Teva works to fundamentally transform Jewish education through experiential learning that fosters Jewish, ecological, and food sustainability.
Teva was founded in 1994 with the philosophy of immersing participants in the natural world and providing structured activities to sensitize participants to nature's rhythms, help them develop a more meaningful relationship with nature, and deepen their own connection to Jewish practices and traditions. This process also facilitates personal growth, community building, and a genuine commitment to Tikkun Olam, healing the world. A decade later, Teva's focus expanded to include additional attention to issues of food sustainability as an aspect of the natural world.
Teva programs are designed for children ages 2 - 17 years old and educators of children. Over the last twenty years, Teva has worked with over 450 day schools, congregations, camps, JCCs, BJEs, youth groups, and other Jewish institutions. The more than 100,000 individuals who have benefited from our direct programs cover the spectrum of religious affiliation and age. Over 250 young adults form the core of our Teva educators and over 500 community educators have sought out our professional development opportunities. Our Teva educators have been inspired by their experience living and teaching in community to start 14 initiatives that are making real impact on the Jewish community.
Programs - Experiential Jewish education for an ecological age - powerful and fun for kids and families including residential programs and one-day programs
Educator Training and Consultancy - Professional development that delivers cutting edge methodologies and content to educators and Teva accreditation
Curricula and Resources - Materials that you are able to use in your own communities
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Yishai Cohen | Teva Program Director | 860.480.3126 | email@example.com
Daniel Kieval | Teva Education Coordinator | 860.499.0685 | firstname.lastname@example.org