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Support JCoOC’s Climate Justice Partner Initiatives

Support JCoOC’s Climate Justice Partner Initiatives

Become a member of Orange County's first Dayenu Circle

When we think about the climate crisis, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the scale of the challenge, and skeptical of our capacity as individuals to make a meaningful difference.

A Dayenu Circle can provide a center of gravity, enabling us to align Jewish values with the change we seek to make in the world. We can do this work together not only to take effective action to confront the climate crisis, but to sustain ourselves and our spirits as we act. Rooted in community and drawing on Jewish wisdom and experience supports us as we move from fear and anxiety to courageous action.

What is a Dayenu Circle and why would I want to be part of it?

 

Current and Upcoming Programs


 

Thursday, May 9th | 6:00-7:00pm
2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd in Newport Beach
Wildland-Urban Interface Climate Action Network
ELEMENTAL CLIMATE CONVERSATIONS: WATER

The Interfaith Climate Action Working Group invites all to atttend the first of four Elemental Climate Conversations focused on WATER's devastation by the climate crisis.
Rabbi Marcia Tilchin will be one of the presenters.
Reception following the program

RSVP HERE

“Climate: Air, Earth and Water” is on display at LBCAC through May 25. Photographers Jacques Garnier and Tom Lamb are joined by artist Roberto Salas in this special exhibition.

Click here to read Marrie Stone's Stu News Article
The Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center, located at 235 Forest Avenue in Laguna Beach, upstairs. Right next door to The Candy Baron

Check out their calendar at
www.LBCulturalArtsCenter.org

ORGANIZING TO KEEP OIL AND GAS OUT OF CA COMMUNITIES
In-person Kickstart Trainings: May 5 (SoCal) and 19 (NorCal)

DAYENU AND THE RAC-CA ARE ORGANIZING TWO GATHERINGS TO KICKSTART EFFORTS TO KEEP THE HEALTH AND SAFETY BUFFER ZONE.

We are galvanizing Jewish communities to educate people in their synagogues and social circles about the importance of keeping SB1137 a state law that saves lives and protects the environment when we vote in November of 2024.

Join JCoOC in Los Angeles on May 5th at Temple Israel of Hollywood. The Orange County Jewish Community must be a voice championing human welfare and climate justice.

REGISTER HERE

JCoOC is a proud member of Adamah’s Jewish Climate Leadership Coalition

 


 

“One generation goes and another generation comes; but the earth remains forever.” -Ecclesiastes 1:4

It is no accident that the Hebrew word for human (Adam) is derived from the Hebrew word for earth (Adamah). Living creatures are intertwined with the natural world in our entirety, as taught in Genesis 3:19: "By the sweat of your brow shall you get bread to eat, until you return to the ground from where you were taken. For dust you are, and to dust you shall return."
 
Showing reverence, love and care for the natural world is as important as showing respect for animals and other human beings. If we want to be honest about it, we could be doing better at all three - especially to our foundational mother (Earth)!
 
Global warming is the existential issue of our time.  Jewish environmental activists are working tirelessly and creatively to be proactive in helping people make necessary changes in lifestyle and working with state and federal policy makers to institute important legislation for environmental protections. The Jewish Collaborative is committed to nurturing a vibrant Jewish Earth Justice movement in Orange County.
 
We support the missions of courageous national organizations like Hazon, Dayenu, Wilderness Torah and Shamayim as well as local leaders like the Environmental Nature Center and the Ecology Center. Please click on the logos (below) to these organizations to learn more about how to get involved, and stay tuned to our broadening work as a Jewish voice and actor for environmental causes and protection.  
 
The time to act is NOW!
 

Resources:

       
 

LOCAL Environmental Stewardship Organizations:
(click on images to link to site)

      

 

Help JCoOC build OC’s first Dayenu Circle

What is a Dayenu Circle?

 

Sun, June 23 2024 17 Sivan 5784