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Global Climate Shabbat/Yomtov Service
October 10 , 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sha’ar Communities and a partnership of synagogue partners are coming together for a Global Climate Shabbat/Yomtov service, joining in prayer in celebration of and in renewed commitment to the planet. The event marks Shemini Atzeret and the global launch of Countdown, a collaboration facilitated by the TED and Future Stewart Partners and described as “a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crises, turning ideas into action.” Sharing the virtual bimah will be Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann and Rabbi Deena Cowans of Mishkan Chicago, Rabbi Capers Funnye of Beth Shalom B’nei Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation in Chicago, Rabbi Arielle Lekach-Rosenberg of Shir Tikvah in Minneapolis, Reb Ezra Weinberg of NYC, Rabbi Jennie Rosenn of Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action, Rabbi Jessica Kate Meyer of The Kitchen in San Francisco, and Rabbi Adina Lewittes of Sha’ar in NY/NJ, together with their colleagues and congregants.