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Yom Ha'atzmaut: Exploring Israel's Environmental Legacy

From a small state of farmers and nation builders to becoming a leader in technology and innovation, the State of Israel has gone through much transition in just six decades. However, this growth and success has come at a cost to the land, the water and the health of the people of Israel.


Aytzim asks you to incorporate Israel's environment into your Yom Ha'atzmaut celebrations. The resources below will help you teach about our relationship to Israel's environment today and connect congregants of all ages — through role-playing, simulations and debates — to organizations working to help protect Israel's environmental future.


Background on Israel’s Environment


Educational Activities


Looking to the Future






Israeli Nature Poll

What is your favorite natural area of Israel?


"Spiritual renewal is effected through physical contraction."

- Ismar Schorsch

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