Tikkun Olam Category

Last summer, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography teamed up with Project Kaisei to form SEAPLEX, a 20-day expedition to gather data about the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” a massive whirlpool-like current between North America and Asia that’s filled with trash. SEAPLEX sought to develop a better understanding of the size of the garbage patch, its […]

A Prayer For Voting

In: 2008 elections, Tikkun Olam, Voting

When I composed the first version of a voting prayer more than ten years ago, someone said to me that prayer doesn’t belong in a voting booth. But for me, nothing I do in civic life feels more like a sacred act than voting. It’s not just the ceremony of it, not even the aspect […]

OK, I try not to just post events, but this just rocks, so I’m putting it up for folks–if you’re in the Bay Area, check out this Three-Part Series on Judaism, Consumer Power, and What It Means to Work for the Greater Good! Big love to AJWS, AVODAH and Congregation Emanu-El Young Adult Community for […]

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