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Here are the latest news, events and educational resources from Leshomra.

Video: Israel’s Growing Green Thanks to Leshomra

Jun 20, 2017

Check out the juicy vegetables that Israeli kids – both Charedim and non-Charedim – are growing in the heart of the city – Thanks to Leshomra!

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You Can Bring Nature Education to More Charedi Children

Jun 14, 2017

Building on our success with over 4,000 Charedi children aged 4-8, Leshomra can now expand to the 9-13 age group. We need your help to do this ASAP.

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Video: Leshomra’s CEO interviewed by the Times of Israel

Jun 11, 2017

Times of Israel reporters recently visited our little farms in the Charedi city of Modiin Illit and spoke to Leshomra’s CEO Avishai Himelfarb about our vision and impact on the community.

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A Watermelon Grows in Geula

May 18, 2017

Kindergarten teacher B. Cohen was so impressed by the impact Leshomra’s program was having on her students, that she decided to take it a step further.

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Charedi Girls Who Grow Swiss Chard

May 8, 2017

Not only do they grow their own greens, but they eat them too. See the girls in action in this delightful photo gallery.

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Can You Spot the Jewish Scarecrow?

Apr 25, 2017

Leshomra challenged Charedi kids around Israel to create scarecrows out of recycled materials. Can you spot the Jewish ones?

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Pesach Campaign: Don’t Burn Plastic with Your Chametz

Apr 6, 2017

We all know the foul smell of burning plastic that lingers throughout the holiday following the burning of Chametz on erev Pesach. Leshomra is taking action!

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Invitation: Join a Wildflower and Herb Walk in Ramat Beit Shemesh

Mar 18, 2017

Spring is here and the hills are alive. Let’s enjoy them together. Sunday, March 26, 2017, 10-11:30am

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Gallery: Charedi kids plant creative recycled gardens

Feb 23, 2017

An old boot, broken doll strollers and empty plastic bottles – watch them transformed into beautiful gardens by kids and teachers in Charedi schools.

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How to Bring Leshomra to Your School

Feb 21, 2017

We get lots of teachers, parents, grandparents and even kids asking: Can we bring green education into our Charedi school? Here’s how you can!

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Leshomra Makes Headlines in Israel and Worldwide

Feb 12, 2017

Leshomra’s work helping Charedi kids create a greener, cleaner Israel has been prominently featured in major media outlets this month. Follow the buzz.

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Why I’m Part of Leshomra

Feb 9, 2017

Leshomra’s staff, volunteers, supporters and participants share why they’re excited to be part of this initiative. Please tell us why you support us too!

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“You Can’t Have Garbage Where You Grow Food”

Feb 6, 2017

This delightful true story happened last week in the Jerusalem Charedi neighborhood of Sanhedria. It shows Leshomra’s impact beyond what we can measure.

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How do you say “I grow my own potatoes” in Yiddish?

Jan 22, 2017

Leshomra’s “Our Little Farm” green education program is now happening in Charedi kindergartens in Jerusalem. Watch us grow potatoes and other vegetables.

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Do You Want a Greener, Cleaner Beit Shemesh?

Jan 9, 2017

Help us bring Leshomra’s successful green education program to Charedi schools and kindergartens in Beit Shemesh in 2017.

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First Time Ever: Charedi Teachers Study Green Education

Dec 7, 2016

What happens when 70 Charedi teachers gather to learn about growing food and ecology for the first time? An eye-opening discussion and some amazing news!

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Jerusalem’s Charedi Schools Go Green this Winter

Nov 24, 2016

Thanks to cooperation between the Jerusalem Municipality and Leshomra, an environmental education program was just launched in the city’s Charedi schools.

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Natural Sukkah Decorations Kids Love to Make

Oct 7, 2016

Everyone loves to make paper chains and hang them in the sukkah. This year try these greener alternatives with your kids. They’re free and look gorgeous!

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8 Menorahs Homemade from Recycled and Natural Materials

Dec 21, 2015

Get ready for Chanukah with these ideas for menorahs you can make out of natural and recycled materials. Baby Food Jar Menorah I love this menorah made out of used baby food jars and tea lights. She filled them jars with water tinted with blue food coloring, which looks very pretty, but you could fill…

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