L'ovdah u'lshomrah (To Till and To Tend)

14jul7:00 PM9:00 PML'ovdah u'lshomrah (To Till and To Tend)

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In the book of Genesis, we are told that the human being was placed on the Earth to till and tend the Garden of Eden. In July, NEFESH will focus on L’ovdah u’lshomrah (to till and to tend).

In coordination with this theme, we will be welcoming Stephen Jurovics, author of Hospitable Planet: Faith, Action, and Climate Change, who will be presenting on religion and climate change. This webinar will highlight themes such as environmental teachings of the Torah, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and advocating on environmental rights.

The presentation will be on Tuesday, July 14 at 7:00 pm and will be held via Zoom. To register for this event, please register through https://tinyurl.com/tbeclimate.


Stephen A. Jurovics holds BS and MS degrees from Columbia University and a PhD in Engineering from the University of Southern California. He has had about 20 technical papers published over the years and given numerous presentations at professional conferences. Aspects of climate change mitigation have been the focus of his engineering work for more than two decades. The increasing severity of environmental problems led him, out of spiritual curiosity, to research the environmental teachings in GenesisDeuteronomy, what Jesus called “the law” in English translations, particularly exploring whether they contained instructions relevant to contemporary issues such as greenhouse gas emissions, preserving biological diversity, treatment of the land, and sustainability. The abundance of applicable teachings, and a desire to discuss ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions motivated him to write this book.



(Tuesday) 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM



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