This article includes interviews with three Jewish leaders who are active in earth stewardship. It includes an interview with Fred Scherlinder Dobb, chair of the Greater Washington Interfaith Power & Light. In the introduction to these interviews, Ezra Shanken writes:
“When God created the first human beings, God led them around the Garden of Eden and said: ‘Look at my works! See how beautiful they are – how excellent! For your sake I created them all. 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). With a start like this, one cannot help but believe that the Jewish community must be at the forefront of the green revolution – but are we? Here are thoughts about the Jewish environmental movement, and what all Jewish institutions can do if they wish to go from lagging to leading in this global endeavor, from three people leading the green charge.
E-Jewish Philanthropy December 12, 2010