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COEJL in Philly

On Wednesday January 21st, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, through the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL), and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Philadelphia convened a meeting of over a dozen Jewish organizations in Philadelphia to discuss ways better coordinate and deepen the Jewish community’s engagement in confronting climate change.  Attendees included representatives from The Shalom Center, the  Philadelphia Jewish Climate Action Network, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Hazon/Jewish Farm School,  the Sierra Club, Interfaith Power & Light, Interfaith Moral Action on Climate (IMAC), and Rabbis from several local synagogues.  The meeting focused on local environmental issues, potential partnerships, and ways to increase expand educational and advocacy opportunities. Through the JCRC, the group will re-convene again in 6 weeks to continue this discussion and begin planning for a coordinated community wide-event highlight environmental issues. 

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