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Join us for three presentations from Israel Institute Teaching Fellow

Yael Teff-Seker Ph.D.

at Congregation Bet Haverim

Open to all interested community members

These presentations are free, sponsored by the Bet Haverim Adult Education and Israel Peace Alternatives Committees, and Rabbi Greg Wolfe. Register in advance, below the descriptions.
Please join us!

Environmental Ethics in Judaism

Thursday June 10, 2021, 7:00 pm

“Many see Judaism’s attitude towards nature as human-centered (anthropocentric), rather than nature-centered (biocentric), giving humans preference over other living things, and suggesting that nature is there to serve humans. However, I suggest that it supports the notion of humans as stewards of animals and plants, in charge of taking care of nature on God’s behalf, rather than (only) exploiting it. Moreover, certain Jewish rules (Mitzvot) and ethical guidelines suggest that this is a religion that sees the inherent significant of nature, plants, and animals as important in and of themselves. The lecture will discuss some of the most prominent religious and ethical guidelines that indicate that Judaism indeed supports a kinder, more moral, and more sustainable treatment of plants, animals, and the environment at large.”

The views expressed by this program, the speaker, or the speaker’s sponsoring organization are not necessarily the views of Congregation Bet Haverim. Our congregation is committed to honoring the diversity of thoughts and opinions within our community.  


Late August 2021

Peace Education in Israeli and Palestinian Education


January 2022

Environmental Cooperation in the Middle East

Please register here

Rabbi Greg Wolfe welcomes questions about our programs. For specifics of Dr. Teff-Seker’s presentations, please contact Sarah Pattison.

The Executive Director welcomes questions about Bet Haverim partnership at director@bethaverim.org, or 530-758-0842.

Each of these programs are open to all interested community members. They are free, although we appreciate any voluntary donations to support the programs. Please join us.

Zoom links will be sent to registered participants approximately 24 hours before each session.

Registration will close at 10 a.m., the day of the program.

For late registration, contact Sarah Pattison

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