WL Sustainability: Being Environmentally Jewish

Sunday, November 5, 2023    
7:30 pm EST - 8:15 pm EST

[This Program is scheduled on Eastern Time Zone]

Please join us for our first environment workshop with Rabbi Margie Cella, WLCJ Educator, who will be leading a Torah Study. 

We will be exploring why care of the environment is a Jewish value. Rabbi Cella will discuss this through Torah study. Come and learn why we are commanded by God to care for our earth.

Zoom link will be sent upon registering.

Rabbi Margie Cella is a dynamic second-career rabbi. After retiring from a 30-year career as a high school mathematics teacher, she began her rabbinic studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. She received her ordination in 2019, along with an MA degree in Bible.

She also holds an MA degree from SUNY at Stony Brook and a BS degree from Hofstra University.

Rabbi Cella is a member of the Rabbinical Assembly of America, the New York Board of Rabbis, and the Suffolk Board of Rabbis, and the Jewish Speakers’ Bureau, as well as the New York State Retired United Teachers’ Association.  

She is currently the rabbi of the Jewish Center of the Moriches in Center Moriches, NY, as well as an educator for the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism. She previously served as interim rabbi for Congregation Agudas Israel in Newburgh, NY.

Rabbi Cella is a dynamic, inspirational teacher and speaker, and she enjoys sharing the teachings of Judaism with audiences of all ages. She is especially interested in text study, and has a special interest in all things related to Mathematics, including Gematria.

She also loves to travel and explore new places, and to take in Broadway shows.

Rabbi Cella’s first book, Hindsight is 2020: Torah Lessons from a Turbulent Time, is being published in November, 2023. It is a book of daily Torah commentaries chronicling the year from March, 2020 through March, 2021. The book is a reflection of her love of biblical exegesis, and her desire to inspire others to delve into the mysteries of the Torah. She is currently writing her second book, a personal memoir of her journey to Judaism and ultimately to the rabbinate.

She lives in Port Jefferson Station, NY, where she and her husband Raymond are surrounded by the love of their children and grandchildren.



Corinne Hammerschlag
Heddy Belman
WL Sustainability Co-Chairs

Registration is only open to WL members, you must log in (https://www.wlcjmembers.org/member_login.php) to register. If you need assistance, please contact the office (405) 870-1260.