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The Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL) has a spring internship opening!

We are looking for an intern with an aptitude communications, editing, and/or strategic advocacy. This position is flexible and could be tailored to individual interests. An intern could work between 10-30 hours per week. This internship is unpaid and could … Read more »
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Rabbis, Cantors, and Jewish Community Leaders Advocate for Clean Water

Washington, D.C., November 19, 2015 – Yesterday, Jewish leaders from four states joined with environmental, health, and small business leaders to speak to their representatives about the importance of clean water as a Jewish value. Rabbi Darah Lerner from Congregation … Read more »
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COEJL Manager Liya Rechtman To Attend UNFCCC

Washington, D.C., November 10, 2015 – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) and its Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life initiative (COEJL) are proud to announce that COEJL Manager Liya Rechtman will be travelling to Paris for the … Read more »
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COEJL Starts Jewish Discussion on Environmental Financial Advocacy

The fossil fuel divestment movement is a growing. More major universities, endowments, and faith denominations,are choosing to move their money out of coal and oil industries. They see the move as a commitment to mitigating climate change with their dollars … Read more »
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COEJL joins Interfaith Dialogue on Pope Francis’ Climate Encyclical

Unlike previous encyclicals Laudate Si is unique call to action addressing not just the Catholics but all of mankind to act mindfully of how we care for our common home. This past weekend, COEJL Manager Liya Rechtman participated in a … Read more »
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