Here is a guest post from Alex Weissman, the Social Justice Coordinator Congregation Beth Simchat Torah in New York City. In this piece, he reflects on a call to action that has spread throughout the Jewish community worldwide — the Climate Healing Shabbat initiated by a coalition of progressive Rabbis worldwide and coordinated through the Shalom Center. What is striking about this Jewish perspective on the story of Noah and our current climate crisis, is that it runs parallel to powerful calls to action from dozens of other religious groups and sects. Please check out the 350 Interfaith Call to Action, and take action on October 24 with your mosque, temple, synagogue, church or other faith community you may be a part of — it’s not too late!
Want to chant a line of torah at our event? Contact Alex [email protected] and we’ll sign you up. For information about other Jewish 350 events around the world, visit http://www.theshalomcenter.org/node/1571