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The Mishnah teaches that there are four New Years: one for the trees, one for kings, one for tithing, and one for the years. Rosh HaShanah, the New Year of years, marks the anniversary of the creation of the world. As we engage in the holy work of t’shuvah, repentance, and self-reflection on our actions, we turn our thoughts to the environment and our role as the stewards of God’s Creation.

Our Jewish tradition teaches the importance of caring for the environment, for we must act as partners with God in preserving His creation. Read More



Program Ideas on the Environment

Calculate Your Carbon Footprint

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High Holy Days Programs: Environmental Stewardship

Elul as Environmental Awareness Month

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Since Rosh HaShanah celebrates the birthday of creation, Elul is an excellent time to reflect on our progress as stewards of creation and protectors of the environment.

Green TShuvah

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Encourage congregants to perform personal assessments of their impact on the environment.

Greening Your Synagogue

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Implement methods to improve the sustainability of all activity related to the grounds and buildings of synagogues.

Neighborhood Clean-Up

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Engage congregants in an act of tikkun olam with a group clean-up of a neighborhood locale.

Tashlich for a Just City

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An alternative Tashlich service that raises awareness of injustice and inequality.
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