The Jewish Initiative for Animals provides new ways for the Jewish community to bring its values of compassion for animals into practice and strengthen Jewish communities in the process.
אסור לאדם שיאכל קודם שיתן מאכל לבהמתו
It is forbidden to sit down to your own meal before you have fed your animals.
—Babylonian Talmud, Berachot 40a
כל המרחם על הבריות מרחמין עליו מן השמים
Anyone who is compassionate to creatures receives compassion from the heavens.
—Babylonian Talmud Shabbat 151b
Meet the trailblazing communities and cutting-edge organizations that are putting animals on the agenda!
We’re connecting Jewish heritage with America’s farming heritage to fight factory farming. We provide expert consultation to assist Jewish institutions in reducing meat consumption and building more ethical supply chains that get cruel, factory farmed animal products out of Jewish institutions.