Waves

Our mission is to share the spiritual wonders of water and the Sea from a Jewish perspective, and raise awareness and encourage action to address the many threats facing the Marine Environment.

We envision a world where the ocean is clean, where marine life is abundant and safe, and where the sanctity of the Sea is appreciated and protected.

"You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to desist from it."

- Rabbi Tarfon

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Rabbi Ed Rosenthal gives a Water Torah program for synagogues and Jewish Community Centers on the environment

Education

We teach water torah, ocean awareness, and scuba diving. Visit us in sunny Florida, or we'll come to your community in person or via

video conferencing.

Jewish community members waterfront cleanup for Reverse Tashlich

Action

We offer hands-on ocean restoration programs, such as Reverse Tashlich, beach cleanups, underwater debris removal, coral outplanting, fish abundance surveys, and more.

The Tikkun HaYam Repair the Sea Jewish community standing together

Connection

Our Tikkun HaYam Community is full of scientists, divers, students, fundraisers, and passionate land-lubbers. We provide a weekly newsletter, an online community, and sell recycled Judaica and products for a more

sustainable lifestyle.

"I don't speak because I have the power to speak.

I speak because I do not have the power to remain silent."

- Rav Kook

Our Programs

Map of International Reverse Tashlich teams

Reverse Tashlich

Our International Cleanup

For the last five years, Jewish communities around the world clean up their local environments as a new High Holidays Tradition. Join us on October 2, 2022.

Campus Program Director teaching Jewish Teens about the importance of water in the Jewish religion before doing a beach cleanup

Community Programs

Water Torah and More

We share the Jewish connection to the sea in person or online. We also certify scuba divers and ocean stewards. All programs are tailored to your community. 

Compostable Sustainable Cutlery for the Interfaith Environmental Partnership

Interfaith Environmental Partnership

Biodegradable Dinnerware

In partnership with VerTerra, we offer steep discounts on plates and cutlery made of palm leaves and scrap wood, that can break down in your backyard.

Scubi Jews from University of Miami and University of Central Florida scubadiving

Scubi Jew

Our College Club

In partnership with Hillels on college campuses, we offer scuba instruction, alternative breaks, Bal TashCleans, and Tikkun HaYam programs tailored to students.

A Mezuzah 3D printed out of 100% recycled waterbottles

Shop

Recycled Judaica and More

Our mezuzot are made in house out of recycled water bottles. Additionally, we sell bamboo cutlery, reusable water bottles,

re-Jews-able bags, and more.

Tikkun HaYam community leader runs a local marine conservation program

You

What Do You Want To Do?

Feel like planting coral in the Florida Keys? Would you like to learn how to clean up trash underwater?  Have a dream of your own? Let's make it a reality.

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