Sustainable Synagogues

Improve your building's air quality!

Save money on utilities!

Please join us to learn more....




COVID-19 Indoor Air Quality Best Practices &

Utility Con$ervation Cost Reduction Action Steps for Houses of Worship


This program is offered on THURSDAY AFTERNOON, October 29 at 1:00pm EDT and repeated on MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 2 at 7:30pm EST.


Presented by Professor Curt M. Freedman, PE, CEM, CEA, LEED AP, Adjunct professor of Energy Management and Alternative Energy at Western New England University (Springfield, MA), a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), and a Registered Professional Engineer, will engage participants in the following:


·    An interactive discussion of best practices and Massachusetts standards for COVID building ventilation and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

·    A presentation of easily available Energy Conservation strategies and other cost reduction technologies

·    Suggestions for Mothballing buildings in whole or in part due to the pandemic in preparation for this winter


Participants are encouraged to submit in their registration any additional topics that they would like the speaker to address during the presentation.


A Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants during the week of this program.

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Jewish Climate Change Conference:

The Task Is Great, The Time Is Short

Sunday, March 24, 2019 12:30pm-7:30pm

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.

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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. 







JCAN Tech Study

May 7th

Temple Israel/Boston

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.