“listening sessions” — Rabbi Daniel Swartz

Statement of Rabbi Daniel Swartz, President, Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light; Spiritual Leader, Temple Hesed of Scranton I live in an area where the scars from previous generations of coal-dependence are obvious and deep.  It’s been over 50 years since the last of mines in the Scranton area closed, and yet we are still suffering from … Continue reading “listening sessions” — Rabbi Daniel Swartz

Changing Our Climate: an Op-Ed by Rabbi Daniel Swartz

Our climate is changing – both literally and figuratively.  The list of weather events that may be linked to changes in the global climate is already long, and it keeps growing longer with each passing season.  Droughts, floods, record-breaking heat waves, fires, even monster snow storms are all signs that climate change is part of … Continue reading Changing Our Climate: an Op-Ed by Rabbi Daniel Swartz

Rabbi Swartz Article – “Trump: Justice for All?”

On April 22, 2016, PA IPL Board Member Rabbi Daniel Swartz had the following article published in The Times-Tribune. Trump: Justice for All? No one likes being treated unfairly. So it was no surprise when, on April 12, during a CNN town hall, Donald Trump complained about the Republican Party’s rules for selecting delegates: “I … Continue reading Rabbi Swartz Article – “Trump: Justice for All?”

Policy Happenings and News

Biden Administration Announcement Please find a statement from PA IPL here regarding the recent announcements by the Biden Administration regarding Climate Change and environmental policy. Coalition Letter: 100 Groups Across PA Oppose HB 637/SB 119, Support PA Joining RGGI PA IPL members please find the final coalition letter opposing HB 637 & SB 119. Thanks … Continue reading Policy Happenings and News

Laudato Si and the Sages

Five years ago, in advance of 5776, and following the September 2015 publication of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si (addressed to all people in advance of the United Nations meeting and the Climate March) Rabbi Daniel Swartz prepared a text study to use on Yom Kippur or any time through the year. … Continue reading Laudato Si and the Sages

Conference breakout workshop preview: Drawdown (Scranton)

Have you seen the amazing workshops that will be part of our February 9th conference? This is one of the breakout workshops planned for our Scranton location. Register now for the Scranton conference-The Long Journey: from Extracting the Past to Cultivating the Future. The Scranton conference will be at the IHM Center, 1512 University Ave., … Continue reading Conference breakout workshop preview: Drawdown (Scranton)