Sustainable Development

Dvar Torah

There are three key values our traditions teach us about caring for the environment: it is God's world, we do not control the world but are part of it, we must exercise power responsibly.
How do we transform the lesson of Tu BiSh’vat – our responsibility to care for the earth and honor the foods of the season – into something that is relevant to us at each meal with which we are blessed?

Offline Source Sheet

A source sheet with questions looking at consumerism in the 21st Century.
This source sheet comes from the introduction to the Big Green Jewish Carbon Ration resource (http://ow.ly/4AkVZ) and outlines general principles of Jewish environmentalism as well as specific Jewish values that relate to consumption of resources and can be applied to the possibility of carbon rationing
This pack contains a set of activities to help teach students aged 11-18 about microcredit, along with examples. Note that the Relief Organisation for Handicapped (ROH) Photo Activity (pages 15 and 16) are contained in a separate upload.
This pack contains a set of activities to help teach young students 7-11 years old about microcredit/ microfinance, along with examples. Note that the Relief Organisation for Handicapped (ROH) Photo Activity (pages 15 and 16) are contained in a separate upload, as is the resource pack.
This pack contains the resources for the microcredit activities for students aged 7-11 and 11-18. Note that the Relief Organisation for Handicapped (ROH) Photo Activity (pages 15 and 16) are contained in a separate upload.
This pack contains exercises and activities relating to teaching KS3/4 students about Jewish attitudes to sustainable development.

Source Sheet

From the Sources is designed to facilitate holiday text study around issues of social justice. We invite you to engage in the texts and use them in your community to teach and take action. Use From the Sources to: • Learn with others. Read through this text study together with a friend or a group of friends and discuss the issues it raises. • Enrich your own learning. This resource aims to inspire thought-provoking and challenging perspectives on the holiday texts. • Teach. Invite others to share in this learning. Use it as the basis for a dvar Torah or to motivate action in support of advocacy or tzedakah initiatives in your school, synagogue or Hillel.
An exploration of some Jewish values that may offer some useful connections with the emerging collaborative consumption movement. Add Rambam, Mishneh Torah, Laws of Opinions 3:1 Jerusalem Talmud, Kiddushin, end Jerusalem Talmud, Berachot, 57b
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