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Climate Action Committee (CAC) Mission Statement

The mission of the CAC is to educate the community about the climate crisis in the context of Jewish tradition, teachings, and values and create opportunities for community engagement as well as personal and collective action.

Members of the Climate Action Committee

Leslie Cohen
Rachela Elias
Michelle Kraus
Rachel Landsberg
Leah Riegel
Anne Weisberg
Emma Yuan
Deborah Zerden


To learn more about the CAC or to volunteer for specific CAC projects, please email

Climate Divrei Torah

The CAC hosts climate action Shabbats at least twice a year, beginning with an Earth Day Shabbat in April, 2022. In addition, the Shomerei Ha'Adamah Circle meetings each include a short D’var Torah. Click here to see a sampling of these teachings.

CAC Tip of the Month

The CAC publishes a climate action tip of the month that coincides with the Jewish calendar. Click here for the tip of the month for Tevet.

Click here for an archive of previous tips of the month.

Placards and Other Resources

Each CAC-sponsored Shabbat has placards that are intended to educate and spark conversation. A sampling of the placards is coming soon.

In addition, you can find Shomerei Ha'Adamah Dayenu Circle resources and programming coming soon.

Upcoming Events

CLIMATE ACTION SHABBAT in honor of Tu B'Shevat
The Climate Action Committee is excited to announce that Jakir Manela*, the new CEO of Hazon, will be delivering the Shabbat morning drash at our upcoming Climate Action Shabbat on February 4th. In addition, you are invited to an oneg Shabbat on Friday night, February 3rd, from 8:15 to 9:45 pm at the home of the Riegel/Lang family - to get to know Jakir better and to celebrate Shabbat Shira.  Drop by for singing, shmoozing and snacks at this intergenerational gathering for teens, adults, and families and to learn more about Hazon, the Jewish Youth Climate Movement, the Jewish Climate Leadership Coalition, and more.

Please RSVP to Jordana at to receive the address for the oneg.

*Jakir Manela is the CEO of Hazon and Pearlstone.  From 2012-2022, Jakir was Pearlstone's Executive Director, helping it become recognized as one of the most innovative Jewish organizations in North America.  Today, Jakir is leading the new Hazon-Pearlstone entity into an exciting chapter of growth and impact. 

Tue, January 31 2023 9 Shevat 5783