Publication Date: January 2008
Publisher: Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education
Author(s): Sue Kurtz; Zak Kurtz
Research Area: Culture and religion; Environment
Keywords: Informal Jewish Education; Campus Organizations; Environmental advocacy
The Kurtz family built an eco-friendly straw bale home in 1999 according to their Jewish and environmental values. Sue Kurtz, the Executive Director of Hillel at Virginia Tech, is taking this technology to campus, constructing a green Hillel building. The Kurtz family philosophy is based on 'eco-Judaism' and they argue that the Jewish community must include environmentalism in Jewish education.
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