EcoSynagogue becomes EcoJudaism!

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As a result of the success of EcoSynagogue, with now over 50 shuls signed up as registered communities taking the Environmental Audit, The Movement for Reform Judaism became the first movement to sign up to audit their organisation, and the Climate Action Working Group in the Board of Deputies have also agreed to audit the Board. There has been great interest from organisations and schools to join. So, EcoJudaism will include the whole Mishpocha!

EcoJudaism's first event at Cambridge Cottage, Kew Gardens, was facilitated by EcoJudaism Project Coordinator and WLS member, Angelina Doherty and Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg. Speakers were Tamara Finkelstein (Permanent Secretary, DEFRA), Malini Mehra (Chair at Institute for European Environmental Policy and Advisor to EcoPeace Middle East), and Jamie Peters  (Special Projects Lead at Friends of the Earth). But above all, the success of the morning was the audience participation of passionate and expert Jews from all denominations across the UK coming together to create pathways for the community on this urgent matter.


EcoSynagogue Environmental Audit Awards

On Sunday 12 June, a number of WLS Green Team members were delighted to attend the EcoSynagogue Environmental Audit Awards ceremony held in Cambridge Cottage at Kew Gardens. WLS won a Gold Award in November last year. Seb Levy and Charlotte Axelson collected the award in person (see pictures below). WLS member, Angelina Doherty, who works as Project Coordinator for EcoSynagogue helped organise the event and is pictured below with their EcoSynagogue Rabbinical Team and Board of Deputies Chief Executive, Michael Wegier.

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