Big Bold Jewish Climate Fest 2022 Big Bold Jewish Climate Fest 2022

Youth Out Front

Monday, January 10, 2022

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Coming of Age in the time of Climate Crisis: Stories of Climate Grief and Resilience
Ruby Martinez
Ruby Martinez
Jewish Youth Climate Movement, Education Coordinator
Madeline Canfield
Madeline Canfield
Jewish Youth Climate Movement, Organizing Coordinator

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For Gen-Z, the climate crisis has become a major phenomenon looming intimately over our lives, and we have grown up learning to navigate this collective fear for the uncertainty of our future. Join leading youth activists across the climate movement as we share our perspectives on grief, resiliency, and hope through a series of curated personal narratives, poetry, art, and conversations, shedding light on our generational reality and how we heal together through story and action. 

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

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Campus Calling: Organizing for Climate Justice at the University Level
Bella Weksler
Bella Weksler
Jewish Youth Climate Movement, L'Dor V'Dor Amita/Fellow
Emily Cervenka
Emily Cervenka
Repair The World, Youth Climate Leaders, and M.Sc. Candidate at Queens University, Molecular Biology
Madeline Canfield
Madeline Canfield
Jewish Youth Climate Movement, Organizing Coordinator
Sumner Lewis
Sumner Lewis
Dayenu: A Jewish Call For Climate Action, National Organizer

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Most of us care about climate change - but are we taking meaningful action? Learn from current students at multiple universities who are building student-led groups to take climate action on- and off-campus. 

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

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Jewish Debt Forgiveness: Divesting our Communities during the Shmita Year
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Aliza Cotton
Jewish Youth Climate Movement, Jewish Culture and Ritual Co-Director
Sarah Gorbatov
Sarah Gorbatov
Jewish Youth Climate Movement, Education Director
Rabbi Isaiah Rothstein
Rabbi Isaiah Rothstein
Jewish Federations of North America, Rabbinic Scholar and Public Affairs Advisor

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As global climate actions turn towards pushing major financial institutions to divest from fossil fuels, we understand that a future-oriented towards climate justice requires a transformation of how we utilize money and monetary systems. To facilitate this transition, join youth leaders at the Jewish Youth Climate Movement and Torah scholars to draw from Jewish texts and teachings about the Shmita Year (the year of land restitution and debt forgiveness) in crafting our modern economic vision out of the prescient ideas of the Jewish past. 

Thursday, January 13, 2022

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Engaging Younger Demographics Through Climate Action
Aviva Paley
Aviva Paley
Beacon Nonprofit Consulting, Consultant
Rabbi Laura Rumpf
Rabbi Laura Rumpf
Jewish Family Service of Seattle, Jewish Educator, Previous Rabbi at Peninsula Temple Beth El
Ollie Benn
Ollie Benn
Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego, Director of Philanthropy and Social Impact

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Young adults today are universalists.  They care about issues and practical change and want to use their money, voice, and influence to improve the world. Climate action is an opportunity to engage young adults meaningfully in the Jewish community, marrying values and action. This session will provide context on the mindset and decision-making of this demographic, and feature case studies of Jewish engagement through climate and related justice issues.   

Friday, January 14, 2022

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Shabbat Celebration! Spirituality, Reflection, and Resilience
Rabbi Isaiah Rothstein
Rabbi Isaiah Rothstein
Jewish Federations of North America, Rabbinic Scholar and Public Affairs Advisor

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As we wrap up an incredible few days of learning and empowerment, JYCM, Batya Levine, and Aly Halpert invite you to join us in celebrating our Jewish resilience through the joy of stepping into Shabbat!  We will reflect on the teachings of the festival with the ancient teachings of Parshat Beshalach, centering youth kavanot, and rejoice in song and experimental prayer as we transition into the strengthening spirit of Shabbat.