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Sunday, January 20 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
What's Jewish about Saving the World? Why and How to Weave Faith-Based Practices Into Your Environmentalism and Vice Versa

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We are living in a time of tremendous urgency and opportunity - a time calling for rapid social transformation with respect to our relationship with the Earth. How can Judaism help achieve that? Our faith teaches that limits and boundaries protect the sacred. It offers opportunities for community-wide reflection and celebration. And it brings us together into groups whose express purpose is to be counter-cultural, asserting our own values in place of those received from the broader society. Its reach extends across national boundaries, and from generation to generation. It is meant to preserve us as "a people," and possibly "as people." In this session, we will look at the practices our tradition offers that can shape our lives toward harmony with Creation. You will come away with concrete goals for forming a group within your community or friendship circle to adopt these practices and make them real by living them. We need this perspective urgently if we are to confront the deep challenge of passing down the world we have been blessed to inherit to even one more generation.

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Deirdre Gabbay

Director, Shmita Project Northwest
Deirdre Gabbay is the founder and director of the Shmita Project Northwest. She is a member of Congregation Beth Shalom in Seattle, and a member of Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power & Light's board of directors. She founded Ahavat v’Avodat HaAdamah, “Love and Service... Read More →

Sunday January 20, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm PST

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