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Sunday, November 10 • 9:30am - 10:15am
The Time is Short, The Task is Great: Jewish Responses to Climate Change

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As scientists around the world have told us, we are in a state of climate emergency. The earth is calling out to us and Jewish tradition demands that we answer, as individuals and as a community. In this panel, three leading thinkers and activists from the Jewish environmental movement will discuss the crucial importance of a Jewish voice in this struggle, explain how the Toronto and North American Jewish community is currently responding to this crisis, and outline ways in which participants can act as Jews and as allies with other religious groups, to truly become “Shomrei Adamah”, guardians of the earth.

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Risa Alyson Cooper

Risa Alyson Cooper is Executive Director of Shoresh, a co-founder of Bela Farm, and the winner of the Covenant Foundation’s Pomegranate Prize for exceptionalism in Jewish Education. 
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Andrea Most

Andrea Most is Professor of American Literature, Environmental Studies, and Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto. Her work breaks down divisions between scholarship and public life, research and teaching, mind and body, nature and culture. Prof. Most teaches experiential courses... Read More →

Sunday November 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:15am EST