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Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb Elected New Chair of COEJL

August 11, 2014; Washington, DC – In a move that will bolster the Jewish community’s commitment to the environment, the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL) elected eco-Judaism activist and leader Rabbi Fred ScherlinderDobb as new chair of … Read more »
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St. Louis: Make a Difference in Your Home & House of Worship

On Thursday evening July 31, close to 140 people attended the event “Make a Difference: Environmental Action for your Home & House of Worship” at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park. The event, co-sponsored by JCRC’s Jewish Environmental Initiative … Read more »
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch: We must speak with one voice about climate change

July 29, 2014 – The people who suffer from climate change are often overshadowed by images of polar bears and vanishing ice caps in the public psyche. Their faces can be found, not in the Arctic and not off in … Read more »
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St. Louis: Environmental Action for your Synagogue

July 29, 2014; St. Louis – This Thursday, the Jewish Environmental Initiative (JEI) a committee of the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis along with Missouri Interfaith Power and Light and the U.S. Green Building Council will co-host an … Read more »
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Climate change threatens national security

July 5, 2014; Pittsburgh – Climate change is an accelerating threat to national security. That’s the finding of … Read more »
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