Campaign Leadership

Campaign Leadership Committee

The Jewish Energy Covenant Campaign Leadership Committee inspires COEJL’s national participating organizations and their thousands of members to commit to this new way of thinking about Jewish environmentalism. Committee members were selected because of their ability to bring awareness to the campaign within established Jewish communal life and the fields of environmentalism and media. Their role is to lend their vision and expertise to the broader goal of imparting the moral and practical urgency for the Jewish community to address energy, environment, and security issues today. Drafting advisors, while not on the committee, helped the committee draft a leadership declaration on the Jewish environmental and energy imperative.

  1. Adam Berman, Founding Executive Director, Urban Adamah
  2. Heather Booth, President, Midwest Academy
  3. Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb, Rabbi, Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
  4. Rabbi Steve Gutow, CEO and President, Jewish Council for Public Affairs
  5. Evonne Marzouk, Executive Director and Founder, Canfei Nesharim
  6. Rabbi David Saperstein, Director and Counsel, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
  7. Nigel Savage, Executive Director and Founder, Hazon
  8. Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, Executive Vice President, The Rabbinical Assembly
  9. Jay Tcath, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
  10. Ari Wallach, Founder, Synthesis Corp.
  11. David Waskow, Director, Climate Change Program, Oxfam America
  12. Rabbi Eric Yoffie, President, Union for Reform Judaism

Additional Members of Declaration Working Group

  1. Richard T. Foltin, Director, National and Legislative Affairs, Office of Government and International Affairs, American Jewish Committee
  2. J.J. Goldberg, Editor-at-Large, The Jewish Daily Forward
  3. Rabbi Saul J. Berman, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies, Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University and Adjunct Professor, Columbia University School of Law
  4. Nathan J. Diament, Director of Public Policy, Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America

Declaration Drafter

  1. Dr. Leonard Fein

Sign the Covenant.