Though this might be a sensation we experience every
year, I feel that Tishrei arrived at a particularly
crazy time! I’m sure you’ve been busy.
Whether you led or lead, or simply attended services
over Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, on behalf of Hazon
we want to thank you for all that you do each and every
day for your families, your congregations and students,
for the Jewish community – Kol HaKavod –
May the Force be with you.
I will be up at Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
for Sukkahfest – where will you be? Speaking
It’s a good time to SAVE THE
DATE for the Hazon Rabbis’ Retreat, May
15-18th at the home of Hazon, Isabella Freedman Jewish
The retreat is two parts:
1. A Clergy Family Shabbat (All. Are Welcome.
Always.), followed by a
2. Sunday and Monday program exclusively for
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It has been a busy time for Hazon as an organization for
rabbis and beyond.
Jonathan Safran Foer’s new book
We are the Weather came out on September 17th. We
sent out a few hundred copies to rabbis and spiritual
leaders on our Rabbinical Council and beyond because we
believe that is directly aligned with Hazon’s
work around food systems and climate justice. Check out
the Hazon We are the Weather Discussion Guide
We declared 5780 the Year of Environmental Teshuva by
a billboard ad in Time Square for a day this
August. See Nigel’s article on Environmental
Teshuva in the
Jerusalem Post and be sure to engage with our
Environmental Teshuva webpage to find ways to get
involved in sustainability efforts this year.
We co-founded the Jewish Climate Coalition along with
the Marlene Meyerson JCC of Manhattan, Jewish
Theological Seminary and Jewish Climate Action Network
as an organizing strategy for New York based Jewish
institutions around the
Global Climate Strike. The coalition has over 35
organizations to date; you should
join! Take a look at our
signature signs we made and
pictures of our community at the March.
We are growing our work with rabbis. Take a look at our
hazon.org/rabbis. We welcome Rabbis Robin
Damsky and Aaron Philmus as our co-chairs for the Hazon
Rabbinic Advisory Board (RAB).
The Month of Tishrei and
Sukkot Resources: “We are Judged by
The first and second Mishnah in Tractate Rosh Hashanah
remind us that the month of Tishrei is the starting time as
it relates to the land and food, i.e., Shmita, Yovel, and
plants (1:1). The next Mishnah (1:2) teaches that on the
holiday of Sukkot the world water balance is