Meet-ups around the USA to organize Jewish action on climate

Action Description: 

Boston, MA
Who:  Rabbi Arthur Waskow and Boston-area eco-Jewish activists

What: Discussion related to The Shalom Center‘s work to prevent the climate crisis from becoming a climate catastrophe, and instead move toward creating a planetary Beloved Community.
           Our conversation will especially explore why the Jewish community is lagging behind some other liberal religious communities on public advocacy about moving away from fossil fuels, and how to energize Jews to do that.
           Reb Arthur will report on The Shalom Center’s public activism rooted in the Earth-related origins and meanings of the Jewish festival cycle, and on our Move Our Money/Protect Our Planet (MOM/POP) campaign.
           Light nosherei will be available, and some Shalom Center books and CD’s will be available for inscription and purchase.

When: Sunday March 30, 4 to 6 pm

Where: Boston Synagogue, 55 Martha Rd, Boston, MA 02114.


Chevy Chase, MD
Who: Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Cherie Brown, & Rabbi David Shneyer

What: Bringing Jewish Values to Face the Climate Crisis, a set of workshops on how American Jews can engage in preventing the climate crisis from turning into climate disaster, and instead strengthen and heal our planet as an intertwined community of life. Nosherei available

When: Sunday afternoon, April 6, 2:30  pm to 6 pm,

Where: Temple Shalom, 8401 Grubb Road, Chevy Chase, MD

Registration: The workshop fee is $36 until March 21, and $45 thereafter till April 2. Registration closes April 2, so that we know how many people will be present. To register, please click to

Sponsored by: The Shalom Center, National Coalition-Building Institute, Am Kolel, & Kehila Chadasha

Philadelphia, PA
Who: The Shalom Center, Philadelphia Chapter of Interfaith Power & Light, and folk of many religious, spiritual, and ethical communities.

What: Non-violent spiritually-based action to demand:

       ·       railroad shipments of explosive Bakken Shale oil end,

       ·       Philadelphia Energy Solutions invest in job-creating wind and solar, and

       ·       the City of Philadelphia take precautionary measures against the danger of a explosion.

When:  Thursday, April 10, Noon-1 pm

Where: Philadelphia Energy Solutions offices, 1735 Market St, Philadelphia, PA

Falls Village, CT
Who:  Co-leaders Reb Arthur & Nili Simhai, founder of Teva Learning Alliance.

What: “The Prophetic Voice: Healing the Earth as a Jewish Spiritual Practice.”
This laboratory will explore how Jewish eco-activists could work in the “Four Worlds” of reality (spiritual, intellectual, emotional/ ethical, and physical), drawing on Jewish thought and practice to help move the world away from climate catastrophe and toward a world of just, shared, and sustainable abundance.

When: August 11-15

Where: Hazon/ Isabella Freedman retreat center in Connecticut


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