6 2015

12:45 pm JFGP/CRC Protecting Creation: Responding to Climate Change

1:00PM - 4:30PM  

Temple Adath Israel
For carpooling from the Lehigh Valley, contact John Brown - 250 N. Highland Avenue
Merion Station, PA 19066

Contact Beth Razin
(215) 832-0536

Jewish tradition teaches us to protect the Earth for future generations. As Jews, we are obligated to deepen our commitment to stewardship and protecting the Earth through outreach, activism, and Jewish learning.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Jewish Community Relations Council invites you to join us at Temple Adath Israel for Protecting Creation: A Jewish Response to Climate Change, a seminar in which our speakers will discuss the politics, science, national security concerns, and social implications of climate change.

The staff from Please Touch museum will be on hand to lead fun, interactive environmental education sessions for children in grades K-5 parallel to the Speaker Panel.

12:45……………………...Registration opens

1:15-3:15…………………Speakers Panel
1:15-3:15…………………Children’s Programming


$10 per adult, $5 per child.
Light refreshments will be served.

Speaker Panel:
Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin
Rabbi Cardin is the director of the Baltimore Jewish Environmental Network (BJEN) at the Pearlstone Conference and Retreat Center. She has also served as general consultant to the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life.

Rear Admiral David W. Titley, United States Navy (Retired)
Dr. Titley is a nationally known expert in the field of climate, the Arctic, and national security, and is Founding Director of the Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk at Penn State University.

Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome
Dr. White-Newsome is a Federal Policy Analyst for WE ACT for Environmental Justice. She coordinates the national Environmental Justice Leadership Forum on Climate Change as well as co-chairing the Urban Air Toxins Workgroup for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Act Advisory Committee.

Workshops (Choose 1):
Practical Ways to Take Action on the Environment (Penn Environment)

Working with Diverse Partners in the Environmental Movement (Gary Lytle, Sierra Club Beyond Coal Philadelphia)

Deep Ecology: Connecting With All Life (Lynne Iser, founder of

Creatively Engaging Your Congregation in Addressing the Climate Crisis (Rabbi Malkah Binah Klein, Co-Chair, PA Interfaith Power & Light, Philadelphia Group)

Understanding that Protecting the Environment is a Halachic Obligation (Dr. Saundra Sterling Epstein, nationally recognized Jewish educator on Halacha and environmental responsibility)

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Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia