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Jewish Prayer in a Time of Eco-Crisis

Jewish Prayer in a Time of Eco-Crisis
Thursday, February 19
At 2:30 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Rabbi Josh Jacobs-Velde


In the present context of ecological crisis we need to take every opportunity our tradition offers to bring ecological awareness to everyday Jewish ritual. In this session, we’ll explore how to deepen our ecological awareness through the text of the Friday night kiddush as well as the weekday amidah. With some light reconstructing, these texts can become powerful anchors and aids in our greater work for ecological healing and tikkun olam.

Rabbi Josh Jacobs-Velde is the rabbi and co-founder of ZMANIM (, an organization that cultivates multi-generational Jewish community in West Sonoma County, exploring and celebrating connections between Judaism and the natural world. He graduated from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2009.