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2 days till CAJE 33

Posted by melbray on August 6, 2008

Wow. CAJE 33 is almost here and tomorrow some people attending our Shabbat preconference will arrive. I’ve been here 2 days already and the weather is wonderful, the view is spectacular and the people are welcoming. We are working hard to make sure this will be an amazing conference for each of you.

I look forward to meeting you all.

נסיעה טובה

מל Mel


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CAJE 33 Is Almost Sold Out

Posted by Joel H. on July 14, 2008

The response to CAJE 33 has been so enthusiastic that we’re almost out of dorm rooms. If you haven’t signed up yet, or if you’re hoping a friend will join you, now’s the time. Go to to register. But don’t wait too long, because CAJE 33 housing is almost gone, and we cannot guarantee on-campus rooms after Sunday, July 20.

As in the past, we will continue to accept applications until the conference begins, and we hope we’ll have enough rooms for everyone, but this year, you might need to find a hotel if you don’t register soon. (Information about hotels is available from

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CAJE 33 T-Shirts

Posted by Joel H. on June 20, 2008

CAJE 33 T-shirtYes, that’s right. CAJE 33 T-shirts are already on sale! You can pre-order your T-shirt right now and have it waiting for you at the conference. Here’s how:

  1. Go to
  2. Press the “Register Now” button.
  3. Press the red link that says “Already Registered?”
  4. Enter your email and password. Press “Continue.”
  5. On the new screen press the button that reads “Finalize.”
  6. If you have followed along you will be looking at a photo of the shirt. Scroll down and select the size and quantity you want.

Order by July 4, 2008 to make sure the size you want is available.

Not going to be at CAJE? You can still get a shirt! Fill out this form and we’ll send you one.

CAJE 33 T-shirts are stylish, chic, and environmentally friendly.

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CAJE Goes Green

Posted by shomreiadamah on May 1, 2008

By Ellen Bernstein

Dear Friends,

For the first time in its 33-year history CAJE will offer an ECO-Track at its conference at the University of Vermont in Burlington.

We have put together a wonderful array of 59 sessions on Judaism and ecology, from the practical to the pleasurable to the sublime.

You’re invited to:

  • daven outdoors;
  • learn in the Eco beit midrash;
  • study with an array of 20 teachers who have been developing the field Judaism and ecology for over 20 years;
  • hike and bike in the beautiful Vermont countryside;
  • experience nature from a Jewish perspective;
  • to discover the world of Jewish farms and farming, and how to bring these practices to your classroom.

You’re invited to learn how to teach Jewish values by using nature’s classroom.

This is truly a unique opportunity. For the first time, 20 pioneers in the field of Judaism and ecology are joining together and volunteering their time and their expertise with the hopes of creating a sea change in the Jewish community and engaging Jews more deeply in ecological thinking and environmental concerns. We all believe that our tradition has much to offer the Environmental Movement, and we are eager to share our work with you.

So please join us this summer.

You don’t need to be a Jewish educator to love the CAJE conference. The Conference is for all of us who love learning and experiencing the joy of Jewish community.

We are particularly eager for people who have never been to CAJE to join us — especially those of you who may have a strong interest in environment, nature or the outdoors.

Scholarships are available to college students (apply through the Schusterman Fellowship program). And scholarships are available to adults (who need them) who plan on taking at least 10 sessions in the ECO-Track. College Credit is even available from Hebrew College for those who are taking at least 10 eco-track sessions and are interesting in getting academic credit.

Scholarships are on a first-come, first-served basis, so apply now!

To learn more and register, go to

Kol tuv,
Ellen Bernstein
Founder, Shomrei Adamah

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