Engaged Projects


Engaged projects in religion and ecology refers to the activities of community organizations and religious institutions that are inspiring and grounding environmental concerns in practical programs, outreach, and education. These projects generally incorporate religious traditions as part of their environmental philosophy drawing on particular scriptures, symbols, and rituals. Engaged projects range from Learning Centers and Retreat Centers to Organic Farms and Alternative Energy Communities.

Engaged Projects in Israel

Arava Institute for Environmental Studies (AIES)
Jewish National Fund

Engaged Projects in the United States of America

Abrahamic Traditions & Environmental Change
Aytzim: Ecological Judaism
Brit Olam Environmental and Climate Justice (Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism)
Canfei Nesharim
Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL)
Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action
Eden Village Camp
Interfaith Power and Light
The Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
Jewish Climate Action Network
Jewish Farm School (no longer operational, but resources still available on their site)
Jewish Reconstructionist Movement
Judaism and Ecology Conference
Pearlstone Center
National Religious Partnership for the Environment (NRPE)
Redwood Rabbis
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Scubi Jew
The Shalom Center
Shamayim V'Aretz Institute
Shomrei Adamah
Sinai and Synapses
The Teva Learning Center
Urban Adamah
Wilderness Torah
Zumwalt Acres

International Engaged Projects

EcoPeace Middle East
The Green Sabbath Project (See also “The Sabbath in an Era of Climate Change”)
Jewish Eco Seminars




Header photo: ©Erik McGregor, Carbon Pharoah street theater; Courtesy of The Shalom Center