Jewish Advocacy Day for the Environment
Pearlstone Center, in partnership with Hazon and Interfaith Power and Light, will host a Jewish Advocacy Day for the Environment (JADE) May 8, 2018
Be part of a strategy session with with leaders from Jewish groups, environmental and hunger-relief groups, and policy experts to discuss how we can more decisively bring the Jewish voice to critical policy debates on food and hunger, the environment and the climate. The outcome will be twofold:
- Identify a short list of critical causes most important to the Jewish community shared by the environmental and hunger-relief communities.
- Develop ways for these groups to work in closer coordination, augmenting the respective goals of the each group.
The Jewish community cares deeply about issues of food and hunger, and the environment. While the Jewish community makes up less than 2% of the U.S. population, approximately 80-85% of Jews vote in national elections. Jews care deeply, and they vote. Many Jewish and faith organizations are already working on sustainability, ecology, and hunger issues in communities across the country and in our nation’s capitol. There is a powerful opportunity for our voices to join together.
With major efforts underway in 2018 on food, hunger and conservation in the Farm Bill, and with climate change issues, including Governor Jerry Brown’s Climate Summit, the time is ripe for the Jewish community to make our values heard in these upcoming debates.
There are national environmental and conservation organizations, hunger relief organizations, as well as interfaith organizations that can help inform the Jewish community of important issues; and provide opportunities for us to accomplish their goals of a healthier and more sustainable environment for all. At the same time, we can inform these groups of the issues that are core Jewish beliefs to help them align their efforts with these values.
Pearlstone Center will host the strategy session on May 8th in Reisterstown, Maryland.
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM Lunch and introductions
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Facilitated discussion
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Optional walk/tour of Pearlstone
Registration is closed at this time.