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Sustainable Synagogues Initiative
Partnership with Conservative Leaders

GreenFaith, the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs, Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, and The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism have announced The Sustainable Synagogues Initiative, a partnership designed to educate and mobilize synagogues and members of the Conservative movement in North America on the environment.  Learn more about the Sustainable Synagogues Initiative>>

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Ground for Hope Education and Training Nov. 14-15
Dr. Larry Rasmussen Keynotes NJ Event
On Sunday, Nov. 14 and Monday, Nov. 15, GreenFaith is partnering with Drew Theological School in Madison and Watchung Avenue Presbyterian Church in North Plainfield to offer Ground for Hope – New Jersey, a religious-environmental leadership training conference. Learn more and register for Ground for Hope>>

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Meet Imam Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, author of The Green Deen

Imam Ibrahim Abdul-Matin recently published The Green Deen – What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet.  Join GreenFaith to meet Ibrahim on a special webinar on Wednesday, December 1 from 7:00 – 7:45 pm.  Learn and register for Green Deen>>

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Judaism and Environment Webinar Series – Nov. 18 Kickoff

The Judaism and the Environment Webinar Series – designed to educate and equip Jewish leaders for environmental action – begins on Thursday, Nov. 18, 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. ET with Getting Started on the Environment in your Synagogue.  On-line registration is available.  Judaism and the Environment is sponsored by GreenFaith, the Jewish National Fund, the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs, Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, and The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. Learn more and register for Judaism and the Environment>>

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GreenFaith, Ironbound Community Corporation Announce Settlement with Newark Incinerator

GreenFaith and the Ironbound Community Corporation (ICC) announced recently that they had reached settlement with Covanta – the owner and operator of a garbage incinerator – in a case involving air emissions violations at the incinerator, which is located in the densely populated Ironbound section of Newark, New Jersey.  The settlement will result in improved air pollution controls at the incinerator, and a substantial contribution to park space in the Ironbound. Learn more about incinerator>>

In this issue

  • Sustainable Synagogues Initiative
  • Ground for Hope Education and Training Nov. 14-15
  • Meet Imam Ibrahim Abdul-Matin
  • Judaism and Environment Webinar Series – Nov. 18 Kickoff
  • Settlement with Newark Incinerator
  • GreenFaith News Briefs

    GreenFaith’s Rabbi Lawrence Troster on CNN’s Faces of FaithGreenFaith’s Rabbi Lawrence Troster, GreenFaith’s Fellowship Director was featured today on a CNN’s Faces of Faith in a segment on religion and the environment.

    The show was filmed during the Temple of Understanding’s Interfaith Visionary Call To Action Conference on Sustainable Development on Tuesday, October 19 at The Pierre Hotel in New York City.  In addition to Rabbi Troster, the segment featured:

    • Karen Armstrong, a best-selling author and religion scholar
    • Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker, Senior Lecturer and Senior Scholar, Department of Religious Studies, Yale University
    • Ibrahim Abdil-Mu’id Ramey, Director, Human and Civil Rights Division, Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation.

    To view the segment, click here

    Temple Beth Rishon Saves Thousands, Wins GreenFaith Award

    The NJ Jewish Standard featured Temple Beth Rishon, the first synagogue in the GreenFaith Certification Program, and reported that TBR has saved thousands of dollars through energy conservation.  To read the full article, click here>>
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