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WL Sustainability

The Environmental Sustainability Committee:

The function of this committee is to educate Sisterhoods/Affiliates on the importance and relevance of preserving the environment. This will be done through Jewish text and values and a series of interactive zoom workshops There are also plans for a major sustainability program, in which members of this committee, in conjunction with other members of the Conservative/Masorti movement, will focus on how to save our earth’s resources. This committed group of organizations will work to ensure that, individually and collectively, we are saving our planet for future generations, L’Dor V’dor. More details will come in the future, so please look for them in Women’s League weekly publications. Also, should you have anyone who would like to join our committee, please send their names to us. This committee will function for at least seven years working on a major project that will begin this year, the “Shmitah” year. This project will focus on one topic every year of the seven as a way of understanding the role of sustainability in our world. Topics will include in-depth water, energy, and earth study. These topics will be paired with action items for you to doi with your Sisterhood/Affiliates or Synagogue.

Environment Co-Chairs:

Corinne Hammerschlag, Corinneh@rogers.com

Lymor Wasserman, Mrswass@gmail.com

 

Dates to Remember:

March 29, 2022, 7:30 PM ET – Sustainability Kickoff – Come learn about sustainability and the reasons we are commanded to make the world a better place for generations to come. View your Seder through this special lens.

To view recording, CLICK HERE.

 

 

 

June 16, 2022 7:30 PM ET – “Shmitah: If I’m not a farmer, why should I care?” – Come learn what you can do to make the shmitah year meaningful for you. Let’s bring this tradition to life even though we eat strawberries in January and peas in April.

To view recording, CLICK HERE.

 

 

 

 September 8, 2022 8:00 PM ET – Water Pollution – Come learn what the different types of water pollution are and what we can do to help our communities. Practice incorporating “Reverse Tashlich” into your High Holiday observance.

To view recording, CLICK HERE.

 

 

 

 

December 8, 2022 – Protecting our Sea life – Come learn about ocean currents, their effect on sea life and learn how sea life’s health affects our health!

 

March 16, 2023 – Ocean Degradation – Come learn about Marine Pollution and its effects on climate, economic health and coastal pollution. A special tie into the splitting of the Red Sea is not to be missed! Caring for and sustaining the earth are innately Jewish values which Women’s League is very proud to be adopting and perpetuating; we want you to join us on this journey!