Jewish communities formally count each day starting on the second night of Pesach — our retelling of exodus from slavery in Egypt — for the seven weeks until Shavuot — a celebration of receiving the Torah. This counting, called S’firat haOmer, recalls an agricultural practice of bringing sheaves of barley — each unit an “omer” — as Temple offerings.
Even as our routines and customary activities have been upended, the natural world is blooming. We’re offering this year’s #ClimateOmer Calendar — created to guide Jewish communities in both appreciating the abundance in our natural world, and in journeying together to responsibility for our damaged climate — as an invitation to stay spiritually grounded through Pesach and into the month ahead.
Special thanks to Noa Gordon-Guterman and Rabbi Rain Zohav, Executive Director of Jews of the Earth for helping create this resource!