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Mission and Vision

Our Vision

We envision a Jewish community that is committed to the protection and preservation of the Marine Environment.

We envision Jews involved at every level of national and international marine science and conservation organizations.

We envision Jews philanthropically supporting marine conservation and scientific efforts around the world.

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.

Our Mission

To raise awareness about the deep Jewish connection to the Sea, and the profound spiritual nature of water.


To generate meaningful and positive change for the endangered marine environment.


To encourage and teach more Jews to dive, sail, paddle, and swim, in order to appreciate the wonders of water above and below the surface. 

To instill in every Jew the recognition of the urgent moral imperative to protect the marine environment, and Repair the Sea. 

From The Founder, Rabbi Ed Rosenthal


The Saying is:

"As goes the Ocean, so goes the Planet."


The Reality is:

The Ocean is dying!

I say this, not as an environmentalist

(although I am one). 

I say this not as a marine scientist

(although I wish I was one). 

I say this as a Jew.

The Fact is:

When Jews get involved in an issue,

substantive change takes place.


Tikkun HaYam was created to raise awareness in the Jewish Community to the myriad threats facing the marine environment, and to the innumerable wonders of the Sea. 

What needs to happen now, is for Jews to get involved. 


With an environmentalist's approach to Tikkun Olam, I understand that we are partners with God in repairing the world, but if we don’t work NOW to Repair the Sea, the rest of the world doesn’t stand a chance. 

Water Torah
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