Solar panels on the Temple to help make us greener.
Jewish tradition teaches that taking care of our natural environment is a mitzvah – a sacred responsibility. We believe it is ethically imperative for Jews to work toward lessening our environmental impact and thus uphold the Jewish ideals/mitzvot of Tikkun Olam (“Repairing the World”), Tzedek (“justice”), and Bal Tash’chit (“prohibition against wanton destruction”).
Our goal is to educate our community about environmental initiatives and make hands-on positive change at Temple Beth Shalom and the greater community in our use of energy and natural resources. We do this by:
Making sustainable changes in our TBS building and how we “live” together.
Participating in hands-on environmental initiatives in the greater community.
Providing lectures, movies, and events to educate our community about “green initiatives.”
Creating opportunities to encounter nature’s wonder.
To join us or for more information, please contact Jane Evans or Michael Bailit at EnvironAction@tbsneedham.org.