Newsletter for Rabbis and Spiritual Leaders
In this Newsletter:
  • NEW Hazon Tu B'Shvat Haggadah
  • Recharge: A Retreat for Rabbis and Spiritual Leaders (new name)
  • Get Involved
 January 8, 2020 | 11 Tevet 5780 | י״א בְּטֵבֵת תש״פ
Shalom Friends,

It goes without saying that the year 2020 is a crazy time to be alive!

How can we address questions around belonging and loneliness in the Jewish community while also holding a reality of the shame and fear due to a rise in anti-Semitism? What will humans do differently this decade to mitigate climate change? While living in a digital age when nascent youngsters know how to take selfies and access YouTube, but not converse with loved ones, have we considered how we might bring Torah to life for future generations? How does the Jewish tradition compel us to respond to climate change and other pertinent issues of our generation? As spiritual leaders, Do we have sacred time in our year to RECHARGE and reflect on who we are as individuals, as spiritual leaders, and the many other roles we might play for loved ones and friends? And many others…

As a country, as Jews, and as members of human society, we are entering into this new decade with many looming questions hanging over the generation. As individuals, it might be harder to find answers to those questions, but as a community, so much more is possible.

So join us!
  1. Please consider joining our rabbinic community through joining our Rabbinical Council Listserv
  2. Attend our RECHARGE Retreat at Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
  3. Dive deep into our Hazon 2020 Tu B'Shvat Haggadah specifically addressing issues around forestry and climate change.
Wishing you a meaningful, joyous, and balanced month, year, and decade,

Pre-Order Your NEW Hazon Haggadah for Tu B’Shvat

Hazon is pleased to introduce a new Tu B’Shvat haggadah that offers thoughts and ideas to help you celebrate the new year for trees (beginning Sunday evening, February 9) in your community. The texts, questions, and activities in the haggadah can serve as a guide for viewing Tu B’Shvat through fresh eyes and recontextualizing the tradition. This haggadah uniquely focuses on the role that trees play in sustaining a healthy planetary ecosystem and mitigating climate change. Learn more and preorder here by this Monday, January 13!

RECHARGE: A Retreat For Rabbis And Spiritual Leaders
MAY 15TH-18TH • Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
Family Friendly • Subsidies Available • All. Are Welcome. Always
register now

We hope you will join us. Registration is now open. Members of the Rabbinical Council receive 15% off. (Not a member of the Rabbinical Council yet? Learn how!) 

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 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.

25 Broadway | Suite 1700 | New York, NY 10004 | 212.644.2332 |

Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
116 Johnson Road | Falls Village, CT 06031 | 860.824.5991 |

720.434.0470​ |​

248.792.5397 |



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