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Sunday, January 14 • 4:15pm - 5:30pm
What Have You Got for Me, Judaism? A Guide for Environmentalists Looking to Connect Judaism with Advocacy

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Judaism is rich with themes and instructions that directly speak to our relationship with the earth. Our religious calendar, which includes the little-known Shmita cycle, is likewise rooted in earthly cycles, opening up further chambers of the religious imagination in which to gestate a vision of “the world to come.” Leave this session wanting to learn more about the beautiful teachings of our faith, with an awareness of what's going on in the interfaith environmental community in the Pacific Northwest, and with connections that will enable you to become leaders in the Pacific Northwest and in your own community.

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Deirdre Gabbay

Deirdre Gabbay is a member of Congregation Beth Shalom, where she helped start the group Ahavat v'Avodat HaAdamah, which means "love and service of the earth," a Jewish-based environmental group that strives to deepen understanding of Judaism's teachings with respect to the land, engages in direct actions such as tree planting and maintaining a large food garden through which we support the JFS food bank, and undertakes political advocacy. Deirdre has given numerous divrei Torah interpreting the environmental messages found in Hebrew scripture for Jewish and interfaith audiences. She is author of the blog... Read More →


Sunday January 14, 2018 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Cromwell (South)