Jewish Communities Support People’s Climate Shabbat
Join Jewish communities in support of the People’s Climate March, on Saturday April 29th, 3 Iyyar 5777, the 18th day of the Omer.
As our communities begin our journey through the Omer, from Pesach to Shavuot, and from freedom to responsibility, join us to speak out for a world safe from the ravages of climate change – a world with good jobs, clean air, and safe communities for everyone.
Want to register your Jewish community to participate, either by marching or at home? Sign up here!
People’s Climate March
Some of us will march together in DC that day, as part of a strong faith contingent, alongside justice groups and environmental organizations, in the People’s Climate March: peoplesclimate.org
– Join the Facebook event
– Download handouts for engaging your Jewish community in the march.
– Download bulletin inserts designed to be distributed by congregations within driving distance of DC on Earth Day weekend services: bit.ly/pcmbulletins
– Stay tuned for more information about Jewish participation in the faith contingent at the march.
– Coming from out of town? Need walkable Shabbat accommodations? Sign up for hospitality.
– For ride information, we’ll link to the bus information compiled at PeoplesClimate.org as soon as it is available.
Support Jewish Climate Organizing for 4/29 … and beyond!
Will you help build the Jewish climate movement by:
– making a tax-deductible donation to support our work or by
– donating your stocks or mutual funds that are invested in fossil fuels?
Jewish People’s Climate Events in DC and Maryland
Pearlstone Jewish Climate Advocacy Days
Wednesday, April 26–Thursday, April 27
Pearlstone Center, 5425 Mt. Gilead Rd, Reisterstown MD
Includes lobby meetings on Capitol Hill in DC, in collaboration with Interfaith Power & Light affiliates
Climate Action Shabbat Services, Dinner, Panel
Friday, April 28th at 6 pm
Adas Israel Congregation, 2850 Quebec St NW DC [Cleveland Park Metro]
Pre-registration and payment for dinner required. Organized by Adas Israel Climate Action Team & Interfaith Power & Light DMV.
Post-Climate March Open House and Optional Dinner
Saturday, April 29th, 4-7 pm
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St NW [Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro]
After a long day of marching, come back to Sixth & I for some food, drink, singing, and great conversation. Take a load off and debrief experiences at the day’s Climate March during seudat shlishit, the traditional Shabbat third meal. Register here.
Marchers are also welcome to attend Shabbat services at the following congregations:
– Adat Shalom, 8:00 pm Kabbalat Shabbat services
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda, MD
– Tikkun Leil Shabbat, 6:45 pm services, 8:15ish pm Potluck Vegetarian Dinner
15th St. Presbyterian building, 1701 15th St NW [Red line: Dupont Circle; Green/Yellow lines: U Street Metro]
Others of us will stand in solidarity with the marchers by raising up climate justice where we are, delighting in a People’s Climate Shabbat that proclaims the goodness of all Creation and affirms our responsibility to till and to guard it.
Resources for connecting the parsha and the omer to climate action
Canfei Nesharim’s divrei torah on Tazria and Metzorah
Hazon’s reflections on Omer Week Two from Rabbi Brent Spodek, Rabbi Zac Kamenetz
Prayer for the Earth, by Rabbi Katy Z. Allen
Resources for raising up climate justice on Shabbat in Jewish communities
Prayer as if the Earth Really Matters, by Rabbi Arthur Waskow
Slowing Down: Shabbat and Environmental Awareness from Canfei Nesharim
Praying for a Sustainable World, from Canfei Nesharim
From Torah Aura, for grades 7 and 8: A Jewish Response to Climate Change
From the Shalom Center, for teens: Elijah’s Covenant Climate Change Curriculum
Recording of a webinar for Jewish clergy on talking about climate change in our congregations
Jewish organizations endorsing the People’s Climate Shabbat
(as of 3/29/2017)
To sign up your organization, fill out the registration form here.
The Adat Shalom Klezmer Workshop (Bethesda, MD)
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation (Bethesda, MD)
Am Kolel (Montgomery County, MD)
American Jewish World Service
Am Kolel Jewish Renewal Community (Bethesda, MD)
Ansche Chesed (New York City, NY)
Aytzim: Ecological Judaism (New York, NY)
B’nai Jeshurun (New York, NY)
The Boston Synagogue (Boston, MA)
The City Congregation for Humanistic Secular Judiasm (New York, NY)
Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life
East Midwood Jewish Center (Brooklyn, NY)
Greater New York Labor Religion Coalition (New York, NY)
Hazon (New York, NY)
Jewish Climate Action Network (Boston, MA)
Jewish Climate Action Network-NYC (New York City, NY)
The Kehillah (Bronx, NY)
Kehila Chadasha (Bethesda, MD)
Mechon Hadar (New York, NY)
Pearlstone Center (Reisterstown, MD)
Philadelphia Jewish Voice (Phildelphia, PA)
The Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore (Plandome, NY)
Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism
Repair the World NYC (New York, NY)
Shir Ha Yam (San Diego, CA)
Temple Beth David (Westwood, MA)
Temple Emanuel (Kensington, MD)
Temple Sinai of Massapequa (Massapequa, NY)
Temple Sinai (Washington, DC)
Connect with Jewish People’s Climate March & Shabbat Organizing in Your Community
Local Jewish organizing efforts are underway in many communities.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be connected to these volunteers or to be added to this list:
California – Los Angeles: Steve Fox
California – San Francisco: Deborah Newbrun
California – Silicon Valley: Marianna Grossman
DC: Joelle Novey email@example.com
Florida: Scott Lewis
Illinois – Chicago: Group in formation
Maryland – Baltimore: Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin
Maryland – Bethesda: Howard Ungar
Maryland – Columbia: Daniel Kirk-Davidoff
Massachusetts – Boston: Rabbi Katy Z. Allen
Missouri – St. Louis: Fawn Chapel
New Jersey: Paul Kaufman
New York – Brooklyn: Murray Lantner
New York – Buffalo: Joseph Morris
New York – New York: Hody Nemes firstname.lastname@example.org
New York – Riverdale: Marti Michael email@example.com
New York – Westchester County: Marti Michael firstname.lastname@example.org
Ohio: Group in formation
Oregon – Eugene: Rabbi Jacob Siegel
Pennsylvania – Philadelphia: Rabbi Nathan Martin, Rabbi Arthur Waskow
Pennsylvania – Westchester County: Rabbi Larry Troster