Jewish Animal Welfare Organization Launches Synagogue Vegan Challenge
Jewish animal welfare organization Shamayim V’Aretz Institute (meaning heaven and earth in Hebrew), which “educates leaders, trains advocates, and leads campaigns for the ethical treatment of animals,” has launched a Synagogue Vegan Challenge, open for applications until August 1, 2017.
According to the website:
“The goal of the Synagogue Vegan Challenge is simple: Experiment with your community going vegan for a year! This adventure can be easy, spiritually uplifting, & delicious. The total initial investment in the community is $25,000 – Five (5) synagogues will be chosen for this program, granted $5,000 each. Throughout the year, the selected synagogues will serve plant-based meals, whether it’s at kiddush, b’nai mitzvot, Shabbat, or any life-cycle event. Further, they will provide education to their community (classes, documentaries, etc.).”
Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz, founder and CEO of the Shamayim V’Aretz Institute, which puts “animal welfare on the Jewish agenda,” hopes the grant will “launch the first five vegan synagogues in America.” Vegan actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik is also a founding member and senior leadership consultant for the organization and musician Matisyahu serves as a board member.
To learn more about the grant and view the terms and conditions, visit this link.
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