The mission of EcoJews of the Bay is to inspire environmental action through Jewish values. We do this by engaging Bay Area Jews and Jewish organizations in exploring and celebrating the connections between Judaism and environmentalism, through events, a leadership network and education.
Where Start-Up Nation meets the Green Revolution
Thursday, April 18th, 7-9pm
NIF, EcoJews of the Bay, Urban Adamah & Hazon welcome Jay Shofet, Director of the Green Environment Fund, (an NIF grantee) to speak on the presence of environmental consciousness in Israel’s current political climate. Learn about ongoing ecological issues the country faces and how Israeli innovators are spurring sustainable development techniques to combat challenges across the globe.
When: Thursday April 18, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Where: Hazon Offices - 332 Pine St. Suite 600, San Francisco
How: RSVP here. Please RSVP on the website so we can have the right amount of nosh & drinks.
What: See Below.
Light Nosh and Drinks will be provided.
The Green Environment Fund's mission is to promote environmental sustainability through equitable, responsible and comprehensive environmental policies and actions, which benefit all sectors of Israeli society. Among other achievements, the GEF has most recently been fundamental in reshaping the Israeli government's harmful Planning Reform Bill, championing the safety and rights of Israel's environment and public.
About the speaker:
Jay Shofet is the Director of the Green Environment Fund, a consortium of funders guided by Jewish and humanitarian values and partnered with NIF. Prior to his work with the GEF, Jay served as the Director of the Religious Pluralism Project and of Resource Development Consultation at SHATIL, the New Israel Fund's Empowerment and Training Center for social change organizations in Israel. He recently finished a third term on the executive board for the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism.
The event is brought to you by NIF’s New Generations Salon Series and is co-sponsored by EcoJews of the Bay, Hazon & Urban Adamah.
Since 2004, EcoJews has been a Jewish environmental resource and events hub in the San Francisco Bay Area. We host fun and educational public programs, publish a regional community events calendar and partner with the many organizations in the Bay Area that share our values.
We are excited to introduce the EcoJews TREES Initiative: Torah Repairing the Environment and Educating Stewards. The goal of TREES is to empower Jewish organizations to go green(er), and the entire community is invited to participate! Through workshops and online resources, we will provide the tools to help JCCs, synagogues, Jewish day schools and other organizations work towards environmental sustainability.