Adapting Podcast: "Holy Wow": Creating powerful moments through Jewish environmental education

 

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Jakir Manela, CEO of Hazon and Pearlstone, joins David Bryfman to share his views on Jewish environmentalism, the growing JOFEE (Jewish Outdoor Food Farming & Environmental Education) movement, and the fundamentally deep ties between Jewish tradition and the natural world.

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“This moment in history calls on us to think about what is our relationship with the natural world, which is G-d’s creation.”  Jakir Manela, CEO of Hazon and Pearlstone, joins David Bryfman to share his views on Jewish environmentalism, the growing JOFEE (Jewish Outdoor Food Farming & Environmental Education) movement, and the fundamentally deep ties between Jewish tradition and the natural world. They discuss how to cultivate deep authentic Jewishness and universalism simultaneously, how Gen Z is driving sustainability conversations in the Jewish community and beyond, and how Jewish educators can help students embrace a sense of “holy wow.”

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Jakir Manela portrait and a sunset

"This moment in history calls on us to think about what is our relationship with the natural world, which is

G-d's creation."

Jakir Manela

CEO

Hazon and Pearlstone


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Additional Resources:

Hazon Website

Teva Learning Center

JOFEE Seeds of Opportunity Study

Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center

Pearlstone

Hazon: The Podcast

The Shmita Project

Farm and Forest School at Pearlstone

This Is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared: The Days of Awe as a Journey of Transformation on Amazon

We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast on Amazon

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Area of Work

  • AS&B - After School and Beyond
  • Camp
  • CL - Congregational Learning
  • DS&Y - Day Schools and Yeshivas
  • EC - Early Childhood
  • FE - Family Engagement
  • T - Teens

Resource Type

  • Podcast

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