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Green Torah Wisdom: Becoming a Jewish Environmentalist
Lawrence Troster, Rabbinic Scholar-in-Residence of GreenFaith
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The global environmental crisis is real and, posits Rabbi Lawrence Troster, Judaism holds the key to living a life in balance with the natural world.
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DATE POSTED:  06-04-2014 MORE ABOUT THE TALK

The global environmental crisis is real and, posits Rabbi Lawrence Troster, Judaism holds the key to living a life in balance with the natural world. His concept of "Green Torah Wisdom," outlined in this talk, combines environmental and social responsibility with core elements of Jewish tradition, bringing a deeper consciousness to our everyday lives.

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The global environmental crisis is real and, posits Rabbi Lawrence Troster, Judaism holds the key to living a life in balance with the natural world.
ABOUT THE TALK

The global environmental crisis is real and, posits Rabbi Lawrence Troster, Judaism holds the key to living a life in balance with the natural world. His concept of "Green Torah Wisdom," outlined in this talk, combines environmental and social responsibility with core elements of Jewish tradition, bringing a deeper consciousness to our everyday lives.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Lawrence Troster is the Rabbinic Scholar-in-Residence and the former director of Fellowship Program of GreenFaith the interfaith environmental coalition in New Jersey. He is the author of Mekor Hayyim: A Source Book on Water and Judaism (United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, 2012) and of the chapter on Jewish environment ethics in The Observant Life: The Wisdom of Conservative Judaism for Contemporary Jews, (The Rabbinical Assembly, 2012).  Rabbi Troster has been the Rabbinic Advisor for Hazon and Rabbinic Fellow for the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL). He received his B.A. from the University of Toronto and his M.A. and rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary. He has also served as the rabbi of several congregations in New Jersey and Toronto, Canada. He is a member of the Board of Directors of CrossCurrents and is also a member of the editorial board of the journal Conservative Judaism.

 
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MEET Lawrence Troster

Lawrence Troster is the Rabbinic Scholar-in-Residence and the former director of Fellowship Program of GreenFaith the interfaith environmental coalition in New Jersey. He is the author of Mekor Hayyim: A Source Book on Water and Judaism (United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, 2012) and of the chapter on Jewish environment ethics in The Observant Life: The Wisdom of Conservative Judaism for Contemporary Jews, (The Rabbinical Assembly, 2012).  Rabbi Troster has been the Rabbinic Advisor for Hazon and Rabbinic Fellow for the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL). He received his B.A. from the University of Toronto and his M.A. and rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary. He has also served as the rabbi of several congregations in New Jersey and Toronto, Canada. He is a member of the Board of Directors of CrossCurrents and is also a member of the editorial board of the journal Conservative Judaism.

 

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