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My Route to Jewish Environmentalism

By COEJL Intern Courtney Cooperman For me, Judaism has always been synonymous with making a difference in the world. Even in preschool, I looked forward to partaking in creative projects for dozens of local organizations at my temple’s annual “Mitzvah … Read more »
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What You Need To Know: The Paris Agreement

Background: The Paris Agreement is… A plan for the reduction of greenhouse gases by the international community in order to limit global temperature rise and the impacts of climate change around the world. This Friday, April 22, in New York … Read more »
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COEJL Introduces Earth Justice Haggadah!

Passover is just around the corner and The Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life is proud to introduce this Earth Justice Haggadah. This Haggadah is a collaboration of the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL), the Religious … Read more »
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Jewish Community Lauds U.S. Green Climate Fund Contribution

Washington, D.C., Tuesday March 8, 2016 – Yesterday, the United States submitted its first 500 million dollar contribution to the Green Climate Fund. The Green Climate Fund resources – offered by  both developed and developing countries — will be used … Read more »
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Jewish-Latino Community Relations and Climate Change

Last month during Black History Month, Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL) Manager Liya Rechtman published an article in the Washington Jewish Week on why climate change was a racial justice issue. Focusing on climate change advocacy in … Read more »
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