Courtney Cooperman

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Courtney Cooperman (she/her) is a 2020-2021 Eisendrath Legislative Assistant at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. She grew up in Short Hills, N.J., as a member of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun.

Environmental Injustice and the Legacy of Redlining

Courtney Cooperman
August 11, 2021
Although Judaism frames our responsibility to care for the planet in forward-looking terms, our commitment to environmental protection requires that we look backwards, too. This Earth Day, we must consider the connection between historic injustices, who bears the burdens of environmental harm, and solutions to correct these injustices.

From Pain to Purpose: Mourning for the Earth on Tishah B’Av

Courtney Cooperman
July 6, 2021
On Tishah B’Av, as we grieve for the Earth and the countless lives lost to climate change, we must also harness our power to limit the scale of future tragedy. Even as we feel the effects of climate change in our daily lives, we still have the chance to stave off worst-case scenarios.