Kol HaCOVID: Iyar Resources for Rabbis and Spiritual Leaders

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In this Newsletter:
  • Lag B’Omer Program and Resources
  • Jewish Youth Climate Movement
  • Hazon During COVID-19 
  • Hazon Virtual RECHARGE for Rabbis and Spiritual Leaders
  • Kol HaCOVID: A Bit More Bliss - A COVID-19 Song Series
  • Updates from Hazon

LaG B’Omer Program and Resources

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LaG B’Omer Program and Resources

Teva, Adamah Farm & Fellowship, and Hazon hosted a virtual campfire designed for the whole family, celebrating Lag B’Omer through song and story. Watch the recording on JewishLive.org.


License to Grill – Nosh:pitality by Amanda Herring and OneTable
This program is an interactive grilling lesson connected to the celebration of Lag B'Omer. Participants will have the opportunity to make several seasonal salads, learn about grilling methods and outdoor cooking, and learn what Lag B'Omer is in relation to the counting of the Omer and the Jewish Calendar.


LaG B’Omer Fire and Forest Festival by Maya Havusha and Eden Village Camp
Invite the magic of the forest into your life! Celebrate Lag B'Omer, an ancient Jewish festival about survival and spirituality, by rejoicing with our Eden Village community. Explore new forest skills, learn about kabbalah, and of course eat yummy snacks around the fire. With new eyes learn these time tested wilderness survival skills, such as shelter and fire building, making bows and arrows, wild edible walks, among others.


Hazon During COVID-19

Spend Every Sunday Morning with Nigel and R’ Isaiah

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Hazon At Home
We know staying at home is getting old, but we are here to help. Check out Hazon at Home for content and opportunities to keep you learning, entertained, and moving your body with support from Teva, Adamah, and our organizational partners.

baby goats

#SoundTheCall clearly hit a chord. The feedback was among the strongest of anything we have done. Watch highlights or the full recording and learn more. 

we are the weather

We Are the Weather Book Club

Thursday, May 21, 6:00-7:30 pm ET
Join people around the country for Hazon’s online book club discussion. Author Jonathan Safran Foer explores the central global dilemma of our time – climate change – and considers how saving the planet involves a great reckoning with ourselves, and our reluctance to sacrifice immediate comfort for the sake of the future. It all starts with what we eat, and don’t eat, for breakfast. Only collective action will save our home and way of life – a topic that has now become more relevant than ever. Learn more and RSVP.


Hazon Virtual RECHARGE Festival for Rabbis and Spiritual Leaders

It is no simple time to be a rabbi or spiritual leader. Holding space for others has never been in higher demand. Who will hold space for us?

Get together every Wednesday at 1:00pm EDT for a Weekly Virtual Recharge for Rabbis and Spiritual Leaders

We will feature different rabbis and spiritual leaders each week opening conversations on topics such as:

  1. Spiritual Homeschooling: Is It Possible?
  2. High Holidays 5781
  3. How are We the Weather?
  4. Bringing a Shmita Lens to a 21st Century Reality
  5. Food Scarcity: A Clergy Response
  6. How do I offer Pastoral Care over Zoom?
  7. Mussar Practice and Character Development: Mitigating Climate Change One Meal at a Time.

Want to have a one-to-one conversation about how we might fight climate change through a Jewish lens? Hazon is organizing, and we want to support you and learn from you. Schedule a meeting with me here.


Kol HaCOVID: A Bit More Bliss

A Song Series of hope and resilience during COVID-19. Original music by Isaiah Rothstein.

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Updates from Hazon

  1. With the next Shmita Year just 16 months away, Hazon is preparing for the coming cycle. If you have ideas for programs or want to engage in our global discussion, please contact Rabbi in residence Rabbi Isaiah Rothstein at isaiah.rothstein@hazon.org.
  2. 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). If you are interested in getting more involved, email isaiah.rothstein@hazon.org
  3. Hazon declared 5780 the Year of Environmental Teshuva by acquiring a billboard ad in Time Squares 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.

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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