The Jewish Initiative for Animals supports innovative programs to turn Jewish values of compassion for animals into action and build Jewish American communities in the process.
We pursue this work through:
- Education: We collaborate with Jewish nonprofit organizations—camps, synagogues, youth groups, community centers, schools, college programs, and more—to produce educational resources that will spark inquiry into how Jewish values should interact with how we treat animals. We’re already partnering with nearly 65 national and local Jewish organizations and we’re only getting started!
- Ethical Food Policies: We empower Jewish institutions to create ethical food policies that will allow them to live their values and lay the groundwork for future national campaigns.
- Expert Consultation: We provide expert consultation to Jewish institutions that serve animal products to assist them in lowering meat consumption and finding higher—welfare sources. We’ll even help your Jewish institution set up new supply chains so that any animal products you serve truly represent your community’s values.
JIFA is an initiative of Farm Forward.
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