The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
With the High Holiday season now officially over, we’ve tasted sweet apples on Rosh Hashanah and thrown bread into the ocean on Yom Kippur; we’ve talked about food justice in the sukkah and prayed for rain on Shemini Atzeret; we’ve rolled our Torah scrolls back and begun again at B’reishit, reminded of our obligation to “till and tend” the earth.
Lech Lecha is this week’s Torah portion, in which God tells Abraham to leave his family and start anew and so do we go forward into the new Jewish year. What will we do this year differently than the last? How can we go forward both to improve congregations and Jewish communities and to engage more deeply as Jews in the world around us?
This year, pledge your congregation to join GreenFaith for Energy Shield certification. GreenFaith Certification is a comprehensive environmental program that empowers your community to transform into a religious leader for the climate justice. With processes that work, programs that will engage all corners of the community, over 200 free resources, one-on-one consultation, and networking with other faith communities, the Certification Program offers more than any other program for faith communities? in the country.
Join us on three consecutive Fridays from 10/31 to 11/14 at 12 p.m. ET and GreenFaith will walk you through the 13 most effective steps for energy conservation in a Jewish setting!
Register for the training series—register even if you can’t make all three webinars, and GreenFaith will send you the recordings. You will gain valuable tips, guidance, and resources to get you started on your energy conservation efforts before the winter weather arrives. Lech Lecha: let’s go forward towards a new, environmentally aware and energy efficient congregations this year.