Jewish Wisdom for Our World

Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher: Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education

Author(s): Evonne Marzouk

Research Area: Culture and religion; Environment

Keywords: Jewish Organizations; Environmental Advocacy; Jewish Text; Orthodox Judaism

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


The author describes the philosophy and work of Canfei Nesharim, an organization which promotes the relationship between traditional Jewish sources and the modern environmental movement. She presents a variety of Jewish sources to highlight the richness of the Jewish tradition in dealing with modern environmental concerns and details a number of Canfei Nesharim's programs.