This track hones in on specific environmental issues, Jewish responses to these issues, and tools for activating change. Learn about current environmental issues such as hydrofracking and the Farm Bill, then delve into Jewish texts and stories to uncover Jewish perspectives on these issues. Refine your own positions and develop tools to organize diverse people in your community around these issues.  

$100 discount for Early Bird Registration through April 1st!

Environmental Leadership & Organizing Track Intensive
Jewcology’s Public Narrative Leadership Training – Offered at conferences across the country, this training addresses the challenges of inspiring Jews who have different values from you and moving a community into activism and shared commitment around environmental issues. Through large and small group exercises, you will experience a powerful journey of finding your voice and sharing your story in a way that can sweep others into a collective journey of activism and change. Visit the Jewcology website for details on this training. There is an $80 fee for this Training. See the Registration page for add-on options.

The 1-day fee for overnight participants attending only the Jewcology Training is $180. This fee includes:

  • Overnight accommodations (one night - Thursday, June 14 to Friday, June 15);
  • One round-trip shuttle transportation to and from Cold Spring Metro-North Train Station on Thursday morning (approximately 8:30am) and Friday morning (approximately 11am);
  • 3 meals plus snacks (Thursday lunch and dinner, Friday breakfast plus a snack buffet at all times in the Moose Room including bagels and fruit on Thursday morning for 1-day participants);
  • Participation in the Training;
  • Participation in Seminar Round Table Discussions on the morning of Friday, June 15. 

The 1-day fee for commuter participants attending only the Jewcology Training is $120.  This fee includes:

  • Participation in the training
  • 3 meals plus snacks

Note on Track Intensives:
Most of the Seminar offers a program format in which participants choose several classes per day to attend based on a schedule of classes running concurrently across the four tracks. On the third day of the Seminar, each track will spend a full day together in order to explore their focus area in more depth. Visit each track to learn about the intensive offered in that track.

Note: You do not have to attend the Track Intensive for the track you register for.  If you would like to use this Track Intensive day as a way to explore multiple areas of interest or feel that one of the Track Intensives in another track will better suit your learning needs and goals, you are free to attend whichever one suits you best.

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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