Calling all Jewish people– vegetarian, vegan and non-veg!
I’m very excited to announce a new project out in L.A. started by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz called The Shamayim V’Aretz Institute.
Hear Rav Shmuly talk about Shamayim V’Aretz!
Read their mission statement below:
The Shamayim V’Aretz Institute is the spiritual center intertwining learning and leadership around the intersecting issues of animal welfare activism, kosher veganism, and Jewish spirituality, for those anywhere on the journey towards compassionate eating and living within Judaism.
The Institute trains leaders to address the abuse of animals, injustices in kosher slaughterhouses, and other animal welfare issues while also serving as an educational resource to help people make informed and passionate Jewish moral choices about their ethical consumption.
It’s about time that someone started something like this, and I’m so excited that Rav Shmuly has taken this on. Compassionate living and eating is an ethical and moral issue. As Jewish people, we have a responsibility to strive to improve conditions for our planet and all its creatures.
And I’m not the only one who thinks so… Rav Shmuly has assembled a top notch team of founding members and advisory commitee members including Mayim Bialik (Blossom), Matisyahu, Jana Kohl, Ellen Lavinthal and yours truly.
Watch Mayim’s hilarious promo video below!