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Jan 18, 2022

We Are One: Tu B’Shvat and MLK, Sustainability & Justice

We find ourselves immersed in another dark pandemic winter, a reality we could not have fathomed two years ago. And as the pandemic drags on, our social fabric continues to fray, while the climate crisis…

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Nov 15, 2021

COP26: Hope & Despair


I recently returned from COP26 – the United Nations Conference on Climate Change – and it was an unforgettable experience. The number of people, events, issues, spaces…it was truly one of…

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Oct 26, 2021

Moments of Truth: Climate, Antisemitism, & Justice

We arrive at a moment of truth, and we must push through.

World leaders are gathering for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Scotland (COP26). Many say this is our last chance to avoid runaway…

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Oct 3, 2021

The Story of Creation

This past week we read the Creation story twice: once during Simchat Torah then again over Shabbat, the first of the new annual Torah reading cycle, known as Shabbat Breishit.

I love the early chapters…

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Aug 25, 2021

Jakir Manela, CEO of the combined Hazon-Pearlstone Center, talks next steps

By Helen Chernikoff | eJewish Philanthropy

Two decades after the founding of Hazon, the merger is a milestone in Jewish environmentalism.

The combined Hazon-Pearlstone Retreat Center will release its vision…

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Jul 19, 2021

Nigel Savage looks back on two decades at Hazon

By Helen Chernikoff | eJewish Philanthropy

Savage is ‘wildly in favor’ of the merger between Hazon and the Pearlstone Retreat Center

In 2000, Nigel Savage founded Hazon, an early Jewish environmental…

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Jul 16, 2021

Hazon-Pearlstone merger positions Baltimore as the new epicenter of Jewish sustainability work

By Rudy Malcom | Jewish Telegraphic Agency

With the pending merger of Hazon and the Pearlstone Retreat Center, Baltimore is poised to become a national leader in the Jewish outdoor food, farming and environmental…

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Jul 16, 2021

Climate change tops agenda in Hazon-Pearlstone merger

By Sharon Rosen Leib | The Forward

In Portland this month, the daytime temperature reached 100 degrees. In Seattle, 111. Between June 26 and July 6, approximately 800 people died of heat -related causes…

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Jul 15, 2021

With merger, Baltimore is set to become a center of Jewish environmental work

By Rudy Malcom | Baltimore Jewish Times

Baltimore is poised to become a national leader in the Jewish outdoor food, farming and environmental education movement.

On July 8, the Pearlstone Center, a Jewish…

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Jul 14, 2021

Topsy Turvy Bus Meets Banana Car

A book about the Topsy Turvy bus is coming out in January 2022 and the release will be followed by a bus tour.

Hazon usually uses its Topsy Turvy bus as a mobile classroom. When this became unfeasible…

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