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Rev William J Barber II speaks to Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner and Rabbi Rick Jacobs in front of a Union for Reform Judaism banner

Racism is a form of idolatry, of self-worship that is immoral and is fundamentally against humanity and democracy. What we do in the Poor People's Campaign is to help people make the connection between interlocking injustices that threaten everybody’s security.

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
Smiling teen girl digging in the dirt next to a hand painted sign that says BROCCOLI in both Hebrew and English

As humanity recovers from this crisis, we have the opportunity to build a more sustainable, just society that promotes both our health and the health of our planet. 

Jamie Starr
A variety of cheeses spread out on a table

Jill Zenoff, a Jewish environmental educator and chef, won top prize at this year’s Cheesemonger Invitational. In advance of Shavuot, a dairy-heavy Jewish holiday, she talks about home cheesemaking and her favorite Shavuot recipe.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Pair of hands painted to resemble the Earth forming a heart

As we consider our responsibility to give the Earth a rest from the ongoing destruction we cause, sweeping proposals from Congress are part of that reckoning.

Aaron Torop

Here are some ways that you, as an individual, can engage in climate change mitigation.

    Joan Rachlin
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