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Judaism and Climate Justice Resources

Access all JYCM resources related to Jewish connections to the climate crisis and climate justice.

Welcome to JYCM!

We're so glad you're here. You are now a member of a national movement and network of young Jewish leaders around the country who are committed to doing this work, together, affecting local and national change. We’re excited to help you begin your activism in your community.

Here are the resources you need to start organizing your Kvutzah!

If you haven't already, check out the Kvutzah Welcome Packet to learn the basics of what JYCM is, what being a kvutzah means, how to engage your community, and more.

Take a look at the step-by-step guide at the bottom to get an idea of what your next steps for building your kvutzah should be.

Why does JYCM exist? What is our movement trying to accomplish? How are we going to get there? What is the role of your kvutzah in enacting climate justice in your community and this world? All the answers to these questions are found in our Movement DNA, the comprehensive guide to our movement. Everything our kvutzot do is in line with out Movement DNA.

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Explore the Portal

The Kvutzah Portal is chock full of resources for you to use to build your kvutzah.

Resource Pages

The Portal is organized into pages by subject area, where you can find all of the resources you need for a specific topic. Use the buttons below to visit each resource page!

Portal Overview

Resource Library

You can also access all of our resources through the resource library. Here's a overview of what resources are available

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Toolkits are short, digestible resources with easy action steps or activities.

Guides are detailed how-tos that guide you through every step of a larger process.

Activity Banks are lists of inspiration for activities and programs your kvutzah can hold.

Trainings are in-depth dives into taking action for climate justice through a Jewish lens. Trainings include both Slides and Scripts, which should be used together.

You can also access Recordings of past trainings.

Resources can also be sorted by level, from 1 (introductory climate resources) to 5 (advanced guides and trainings).

Tip: sort resources by the Kvutzah Building category to access toolkits for recruiting, holding meetings, and more!

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Get Connected

The JYCM team is here to support you every step of the way! Reach out with any questions at any time and be sure to schedule a welcome meeting with a JYCM staff person and Leadership Board member!

Contact a JYCM Organizer

Middle School Kvutzah Activity Bank

High School Kvutzah Activity Bank

Organizing Resources

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How to Navigate Climate Anxiety

Toolkit

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Artivism in the Climate Movement

Toolkit

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How to Work with School Administration to Improve Your School's Environmental Impact

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Media and Spokesperson Training

Recording

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How to Get a Climate Emergency Declared in Your Local Community

Toolkit

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How to Set Up a Phone or Text Bank

Toolkit

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Actions Guide

Guide

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How to Write and Deliver a Speech

Toolkit

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How to Care for Other Activists

Toolkit

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How to Create an Institutional Climate Action Plan

Toolkit

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How to Effectively Lobby for Environmental Bills

Toolkit

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Action Planning Template

Guide

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How to Establish Local Partnerships

Toolkit

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Organizing Trainings

Organizing for Collective Action

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Action Planning

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Training and Facilitation

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Judaism and Climate Justice Resources

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Jewish Stories of Wisdom and Action for the Climate Movement

Toolkit

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Impact of the Climate Crisis on World Jewry

Toolkit

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How to Write an Environmental/Climate Service

Toolkit

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Connections Between Taking Action for the Earth and Jewish Values

Toolkit

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How to Give a D'Var Torah about Climate Change

Toolkit

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Judaism and Climate Justice Trainings

Equity, Inclusion, and Intersectionality Resources

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Antisemitism and the Climate Crisis

Toolkit

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Patriarchy and the Climate Crisis

Toolkit

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Environmental Racism

Toolkit

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Equity, Inclusion, and Intersectionality Trainings

Intro to Disability Justice

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Kvutzah Building Resources

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Kvutzot Welcome Packet

Guide

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How to Recruit to Your Kvutzah

Toolkit

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How to Create a JYCM Kvutzah

Toolkit

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How to Facilitate a Meeting

Toolkit

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How to Do a 1:1 with Members of Your Kvutzah

Toolkit

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How to Hold Your First Kvutzah Meeting

Toolkit

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Kvutzah Roles and Responsibilities

Toolkit

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Movement DNA

Guide

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Telling Your Climate Story

Toolkit

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Kvutzah Building Trainings

Climate Crisis Overview Resources

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How to Avoid Spreading False Information Online

Toolkit

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Climate Anxiety Discussion Guide

Guide

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Climate Crisis Overview Trainings

Political Intro to the Climate Crisis

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Intro to the Climate Crisis

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Scientific Intro to the Climate Crisis

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Our Resources

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Toolkits are short, digestible resources with easy action steps or activities.

Activity Banks are lists of inspiration for activities and programs your kvutzah can hold.

Guides are detailed how-tos that guide you through every step of a larger process.

Trainings are in-depth dives into taking action for climate justice through a Jewish lens. Trainings include both Slides and Scripts, which should be used together.

You can also access Recordings of past trainings.

Resources can also be sorted by level, from 1 (introductory climate resources) to 5 (advanced guides and trainings).

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Action Planning

Slides, Training

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Organizing

Action Planning Script

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