When a Shabbat retreat is not possible, bring a dynamic Teva educator to your synagogue,
school, youth group, or community organization.
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 Kuperman.
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