As part of JRF's ongoing Sustainable Synagogue Initiative, these sessions will focus on Jewish values and successful greening of synagogue life. Special focus on texts and traditions on religious and ecological consciousness and sustainable practices in ritual, programming and policy aspects of Jewish communal life, using alternative energies, and emerging best practices.
Below you will find a packet of texts to be used in the call in addition to the PowerPoint presentation that will be used and uploaded later, and a copy of the packet from the 2009 PEARL call on Sustainability.
To listen to a version of this presentation go to http://greenfaith.org/programs/denominational-partnerships/the-reconstructionist-jewish-movement
Fred Scherlinder Dobb has been the Rabbi of Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation since graduating from the RRC in 1997; in that time the synagogue has built an "EPA Energy Star Award" permanent home, doubled in membership, and maintained its creative and communal edge. Fred has also been the long-time Reconstructionist representative in the leadership of the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life, and recently received his Doctor of Ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary with a focus on greening congregations. A past President of the Washington Board of Rabbis, Fred is Moment Magazine's Reconstructionist "ask the" rabbi, and chair of Greater Washington Interfaith Power & Light, among other interfaith and communal roles.