Rabbis for Climate Action

Rabbis for Climate Action

Rabbi Jonathon Keren-Black is the rabbi at Leo Baeck centre.  He established JECO (the Jewish Ecological Coalition) and was instrumental in establishing GreenFaith Australia. About a month ago, Rabbis across Melbourne were invited to meet with Scott Morrison, who I...
Environment group Showcase:  Earthworker Cooperative

Environment group Showcase:  Earthworker Cooperative

Anna Bodeenberg is a member and board member of Earthworker Cooperative.Reading the news, scrolling social media, listening to politicians it feels like every day there is a new threat to our environment, our climate, our communities. There are countless reasons to...
Greenwashing:  The Jewish National Fund

Greenwashing:  The Jewish National Fund

From the AJDS website: www.whatsbehindjnf.orgThe JNF in Australia have tax deductibility status as an environmental organisation. According to the JNF’s website:“Donations of $2.00 or more to the JNF Environment Gift Fund for the planting of trees and other...
Climate Action- The Bad News and the Good News

Climate Action- The Bad News and the Good News

David Rothfield is President of the Bayside Climate Change Action Group (BCCAG) and an AJDS committee member.It’s nearly thirty years since climate change first came on to our political agenda. In 1990, the Coalition under Andrew Peacock pledged to cut greenhouse gas...
Jewish bloc @Invasion Day rally

Jewish bloc @Invasion Day rally

**UPDATE: We will be meeting at 9.30 at parliament house, on the left side of the steps when facing parliament, and will be joining up with the Muslim contingent at Birraranga (Melbourne) Invasion Day March and Asian Contingent at Birraranga (Melbourne) Invasion Day...
Jewish bloc @Invasion Day rally

Jewish bloc @Invasion Day rally

**UPDATE: We will be meeting at 9.30 at parliament house, on the left side of the steps when facing parliament, and will be joining up with the Muslim contingent at Birraranga (Melbourne) Invasion Day March and Asian Contingent at Birraranga (Melbourne) Invasion Day...
Jewish Bloc @ Stand Together Against Racism demonstration

Jewish Bloc @ Stand Together Against Racism demonstration

Jews against fascismAustralian Jewish Democratic Society (AJDS)Hashomer Hatzair AustraliaJewish Labour Bund MelbourneCalling all anti-racist Jews in Melbourne!We’re organising a Jewish bloc to attend Rally: Stand Together Against Racism! This is a major mobilisation...
The futures of the refugees in Manus and Nauru matter to us

The futures of the refugees in Manus and Nauru matter to us

Statement from Jewish, Muslim and Christian faith leaders4th November 2018 As faith leaders from different traditions we see a clear moral imperative to end the nightmare in which some 1,250 refugees, including 38 children, have been confined by our government to...