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Greening Reform Judaism

Greening Reform Judaism

One generation goes and another generation comes; but the Earth remains forever. (Kohelet 1:4)

Greening Reform Judaism endeavors to promote environmental awareness, integrating Jewish values, learning and actions that promote sh'mirat ha-adamah - protection and renewal of the world.

Greening Reform Judaism

The RAC is covering tuition for up to 20 Reform congregations to enroll in the GreenFaith Energy Shield Program, which will guide congregations to become leaders in sustainable practices and spiritual approaches to environmental values. Enroll today!

URJ Camps and Congregations Go Green!

Check out all the innovative ways URJ Camps and congregations are going green. From bringing trees in to the sanctuary to planting community gardens, this interesting and instructive slide show will give you myriad ways to green your community!

At the 2009 Biennial, Rabbi Yoffie called for a commitment to ethical eating, asking synagogue leaders to "carefully, thoughtfully, Jewishly" formulate new eating guidelines for their communities. Visit the Program Bank for developing new food policies, planting community gardens, and educating membership about righteous, healthy eating.

Greening Reform Judaism: Green News
  • Repair the World: Kick the Water Bottle Habit
    Did you know that 80 million disposable water bottles are used each day...in the United States alone? Learn more about plastic water bottles and help your congregation kick the disposable bottle habit with this downloadable flyer, created by Andy Amend and Sheila Newman of Am Shalom in Glencoe, IL.

  • GreenFaith Publishes Waste Audit
    You've heard of energy audits. Now imagine the same process for your trash. Waste audits give you a snapshot of what you're throwing out so that you can reduce your "waste stream."
  • Rules of Engagement: Greening Jewish Institutions
    On E-Jewish Philanthropy, Ezra S. Shanken talks to experts who are "leading the green charge."
  • Greening the URJ Camps
    The URJ's thirteen camps are deeply engaged in environmental education and programming. Learn about the innovative Camps Greening Initiative.
  • JNF/ARZA GoNeutral Synagogue Affiliate Program
    Join the Affiliate Program today to help the environment and support Israel. JNF and ARZA will provide your congregation with ample material to help you offset carbon emissions.
  • Houses of God Go Green
    ​A profile of religious groups' greening efforts. (The Washington Times)