2nd Jewish Climate Change Conference: The Time is Short, the Task is Great

This half-day conference brings the Jewish community together to explore surmounting challenges and mobilizing communities to act. Learn actions for individuals and congregations to take on the path forward in the coming years. Build connections. Learn from and with experts and leaders. Themes include: Sustainable Synagogues, Systemic Change Advocacy, Spirituality and Psychology, Food and Ecosystems, The Arts, Food Making, and Path for the Next 12 Years. A plenary session on "How Do We Engage Our Congregations in Climate Action?" will equip us to move forward.

Sunday, March 24    12:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Temple Reyim
1860 Washington Street
Newton, MA

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Team Discount Available – Limited Time Only!

Working towards resiliency, both physical and spiritual, requires teamwork, a community. We each need to bring our own skills and wisdom. Think about it as Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences – people have different kinds of strengths, different kinds of intelligence, different gifts. Or think about the 12 Tribes of Israel – each one was different from the others and played a different role in the community. However you think about it, fighting climate change and working toward resilient communities takes teamwork. And it takes all of us. That's why we're inviting YOUR synagogue to send a TEAM to the Second Jewish Climate Change Conference: The Time is Short, The Task is Great. Between now and March 20, five people from the same synagogue can come for the price of four. To get this discount, email Thea at theaiberall@yahoo.com

Partners for this conference are the    Synagogue Council of MA   ,   Beantown Jewish Gardens ,   LimmudBoston    ,    and    Temple Reyim    .    It is also supported in part by a grant from the    New England Grassroots Environment     Fun    d   .

Partners for this conference are the Synagogue Council of MA, Beantown Jewish Gardens, LimmudBoston, and Temple Reyim. It is also supported in part by a grant from the New England Grassroots Environment Fund.

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Who should come? Rabbis, Educators, Lay leaders, Green team members, Social action committee members, Building committee members, Finance committee members, Artists, musicians, poets, Cooks and chefs, Teens, College students, Anyone else concerned

There are workshops for everyone, and a delicious meal to top it off at the end of the day!

TICKET INFORMATION

$27.00 Early Early Bird (until February 10)
$36.00 Early Bird
$45.00 Pre-Conference (after March 10)
$54.00 At Door
$10.00 Child or Student
Adult Dinner (Registration is closed)
Child Dinner (Registration is closed)

No one will be turned away for financial reasons. Please contact jewishclimateaction@gmail.com

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Hotel Information

Get a Great Hotel Deal, Erase Your Carbon Footprint For Free

JCAN is partnering with TripZero to provide attendee-only hotel deals and erase the carbon footprint created by travel to the Jewish Climate Change Conference. The exclusive hotel rate is $99 at the Hotel Indigo, not far from Temple Reyim; must book by March 15th. For more information, click here. Note: all conference attendees are welcome to click and use the TripZero carbon offset (no matter how you are traveling or from where).

Erase Your Carbon Footprint

JCAN is partnering with TripZero so that attendance at this conference does not contribute to the carbon in the atmosphere. Doesn’t matter if you are flying, driving, or taking public transportation. All conference attendees are welcome to go here and click on “Erase My Footprint”. t

VENDOR COSTS INFORMATION

  • If the levels below do not work for your organization for whatever reason, please reach out to JCAN for other possible options, jewishclimateaction@gmail.com. For example, if you would like to be a sponsor and don’t want a table, let us know.

Local Non-Profits

  • $0.00 Resiliency Resource - Must spread word of the conference to their members & networks. All vendors receive a chair & part of a table; names & contacts of willing conference participants (provide opt-out option for participants)

  • $36.00 Sustainability Sponsor - As above, logo on screen during conference; full table.

  • $90.00 Climate Activist - As above; 1 free registration; logo on website

National Non-Profits

  • $54.00 Resiliency Resource - Must spread word of the conference to their members & networks. All vendors receive a chair & half a table; names & contacts of willing conference participants (provide opt-out option for participants); logo on screen

  • $104.00 Sustainability Sponsor - As above, logo on website; full table; 1 free registration

  • $180.00 Climate Activist - As above, full table; link from logo on website; 2 free registrations, 1 dinner

For Profits

  • $180.00 Resiliency Resource - Logo on screen during conference. full table. 1 free registration

  • $270.00 Sustainability Sponsor - Logo online before/after conference; 1 free registration

  • $360.00 Climate Activist - 2 free registrations; list of conference participants;

  • $900.00 Solution Sustainer - 2 dinners; link from logo to company’s website; logo on publicity fliers;

  • $1800.00 Climate Catalyst - Announcement from the podium during the conference; 3 conference passes, 3 dinners

    To be a vendor, sign up here. Questions? Send email to jewishclimateaction@gmail.com

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Great Sessions

We have a great lineup of sessions and session leaders for the conference. Themes include advocacy, eco-food systems, coping with climate change, education, finances, food and waste, sustainable synagogues, and much more. See schedule above. Our conference is attracting teens and youth, for which a special workshop is provided.

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Vendors and Networking

Participants will have time to talk with non-profit and for-profit vendors in the exhibit hall in order to learn about community resources, activities, environmental justice opportunities, and Jewish organizations. Get ideas for sustainable solutions, find out what else you can do.

Help get the word out

Do you know other people who care about the environment and would benefit from the information shared at this conference? Can you help spread the word? Here is an 8 1/2x11 conference poster you can put up at your synagogue, public library, favorite coffeehouse, JCC, or gym. Here is an 11x14 conference poster.

Madeline Hirschland. Founder and Chair, Solarize Indiana.

Madeline Hirschland. Founder and Chair, Solarize Indiana.

Plenary Talk

Madeline Hirschland shifted from her poverty alleviation work in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East (Gates Foundation, Save the Children, USAID, World Bank) to motivating individuals and congregations to take climate action. She co-founded Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light, which now has a statewide presence; founded Solarize Indiana, which increased residential solar in Indiana by 20% in six months. Her plenary talk is entitled “How Do We Engage Our Communities in Climate Action?” While many people understand that climate change is real, largely human-caused and a grave threat, translating this awareness into congregational or other community action can be challenging. How can we surmount the challenges and mobilize our communities to act? Drawing on research, success stories and our own experience, this participatory session will equip us to move our congregations forward.  

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Vegan Dinner & Closing Plenary

The conference will end with a vegan dinner prepared by local chefs and conference participants. Sign up for the Food-Making session if you are interested in learning about vegan meal planning and preparation. During dinner, the closing plenary will include talks by leaders in the climate community including Mindy S. Lubber (Ceres), Leora Mallach (Beantown Jewish Gardens), and others. Singing and fun too!

Mindy Lubber, CEO and President of Ceres, a sustainability nonprofit organization working with influential investors and companies to build leadership

Mindy Lubber, CEO and President of Ceres, a sustainability nonprofit organization working with influential investors and companies to build leadership