2676 Clairmont Rd NE
Atlanta, GA, 30329
Date(s) - 02/07/2014
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
A Jewish Response to Climate Change – Bet Haverim welcomes Rabbi Moti Rieber to Erev Shabbat services
On Friday, February 7, Congregation Bet Haverim welcomes Reconstructionist Rabbi Moti Rieber to speak about “A Jewish Response to Climate Change” during its Erev Shabbat service. Rabbi Rieber is the director of Kansas Interfaith Power and Light and a long-time activist on peace, social justice, and environmental issues, as well as the rabbi of the Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation. He will be Atlanta as the keynote speaker of the Georgia Interfaith Power and Light 8th Annual GIPPY awards on February 6.
In 2003, CBH became the first Georgia synagogue to join the Interfaith Power and Light movement, which seeks to reduce the threat of climate change by spreading energy saving practices and the use of green power. The congregation was honored in 2004 with a Creation Care Award from the National Religious Partnership on the Environment, and in 2006 with the Light award at the 1st annual GIPPY awards. Jewish participation in Georgia Interfaith Power and Light has steadily grown, to the extent that about a dozen Atlanta synagogues are founding a GIPL-inspired Energy Conservation Committee for the Jewish community.