POSTPONED. BRYN MAWR: an Interfaith Tu b’Shevat Seder for EVERYONE

Image provided by Rabbi Yitzhak Nates
Image provided by Rabbi Yitzhak Nates

POSTPONED due to forecast (church building will be closed).  Will be rescheduled.  Date TBA.

A rooted, creative, mystical, musical, Jewish and environmental Holy Day (the New Year of the Trees) will be held at the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church (map and address below).

Have a light dinner beforehand, then come to enjoy and learn about Jewish mysticism, and about how we can together walk a bit more lightly on our planet.  Fruits, nuts, and a bissel of cake will be part of the seder (service).

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Click the image to download the PDF flier. Share with your congregation and your neighbors!

Rabbi Yitz encourages interested folks to be in touch in advance!  Send any sorts of questions —or email him about any way you might like to participate.  Musicians that would like to join are most welcome (Cantor Daniella is a collaborative music leader!), or people may share (in advance) any “green” songs,  from their faith traditions or beyond. 

If possible, let us know that you’ll join us,** so we can be sure to have plenty of food to share.   Free-will offerings will be gratefully accepted.

Cosponsored by PA Interfaith Power & Light and the Main Line Jewish Community Derech HaLev, and hosted by Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church

*We’ll plan for people to be able to leave by 8:30, but if there is lots of energy and interest to continue, some folks may stay on just a bit longer.

**RSVP to info@paipl.org.   We will send a single reminder email with indoor directions to the room we’ll be in to everyone who RSVPs.  Both our shopping list and our meeting room choice depends on about how many people will join in, but we don’t want RSVPs to keep any last-minute joiners away!

Philadelphia PA IPL: local monthly meeting

The Philadelphia cluster of PA IPL is very active and plans workshops, services, and works in coalition with many other groups bringing faith voices to climate justice and clean energy future efforts, and climate justice voices to faith work. Their monthly meetings alternate between Mondays and Tuesdays at 7:00 PM and are open to everyone. Particular meetings may focus either on planning or on a particular program.

The group meets at Summit Presbyterian Church in Mt. Airy.
Monday 1/11
Monday 2/8
Tuesday 3/8
Monday 4/11
Tuesday 5/10
Tuesday 6/14

Philadelphia PA IPL: local monthly meeting

The Philadelphia cluster of PA IPL is very active and plans workshops, services, and works in coalition with many other groups bringing faith voices to climate justice and clean energy future efforts, and climate justice voices to faith work. Their monthly meetings alternate between Mondays and Tuesdays at 7:00 PM and are open to everyone. Particular meetings may focus either on planning or on a particular program.

The group meets at Summit Presbyterian Church in Mt. Airy.
Tuesday 12/8
Monday 1/11
Monday 2/8
Tuesday 3/8
Monday 4/11
Tuesday 5/10
Tuesday 6/14

film series (Philadelphia): Groundswell Rising—Protecting our Children’s Air and Water

This film gives voice to ordinary folks engaged in a David and goliath struggle against Big Oil and Gas.  We meet parents, scientists, doctors, farmers, and individuals across the political spectrum decrying the energy extraction process known as fracking that puts profits over people.  This provocative documentary tracks a grassroots movement exposing dangers to clean air, water, and civil rights.

Film length: 70 min
Website with trailer and testimonials: Groundswell Rising: Protecting our Children’s Air and Water

Screen Shot 2015-11-13 at 3.40.53 PMFilm series spearheaded by the Climate Action Team at St. Martin in the Fields; host venues vary!

This film hosted by P’Nai Or congregation at Summit Presbyterian Church

Protecting Creation: A Jewish Response to Climate Change

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.

12:45……………………….Registration opens
1:15-3:15…………………Speakers Panel
1:15-3:15…………………Children’s Programming
3:30-4:30…………………Workshops

Light refreshments will be served.

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Speaker Panel:

  • 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.

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Workshops

  • 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

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Film Series (Philadelphia): The Wisdom to Survive

This documentary accepts the consensus of scientists that climate change has already arrived, and asks “What is keeping us from action?”  The film explores how unlimited growth and greed are destroying the life support system of the planet, the social fabric of the society, and the lives of billions of people.

Film length: 56 min
Website with trailer: The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community
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Film series spearheaded by the Climate Action Team at St. Martin in the Fields; host venues vary!