farming Education

Environmental Leadership & Organizing

Family Shabbat Retreat in Nature

Site and Transportation

Teva Seminar Partners