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Guest Speaker Alex Weisberg

Sunday, June 30, 2019 27 Sivan 5779

7:00 PM - 8:30 PMLL BM

Topic: The Sabbatical Year and Sabbatical Year Produce: A Rabbinic Approach to Animals, Environmental Ethics, and Politics

Alex Weisberg is a doctoral candidate in Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University. He holds a BS in Economics and Environmental Studies from University of Wisconsin Madison, an MPhil from New York University, and rabbinic ordination from Yeshivat Sulam Yaakov in Jerusalem. He is currently an Association of Jewish Studies Dissertation Completion Fellow. His doctoral dissertation examines the early rabbinic Sabbatical Year in conversation with environmental humanities. His broader research explores nonhumans, environmental ethics, and science in Ancient Judaism.

The Jewish Initiative for Animals (JIFA) provides new ways for the Jewish community to bring its values of compassion for animals into practice and strengthen Jewish communities in the process.

Education: We collaborate with Jewish nonprofit organizations - camps, synagogues, youth groups, community centers, schools, college programs, and more-to produce educational resources that spark inquiry into how Jewish values should interact with how we treat animals.

Ethical Food Policies: We empower Jewish institutions to create ethical food policies that allow them to live their values and lay the groundwork for future national campaigns.

Expert Consultation: We provide expert consultation to Jewish institutions that serve animal products to assist them in lowering meat consumption and finding higher-welfare sources. We'll even help your Jewish institution set up new supply chains so that any animal products you serve truly represent your community's values.

JIFA is a project of Farm Forward

Co-Sponsored by JIFA and AJS.

    

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