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It’s easy to feel hopeless and alone when thinking about climate change. I get it. It’s also true that we are obligated to take action. We learn in Genesis, the first book in the Torah, that we humans are responsible for tilling and tending God’s creation. None of us can do it alone, though, hence this group. We may not be doing much “tilling” now that winter is upon us but the opportunities for “tending” are abundant.

I believe that climate change is the most significant issue locally, nationally and globally, and that as Jews we must act. When I realized the potential impact of climate change a number of years ago, I vowed to do whatever I could. Thinking about my adult kids, I did not want to look back one day and wish that I had done more.

Should we create a Dayenu Circle, aligning ourselves with the national group, “Dayenu : A Jewish Call to Climate Action,” which focuses on national issues and actions? Or should we focus on our homes and educate the congregation about all the truly green products that are available (as opposed to the ones that claim to be but aren’t)? Do we want to choose a local issue to work on, in Mount Zion’s neighborhood or in the state? What’s happening with Mount Zion’s previous work on going solar, and are there other things at Mount Zion we want to look at? How about aligning with other local synagogues that are engaging in climate work? What about planning a Climate Day for Mount Zion in the spring, on a Sunday when Religious School is in session? Let’s decide together. We will meet once a month (on Zoom for the time being).

Upcoming Group Events

    Caring for Creation: A Jewish Call to Hope and Action for the Climate small group

    Sun December 19 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Jewish Call to Climate Action focuses on national issues and actions. Or should we focus on our homes and educate the congregation about all the truly green products that are available (as opposed to the ones that claim to be but aren’t)? Do we want to choose a local issue to work on, in Mount Zion’s neighborhood or in the state? What’s happening with Mount Zion’s previous work on going solar, and are there other things at Mount Zion we want to look at? How about aligning with other local synagogues that are engaging in climate work? What about planning a Climate Day for Mount Zion in the spring, on a Sunday when Religious School is in session?
    Let’s decide together.

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