Aytzim: Ecological Judaism

Educate and empower to green our lives, communities, Israel and the Earth.

aka Jewcology // Jews of the Earth // EcoJews of the Bay // Green Zionist Alliance // Shomrei Breishit: Rabbis and Cantors for the Earth   |   New York, NY   |  http://www.aytzim.org

Mission

Aytzim is a Jewish-environmental organization with five projects: EcoJews of the Bay EcoJews runs Jewish-environmental social activities in the San Francisco Bay Area. Green Zionist Alliance: The Grassroots Campaign for a Sustainable Israel The GZA works to protect & educate about the environment of Israel & the Middle East. Jewcology: Home of the Jewish Environmental Movement With more than 1000 blog posts & pedagogical materials, Jewcology.org is the largest online resource for information on Jewish environmentalism. Jews of the Earth JOTE organizes Jews locally & nationally for environmental action. Shomrei Breishit: Rabbis and Cantors for the Earth 100+ Jewish clergy, including chief rabbis, have joined this environmental-project that Aytzim runs in partnership with GreenFaith.

Ruling year info

2006

President

David Krantz

Main address

PO Box 30006

New York, NY 10011 USA

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Formerly known as

Green Zionist Alliance (GZA)

EIN

20-3460771

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (C01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Aytzim educates and organizes Jews to address environmental issues including, most prominently, climate change.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Green Zionist Alliance: The Grassroots Campaign for a Sustainable Israel

The Green Zionist Alliance works to protect and educate about the environment of Israel and the Middle East.

Population(s) Served

Jewcology: Home of the Jewish Environmental Movement

With more than 1000 blog posts, pedagogical materials, a job board, and an interactive map of Jewish-environmental initiatives, Jewcology.org is the largest online resource for information on Jewish environmentalism.

Population(s) Served

Shomrei Breishit: Rabbis and Cantors for the Earth

More than 100 Jewish clergy, including chief rabbis from around the world, have joined this environmental-advocacy group that Aytzim runs in partnership with GreenFaith.

Population(s) Served

EcoJews runs Jewish-environmental social activities in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Population(s) Served

JOTE organizes Jews locally & nationally for environmental action.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of trees planted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Green Zionist Alliance: The Grassroots Campaign for a Sustainable Israel

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Every year 100,000-plus trees are planted in Israel because of the regulations developed and implemented by Aytzim's Green Zionist Alliance project.

Number of websites and organizations (outside of our organization) that share our resources and information

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Jewcology

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Jewcology.org, the online home of the Jewish-environmental movement, tracks the number of Jewish-environmental initiatives, which are growing like a beautiful tree.

Number of policies formally established

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Green Zionist Alliance: The Grassroots Campaign for a Sustainable Israel

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Laws successfully passed at the World Zionist Congress.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Aytzim: Ecological Judaism aims to chart an environmentally sustainable future for Israel and the Jewish people.

* Participation in interfaith networks.
* Participation in Zionist networks.
* Participation in Jewish-environmental networks.
* Participation in secular-environmental networks.
* Public education, policy and advocacy.

* The world's English-language leader in educating online about Jewish environmentalism.
* The most engaged Jewish-environmental organization in interfaith work.
* The only environmental organization in the world to ver have a direct say in Israeli environmental policy.

* 1.5 million trees planted in Israel.
* Hundreds of miles of bike trails built in Israel.
* Successful declaration of new nature preserves.

Financials

Aytzim: Ecological Judaism

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Operations

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Aytzim: Ecological Judaism

Board of directors
as of 1/17/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

David Krantz

David Krantz

Aytzim

Alon Tal

Aytzim

Michael Cohen

Arava Institute for Environmental Studies

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No