When a Shabbat retreat is not possible, bring a dynamic Teva
educator to your synagogue, school, youth group, or community
Choose an educator-in-residence program based on the chaggim
(holidays) and highlight the agricultural and seasonal underpinnings
of the Jewish calendar, or choose a program based on an environmental
issue of interest to your community. Educator- in-residence programs
can range in time from one-hour to an entire day. Teva educators
are available to lead programming on-site at your facility, at
a local park, or at one of our beautiful partner retreat centers.
Teva’s programs are available year round; contact us to arrange
dates. Costs are determined by site
used, length of program, and number of educators required.
Check out Teva's new congregational and community groups
program brochure. To find out more
call 212-807-6376 or email Alexandra
On this harvest holiday, celebrated under the open sky, we ask for
gishmei beracha, blessings of rain for the Earth. See why
Sukkot is called z’man simchateynu, our time of joy, and
learn more about the role of water in our world.
In the darkest time of winter we celebrate the “Festival of Lights.”
Generate awareness about climate change and energy issues as we
remember the miracle of Chanukah.
Honi, the legendary tree planter, knew the value of thinking about
future generations. On the birthday of the trees, through theater,
food, and song, Teva will celebrate the importance of trees in Judaism
and on this Earth.
For centuries, Jews have celebrated this holiday together in the
outdoors. Team building initiatives, wilderness games and skills,
and fun in nature will be the focus.
As we conclude the counting of the omer, this program celebrates
the joy of studying Torah together as a community and enjoying the
harvest of foods from the Earth’s soil.
The legacy passed down from one generation to the next, l’dor
v’dor, is of the utmost importance to the Jewish people. One
of the greatest challenges facing the current generation is the
ecological state of our planet. It is critical that we educate
and mobilize the Jewish community to address today’s environmental
issues. While this can be complicated and difficult to discuss,
Teva has pioneered a unique style for doing so that is joyful,
relevant, and inspiring. From raising awareness to dissecting
the issues to taking action, Teva educators-in-residence will
guide your community towards a meaningful brit adamah,
covenant with the earth. Using Jewish tradition as a resource
for wrestling with challenging environmental issues, Teva can
explore the following topics with your group:
- Israel and the Evironment
- Food and Ecology
- Animals and Biodiversity
- Global Climate change and Energy
- Consumer Choices and Responsibility
- Introduction to Jewish Envrionmental Values