Jay Shofet at Or Zarua – 2/10 at 11am in New York, NY

“Society for Protecting Nature or Nature Protecting Society?”

A two-part talk by Jay Shofet, senior environmentalist with the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI), from the bimah, then after Kiddush. Jay will share why Israeli nature is so special, and how the healing power of nature is healing tens of thousands of Israelis reduce syptoms of anxiety, stress and trauma in the wake of the horrific events of October 7, and in the shadow of the ongoing war.

RSVP HERE for lunch so we can be sure to have enough food and enough seats!

Jay Shofet is a veteran environmentalist who oversees SPNI’s global resource development and international relations. Born and raised in New York, Jay lives in Tel Aviv, is married to best-selling cookbook author Adeena Sussman and has two children; his daughter Shani and family are currently internally displaced from their home on a northern border kibbutz.


Explore the greener side of the Holy City of Jerusalem.

Drezner Park

This month the Bird Club will visit the a large open area in north Tel-Aviv.

Sde Boker and Mitzpe Ramon

Get a vulture eye’s view of the fantastic Zin Canyon and the amazing Ramon Crater on this trip to the
Negev Desert.