Sustainable Synagogues

Jewish Climate Change Conference:

The Task Is Great, The Time Is Short

Mar 24, 2019 12:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Temple Reyim, 1860 Washington St, Auburndale, MA 02466, USA

This half-day conference brings the Jewish community together to explore surmounting challenges and mobilizing communities to act. Learn actions for individuals and congregations to take on the path forward in the coming years. Build connections. Learn from and with experts and leaders. Themes include: Sustainable Synagogues, Systemic Change Advocacy, Spirituality and Psychology, Food and Ecosystems, The Arts, Food Making, and Path for the Next 12 Years. A plenary session on "How Do We Engage Our Congregations in Climate Action?" will equip us to move forward.

Creating Sustainable Synagogues
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Learned from representatives of:

Ganei Beantown: Beantown Jewish Gardens: Experiential food and agriculture programs rooted in Jewish text, tradition and culture.

Jewish Climate Action Network: Mobilizing Jewish communities to take leadership in responding to the climate crisis by offering education, resources, and substantial and challenging programs, including the "JCAN Bentshmarking Campaign" and "JCAN Tech Study."

Organic TorahIntegrating ancient Jewish wisdom as a leading-edge voice in contemporary efforts to create a healthier, more sustainable, prosperous and just world.

Gained resources to:

  • Reduce carbon footprint while reducing energy costs;

  • Infuse your holiday programming with experiential food and agriculture components;

  • Join regional community wide food and agriculture programming;

  • Develop a synagogue garden;

  • Address your institution's sustainability in a holistic manner; and

  • See and be able to express how deeply Jewish sources resonate with a greening agenda. 

Tech Study

May 7th at Temple Israel/Boston

Jewish Climate Action Network (JCAN) 

A rare opportunity for synagogue building overseers to learn and plan for deep energy/carbon-emissions cuts and $ savings. JCAN has assembled top building energy efficiency experts to help you plan.

1-2 representatives may register per congregation -- Please share with your managers, building committees, boards, and administrators and encourage their attendance.

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