You Can Help

  • Set up a public viewing of Jonathan Safran Foer’s video ‘If This Is Kosher …’ at your school, JCC, or synagogue.
  • Arrange for a guest speaker to conduct a synagogue, youth group, or adult education program on Judaism, animals, and vegetarianism. Contact us if you need help locating an appropriate Jewish educator or rabbi.
  • Give a dvar Torah (a talk about Torah/Judaism) at Shabbat services, and speak up for animals.
  • Host a program about Judaism and animals or eco-kashrut for your synagogue’s youth group—make it an annual event.
  • Suggest making a donation to an animal charity in Israel or in your local community when your synagogue is giving tzedakah (charity). Remember to support only cruelty-free health charities.
  • Write an article for your synagogue newsletter or local Jewish newspaper about the connections between a Jewish holiday and vegetarianism. Check out this page for holiday-specific advice.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind