One generation goes and another generation comes; but the Earth remains forever. (Kohelet 1:4)
Greening Reform Judaism endeavors to
promote an awareness of environmental considerations and
environmentally responsible acts by integrating Jewish values, learning
and actions that promote sh'mirat ha-adamah - protection and renewal of the world.
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!
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.
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.
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.