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Protecting Creation: A Jewish Response to Climate Change
December 6, 2015 @ 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM$10
Sunday, December 6, 2015 24 Kislev 5776
adults $10 children $5 REGISTER
Temple Adath Israel, Merion Station, Philadelphia. Map below.
Jewish tradition teaches us to protect the Earth for future generations. As Jews, we are obligated to depen our commitment to stewardship and protecting the Earth through outreach, activism, and Jewish learning. Our speakers will discuss the politics, science, national security concerns, and social implications of climate change.
The Please Touch museum will be leading fun, interactive environmental ecucation sessions for children in grades K-5 parallel to the Speaker Panel.
Light refreshments will be served.
- Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin
Rabbi Cardin is the director of the Baltimore Jewish Environmental Network (BJEN) at he Pearlstone Conference and Retreat Center. She has also served as general consultant to the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life.
- Rear Admiral David W. Titley, United States Navy (Retired)
Dr. Titely is a nationally known expert in the field of climate, the Arctic, and national security, and is Founding Director of the Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk at Penn State University.
- Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome
Dr. White-Newsome is a Federal Policy Analyst for WE ACT for Environmental Justice. She coordinates the ntioal Environmental Justice Leadership Forum on climate Change as well as co-chairing the Urban Air Toxins Workgroup for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Act Advisory Committee.
- Practical Ways to Take Action on the Environment (Penn Environment)
- Working with Diverse Partners in the Environmental Movement (Gary Lytle, Sierra Club Beyond Coal Philadelphia)
- Deep Ecology: Connecting With All Life (Lynne Iser, founder of Elder-Activists.org)
- Creatively Engaging Your Congregation in Addressing the Climate Crisis (Rabbi Malkah Binah Klein, Co-Chair, PA Interfaith Power & Light, Philadelphia Group)
- Understanding that Protecting the Environment is a Halachic Obligation (Dr. Saundra Sterling Epstein, nationally recognized Jewish educator on Halacha and environmental responsibility)
PA IPL is pleased to be a co-sponsor of this event, organized and presented by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Full list of co-sponsors on the event page