going green

Hebrew Union College Going Green

Staff Writer
08/20/2014

Liz Piper-Goldberg, fifth-year rabbinical student at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), has been passionate about the environment since grade school. As a teenager, she encouraged members of her community to stop using incandescent light bulbs. For Piper-Goldberg, it was like a light bulb went off — a compact fluorescent light bulb, that is.

Vladimir Lapin, left, Rayna Green, Lilah Sugarman, Elana Rosen-Brown, Liz Piper-Goldberg, Rachel Rhodes and Danny Moss.

OU Amps Up Lobbying For Energy Discounts

Green subsidies for nonprofits, including schools, also part of group’s push in D.C., Albany.

07/03/2013
Assistant Managing Editor
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Parochial schools and other nonprofits should be entitled to the same discounted energy rates and subsidies as public schools, the Orthodox Union is arguing in Washington and in Albany.

Tamar Eisenstat of SAR Academy speaks at OU press conference advocating Energy Parity Act, joined by officials. OU photo

Not Easy Being Green

01/08/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

I’ve seen this look before. It’s the way my husband responds to news that I’ve planned a trip involving the New Jersey Turnpike. But that’s not my plan this time. 

Elicia Brown

A Green Jewish Portal

11/30/2010

Are you a Jewish environmental activist looking to join a community of like-minded individuals?

Or maybe you’re a Jewish educator searching for classroom activities that highlight the Jewish attitude toward protecting the environment?

Either way, you’ll find resources by logging onto Jewcology.com. The web portal for the global Jewish environmental community was launched this week by 19 Jewish environmentalists living in New York, California, Israel and beyond.

Evonne Marzouk: Jewish environmental world “ready to become more collaborative.”
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