Big Bold Jewish Climate Fest 2022 Big Bold Jewish Climate Fest 2022
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Next Generation Jewish Spiritual Leadership for the Era of Climate Crisis & Resilience


Rabbi Josh Weisman
Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, Senior Program Officer, and co-founder, Big Bold Jewish Climate Fest

Rabbi Josh Weisman is a co-founder of the Big Bold Jewish Climate Festival and JTree. He writes, speaks, and teaches on climate and Judaism. He is currently the Senior Program Officer at the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund in San Francisco. Prior to ordination at the pluralistic Rabbinical School of Hebrew College, he worked for 12 years primarily as a grassroots organizer in his native San Francisco Bay Area. 

Rabbi Laura Bellows
Dayenu: A Jewish Call For Climate Action, Incoming Director of Spiritual Activism and Education
Rabbi Shoshana Friedman
Dayenu: A Jewish Call For Climate Action, Rabbinic Ambassador
Rabbi Zelig Golden
Wilderness Torah, Co-Founder and Executive Director
Rabbi Mordechai Liebling
POWER, Pennsylvania’s Faith In Action affiliate, Interim Director of Organizing. Previously, Founding Director of Reconstructionist Rabbinical College’s Social Justice Track, where he designed and taught course on Rabbi as Environmental Activist.


How is this climate era changing what Jewish spiritual leadership looks like? What does Jewish spiritual leadership look like in a new reality defined by existential threats to humanity and the world? What does it mean to make Judaism radically relevant in an existential context?

In this discussion, moderated by seasoned Jewish social-environmental justice leader and teacher Rabbi Mordechai Liebling, early-career rabbis will explore these questions and the new kinds of roles that Jewish spiritual leaders are stepping into, including climate activist, prophetic voice, pastoral counselor, organizational change-maker, interfaith partner, and resilience visionary.