Judaism and the environment

ContributedWEST HARFORD – What’s happening Jewishly when it comes to energy independence and our planet? Why is Judaism inherently a “green” religion?

Beth El Temple of West Hartford will host a Tu B’Shevat-themed weekend on Saturday, Jan. 15 and Sunday, Jan. 16, to explore the connections between Judaism and the environment. The event is co-sponsored by the Men’s Club and Sisterhood, as well as the T’Green Olam committee, which focuses on energy conservation, environmental awareness, and “greening” the synagogue and the community..

Sybil Sanchez, director of the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL), is one of two featured speakers at Beth El Temple’s Tu B’Shevat Weekend on Judaism and the environment. Sanchez will give an overview of the textual and conceptual basis for Jewish environmentalism and will discuss COEJL’s ongoing policy work and its Jewish Energy Covenant campaign.

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