Who Can Help Me?
You can find out about support and resources from the Coalition on the
Environment and Jewish Life. Their website, www.coejl.org, offers the
following information about their organization.
Mission: COEJL deepens the Jewish community’s commitment to the
stewardship of creation and mobilizes the resources of Jewish life and learning
to protect the Earth and all its inhabitants.
To advance its mission, COEJL:
- partners with the full spectrum of national Jewish organizations to
integrate Jewish values of environmental stewardship into Jewish life
- works with synagogues and other local Jewish organizations to bring
Jewish environmental education, ecologically-conscious Jewish observance,
and opportunities for environmental action to Jewish families and
- supports rabbis, educators, and Jewish scholars to develop and distribute
materials that express diverse Jewish perspectives on environmental issues
- brings a Jewish vision and voice to environmental justice and all other
aspects of sustainability, and advocates on behalf of the Jewish community
- activates Jewish institutions, local COEJL programs, and individuals
(both affiliated with organized Judaism and unaffiliated) in support of
environmental protection efforts
- participates in inter-religious and civic coalitions to protect the
environment, public health, and our common future.