Canfei Nesharim: Sustainable Living Inspired by Torah
Mission: Connecting traditional Torah texts with contemporary scientific findings, Canfei Nesharim educates and empowers Jewish individuals, organizations and communities to take an active role in protecting the environment, in order to build a more sustainable world.
Vision: Canfei Nesharim is building the foundation of a Torah-based environmental movement by creating educational resources and synagogue programs; training leaders and speakers; and inspiring the Jewish community to commit to environmental action. Canfei Nesharim envisions a world where the Jewish community is committed to preserve and protect our environment, inspired by Torah values. Canfei Nesharim is successful when individuals, communities, schools and synagogues internalize Jewish and sustainable values and turn them into an environmentally-sensitive way of life.
1. Education Leads to Action: Learning Torah teachings and scientific facts about the environment motivates us to live sustainably.
2. Appreciation for Creation: Standing in awe of G-d’s miraculous creation, we embrace our responsibility to protect it.
3. Cultivating Leadership: We empower individuals and communities through education, and inspire action in their families, communities, and society as a whole.