Who We Are
The Jewish Youth Climate Movement was founded by Hazon in 2019. We are dedicated to mitigating climate change by empowering teens, mobilizing our communities and taking action. JYCM believes in using Jewish values as a motivation to create a more equitable and sustainable world for all.
We are in a global climate crisis, and Jewish tradition compels us to respond. We aim to live as the midrash Kohelet Rabbah instructs us: “For if you corrupt it, there is no one to repair it for you,” (7:13:1). JYCM believes that our greater purpose is to be a resource for people of all ages and religions, spreading a multi-generational message to stand in the name of climate justice. Our young voices should not only be heard but recognized as having the power to make change.
JYCM is run by a cohort of 25 middle and high school students who comprise the National Leadership Board. We live across the United States and primarily organize remotely. Three separate teams comprise the board.
A&A (Actions and Advocacy) seeks to create change by uniting the Jewish community and organizing and supporting climate strikes, legislative lobbying, and climate advocacy.
As the face of the organization, PR (Public Relations) represents JYCM through public speaking and writing and focuses on matters of publication and advertising. They can be reached for questions and to get involved with JYCM.
Communications bridges our organization and other movements and builds an online presence.
Kvutzot (chapters/groups) are the heart and soul of our movement. As the ones who know your community best, you can best inspire, lead, and take action. With support from the JYCM team through onboarding, coaching, and access to a curriculum bank, you will be able to create a Kvutzah in your community, whether it be a school, synagogue, JCC, camp, town, city, or other locality or institution! For more information on becoming a JYCM Kvutzah, click this link or contact (firstname.lastname@example.org).