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Greening Reform Judaism

Greening Reform Judaism

One generation goes and another generation comes; but the Earth remains forever. (Kohelet 1:4)

Greening Reform Judaism endeavors to promote environmental awareness, integrating Jewish values, learning and actions that promote sh'mirat ha-adamah - protection and renewal of the world.

Earth Day

The RAC is covering tuition for up to 100 Reform congregations to enroll in GreenFaith professional development, which will guide congregations to become leaders in sustainable practices and spiritual approaches to environmental values. Enroll today

When we travel, we can help build a more just, sustainable world, avoiding travel choices that tread heavily on our environment and our fellow human beings. Learn about the impact travel has on others and the world around us and help us all make more just travel choices.

URJ Camps and Congregations Go Green!

Check out all the innovative ways URJ Camps and congregations are going green. From bringing trees in to the sanctuary to planting community gardens, this interesting and instructive slide show will give you myriad ways to green your community!

Just Table, Green Table

At the 2009 Biennial, Rabbi Yoffie called for a commitment to ethical eating, asking synagogue leaders to "carefully, thoughtfully, Jewishly" formulate new eating guidelines for their communities. Download resources and program guides for developing new food policies, planting community gardens, and educating membership about righteous, healthy eating.

  • Green Table, Just Table program bank

Greening Reform Judaism: Green News

  • Repair the World: Kick the Water Bottle Habit
    Did you know that 80 million disposable water bottles are used each day...in the United States alone? Learn more about plastic water bottles and help your congregation kick the disposable bottle habit with this downloadable flyer, created by Andy Amend and Sheila Newman of Am Shalom in Glencoe, IL.

  • GreenFaith Publishes Waste Audit
    You've heard of energy audits. Now imagine the same process for your trash. Waste audits give you a snapshot of what you're throwing out so that you can reduce your "waste stream."
  • Rules of Engagement: Greening Jewish Institutions
    On E-Jewish Philanthropy, Ezra S. Shanken talks to experts who are "leading the green charge."
  • Greening the URJ Camps
    The URJ's thirteen camps are deeply engaged in environmental education and programming. Learn about the innovative Camps Greening Initiative.
  • Energy Covenant Campaign Pledge
    The Union is working with COEJL to bring Jews across North American together to work toward a better future, focusing on the common goals of a healthy environment, green jobs and a secure energy future through action, education and a personal pledge that we urge you to take.
  • JNF/ARZA GoNeutral Synagogue Affiliate Program
    Join the Affiliate Program today to help the environment and support Israel. JNF and ARZA will provide your congregation with ample material to help you offset carbon emissions.
  • Houses of God Go Green
    ​A profile of religious groups' greening efforts. (The Washington Times)