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Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Environment

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Environment

Snowballs Aside: Climate Change Update
Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

This past week Senator Inhofe, the chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, brought a snowball to the Senate floor to demonstrate that climate change was not real. As Jews, we believe in the importance of caring for our earth and passing it on from generation to generation as we pass on our tradition. […]

Lighting Our Lamps With Oil
Posted on Friday February 27, 2015

“You shall further instruct the Israelites to bring you clear oil of beaten olives for lighting, for kindling lamps regularly” reads the first sentence of this week’s Torah portion, Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20). While immersed in teaching high school students at NFTY Convention and during L’Taken Social Justice Seminars about the connection between Judaism and environmentalism, […]

Education, Action, and Advocacy at NFTY Convention 2015!
Posted on Wednesday February 25, 2015

Last week I joined the Religious Action Center’s programming team at NFTY Convention 2015 in Atlanta, GA to help lead a social justice track. The students in our track participated in two days of activities, first together focusing broadly on the impact of combining education, action, and advocacy in a campaign, and then splitting up […]

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Climate Change

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Climate Change

Snowballs Aside: Climate Change Update
Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

This past week Senator Inhofe, the chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, brought a snowball to the Senate floor to demonstrate that climate change was not real. As Jews, we believe in the importance of caring for our earth and passing it on from generation to generation as we pass on our tradition. […]

Lighting Our Lamps With Oil
Posted on Friday February 27, 2015

“You shall further instruct the Israelites to bring you clear oil of beaten olives for lighting, for kindling lamps regularly” reads the first sentence of this week’s Torah portion, Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20). While immersed in teaching high school students at NFTY Convention and during L’Taken Social Justice Seminars about the connection between Judaism and environmentalism, […]

Education, Action, and Advocacy at NFTY Convention 2015!
Posted on Wednesday February 25, 2015

Last week I joined the Religious Action Center’s programming team at NFTY Convention 2015 in Atlanta, GA to help lead a social justice track. The students in our track participated in two days of activities, first together focusing broadly on the impact of combining education, action, and advocacy in a campaign, and then splitting up […]

This Passover: A Season of Justice for the Environment
Posted on Friday February 20, 2015

Passover is my favorite time of year. More than exchanging presents on Hanukkah or blowing shofar by on the beaches of the Atlantic on Rosh Hashanah (my family’s tradition), Passover is when I am most able to connect with my family and my own Jewish values. While the extended meal and Seder lend themselves easily […]

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