Without earth, there is no rain, and without rain, the earth cannot endure, and without either, humanity cannot exist. – B’reshit (Genesis) Rabbah 13:3
Our earth needs us more than ever. We are bombarded with suggestions: reduce, reuse, recycle. It is hard to connect to all of the avenues that can aid our ailing planet. The Nevei Kodesh Green team has been working to find ways to make a direct difference in our shul and community. Our upcoming Shabbat Service, led by Rav Sarah Bracha Gershuny, will do just that.
On March 1, we will daven and honor our earth by celebrating our effort to “green” our Shul. Nevei Kodesh will be dedicating our newly installed Solar Panels and celebrating receiving the Hazon Seal of Sustainability as part of our Friday Shabbat services. The service will include a talk by Howard Branz of the Green Team who will share ways you can “green up” your life.
Prior to the service, from 6:15 to 7:00 pm, the Nevei Kodesh Green Team is also hosting an energy/climate fair where we will meet with non-profits working to combat climate change and also get information about reducing your own carbon footprint. We will have an opportunity to visit the tables both before and after services, so arrive as early as 6:15 pm for the 7:00 pm Shabbat Service. There will be an Oneg and more of the energy/climate fair after the service. All events will be at our shul, 1925 Glenwood Drive, Boulder 80304.
Repairing happens in community. May none of us leave the earth or each other to fend for themself.
See to it that you do not spoil and destroy My world; for if you do, there will be no one else to repair it. – Midrash Kohelet Rabbah, 1 on Ecclesiastes 7:13