From Marge Lazar and Karen Milstein
Judaism and Ecology
This section of the newsletter was established to bring attention to programs, organizations, books and webinars that address the climate crisis through a Jewish lens. We'd love to have your thoughts. If you would like to inform us of similar Jewish resources for saving the planet, feel free to contact Marge Lazar -firstname.lastname@example.org or Karen Milstein email@example.com
The San Juan Citizens Alliance advocates for clean air, pure water, and healthy lands – the foundations of resilient communities, ecosystems and economies in the San Juan Basin.
The San Juan Basin is a geologic structural basin located near the Four Corners region of the Southwestern United States. The basin covers 7,500 square miles and resides in northwestern New Mexico, southwestern Colorado, and parts of Utah and Arizona
We think the alliance is making a difference, and have included two links to information about the alliance. The first is a link to the main website. The second pertains to activities in New Mexico.
We can recommend some books. Ellen Bernstein (now Rabbi E. B.) published what we believe was the first book on Judaism and Ecology in 1992. Let the Earth Teach You Torah is set up as a self-study guide book. In 2005 her book The Splendor of Creation: A Biblical Ecology was published. It is a midrash on Genesis/Bereishit, told in a way that is personal, engaging, and informative.