Tishrei Resources for Rabbis and Spiritual Leaders
In this Newsletter:                                                      בס״ד
  • Oh, The World is Changing
  • Shalom and an Invite to the Hazon Rabbis' Retreat (Discount included!)
  • Rabbis Update from Hazon
  • Tishrei Resources
Tishrei Vibes: Oh the World is Changing (Cover)
Written by Carol Anshien | Made by God | Reproduced by Rav Isaiah from Hazon
 October 10th, 2019 | 11 Tishrei 5780 | י״א בְּתִשְׁרֵי תש״פ 
Shalom Friends,

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 of Freedman...

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 Retreat Center. 

The retreat is two parts:
1. A Clergy Family Shabbat (All. Are Welcome. Always.), followed by a
2. Sunday and Monday program exclusively for clergy.

Travel subsidies available. Registration opens after Parshat Noach! Read more.

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Rabbis Update From Hazon
It has been a busy time for Hazon as an organization for rabbis and beyond.
  1. 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 here.
  2. We declared 5780 the Year of Environmental Teshuva by acquiring 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.
  3. 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.
  4. We are growing our work with rabbis. Take a look at our webpage: 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 Water”
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 determined.
 בְּאֶחָד בְּתִשְׁרֵי רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה לַשָּׁנִים וְלַשְּׁמִטִּין וְלַיּוֹבְלוֹת, לַנְּטִיעָה וְלַיְרָקוֹת | בְּאַרְבָּעָה פְרָקִים הָעוֹלָם נִדּוֹן.... וּבֶחָג נִדּוֹנִין עַל הַמָּיִם 

Enjoy some Tishrei Torah and Holiday Sermons relating to climate justice and environmental sustainability from members of the Hazon Rabbinic Advisory Board, Rabbinical Council, and beyond! 

Be sure to check out Rabbinical Council members Rabbi Ora Weiss for more on Tishrei and Rabbi Mark Cohn for a poem about water. Email me to have your content added! 
Want to get more involved in Hazon's work with rabbis and spiritual leaders?
Hazon is building a movement of rabbis and spiritual leaders that strengthens Jewish life & contributes to a more environmentally sustainable world for all – and we want you to be part of it!

Learn more about Hazon’s (updated) Theory of Change as it relates to our strategic plan with rabbis and spiritual leaders.

Contact Hazon rabbi-in-residence Isaiah Rothstein at isaiah.rothstein@hazon.org or set up a 30-minute call using his online calendar.
As the Jewish lab for sustainability, Hazon is building a movement that strengthens Jewish life and contributes to a more environmentally sustainable world for all.

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