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Support COEJL and Help Celebrate Nicolas Chesnick becoming Bar Mitzvah!

The Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL) is thrilled to help the Chesnick family as they celebrate Nicolas becoming Bar Mitzvah!  For Nicolas’ Mitzvah Project, he is helping raise funds for COEJL’s programs.  COEJL has worked for 25 … Read more »

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COEJL and its new director need you!

Dear COEJL supporters, First of all, a big thank you in advance, for you are one of the main reasons I agreed to take on the directorship of the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life. Over its nearly 25-year … Read more »

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We’ll Always Have Paris (?!) — Reflections of the Chair of COEJL upon the US withdrawal from the Paris Accord

We’ll Always Have Paris (Reflections of the Chair of COEJL upon the US withdrawal from the Paris Accord)      ** Yesterday, the U.S. government ensured massive suffering for our own descendants; consigned untold people and ecosystems to ruin; deepened … Read more »

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Resources for the 2017 People’s Climate Shabbat

Peoples’ Climate Shabbat — Resources For starters, see the comprehensive list of goings-on, resources, events around the People’s Climate March, and cosponsoring organizations — assembled by our friends at Interfaith Power & Light (MD.DC.NoVA) — at http://ipldmv.org/peoplesclimateshabbat.  There you’ll find an … Read more »

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Jewish Leaders Urge President to Preserve Bears Ears (EENews 4/19/17)

NATIONAL MONUMENTS Jewish leaders urge Trump to preserve Bears Ears Jennifer Yachnin, E&E News reporter (https://www.eenews.net) Published: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 A coalition of Jewish activists is the latest group to urge President Trump to retain the Bears Ears National … Read more »

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Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life Welcomes Administration’s Support for the Green Climate Fund

Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life Welcomes Administration’s Support for the Green Climate Fund January 20, 2017 The Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL), a program of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, joins the interfaith environmental … Read more »

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COEJL 2016 Highlights

What a year it’s been: from post-Paris promise, to Clean Power Plan setbacks; from WaterProtectors on Lakota land, to climate-change-fueled forest fires across Israel; from the election of a self-stated climate skeptic, to his admission of human involvement, to climate … Read more »

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Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life Applauds Administration for Halting Pipeline Construction, and Stands with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life Applauds Administration for Halting Pipeline Construction, and Stands with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe December 4, 2016   (New York, NY) – The Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL, the environmental … Read more »

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