Educational Institutions

Aytzim: Ecological Judaism

  • Long Beach, NY
  • http://www.aytzim.org

Mission Statement

Aytzim (meaning "trees" in Hebrew) is a New York-based secular, progressive and pluralistic Jewish environmental organization that is a U.S.-registered 501(c)(3) tax-deductible nonprofit charity, incorporated as the Green Zionist Alliance.

Aytzim has three projects:

Green Zionist Alliance: The Grassroots Campaign for a Sustainable Israel

The Green Zionist Alliance works to protect and educate about the environment of Israel and the Middle East.

Jewcology: Home of the Jewish Environmental Movement

With more than 1000 blog posts, pedagogical materials, a job board, and an interactive map of Jewish-environmental initiatives, Jewcology.org is the largest online resource for information on Jewish environmentalism.

Shomrei Breishit: Rabbis and Cantors for the Earth

More than 100 Jewish clergy, including chief rabbis from around the world, have joined this environmental-advocacy group that Aytzim runs in partnership with GreenFaith.

Main Programs

  1. Environmental education
  2. Green Zionist Alliance
  3. Jewcology
  4. Shomrei Breishit: Rabbis and Cantors for the Earth

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service areas

International

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Areas Served Narrative

North America, Israel and worldwide.

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ruling year

2006

President

David Krantz

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Keywords

Environment, Israel, Green, Nature, Zionist, Zionism, Judaism, Sustainability, Environmental, Energy, GZA, Conservation, Trees, Grassroots,

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EIN

20-3460771

 Number

2085592424

Also Known As

Jewcology

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (C01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

Click here to read about the success of the Green Zionist Alliance in greening Israel: http://www.greenzionism.org/greenisrael

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Program 1

Environmental education

Learn about Israel's environment and what you can do to help.(http://www.greenzionism.org)

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Adults

Program 2

Green Zionist Alliance

Green Zionist Alliance: The Grassroots Campaign for a Sustainable Israel

The Green Zionist Alliance works to protect and educate about the environment of Israel and the Middle East.

Jewcology: Home of the Jewish Environmental Movement

With more than 1000 blog posts, pedagogical materials, a job board, and an interactive map of Jewish-environmental initiatives, Jewcology.org is the largest online resource for information on Jewish environmentalism.

Shomrei Breishit: Rabbis and Cantors for the Earth

More than 100 Jewish clergy, including chief rabbis from around the world, have joined this environmental-advocacy group that Aytzim runs in partnership with GreenFaith.

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Program 3

Jewcology

Jewcology: Home of the Jewish Environmental Movement

With more than 1000 blog posts, pedagogical materials, a job board, and an interactive map of Jewish-environmental initiatives, Jewcology.org is the largest online resource for information on Jewish environmentalism.

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Program 4

Shomrei Breishit: Rabbis and Cantors for the Earth

Shomrei Breishit: Rabbis and Cantors for the Earth

More than 100 Jewish clergy, including chief rabbis from around the world, have joined this environmental-advocacy group that Aytzim runs in partnership with GreenFaith.

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Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Aytzim: Ecological Judaism aims to chart an environmentally sustainable future for Israel and the Jewish people.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    * Participation in interfaith networks.
    * Participation in Zionist networks.
    * Participation in Jewish-environmental networks.
    * Participation in secular-environmental networks.
    * Public education, policy and advocacy.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    * The world's English-language leader in educating about Israel's environment.
    * The most engaged Jewish-environmental organization in interfaith work.
    * The only environmental organization in the world to have a direct say in Israeli environmental policy.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    * Participation in the World Zionist Congress.
    * Engagement through the Jewcology.org website.
    * Engagement with Jewish clergy through Shomrei Breishit: Rabbis and Cantors for the Earth.
    * Partnership in interfaith activities.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    * 1.5 million trees planted in Israel.
    * Hundreds of miles of bike trails built in Israel.
    * Successful declaration of new nature preserves.

service areas

International

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Areas Served Narrative

North America, Israel and worldwide.

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Blog

The organization's Blog

Social Media

@greenzionism

@greenzionism

@green-zionist-alliance

@greenzionism

Funding Needs

The Green Zionist Alliance regularly receives requests for more programming, more partnerships and more support — your financial support is essential to our existence. Your donation, no matter how big or small, will help us in our efforts to educate and inspire — and realize a better future for Israel. Please give as generously as possible, and show your commitment to this important cause. The Green Zionist Alliance is a 501(c)3-registered nonprofit organization, so donations are tax-deductible in the United States.(http://www.greenzionism.org/en/take-action/join)

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Aytzim: Ecological Judaism

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President

David Krantz

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

David Krantz

Green Zionist Alliance

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