Community unites through Eco Synagogue to mark London Climate Action Week

Eco Synagogue, in partnership with the Board of Deputies, is marking London Climate Action Week with a seminar entitled “How Green can we make the new normal?”

Eco Synagogue, a landmark cross communal initiative with input from United, Reform, Liberal and Masorti denominations will also be releasing a series of videos in the run-up to Green Shabbat which is being celebrated around the community on July 3 and 4.

The seminar panel will be discussing the international, national, local and religious perspectives. Giving their views will be Esben Larsen of the World Resources Institute; Tamara Finkestein, a senior civil servant at the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Josie Cohen of Pesticide Action Network UK.

 The panel will be chaired by Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, co-founder Eco Synagogue  and there will be contributions from Eco Synagogue rabbinic steering group of Rabbi David Mason of Muswell Hill United Synagogue; Rabbi Mark Goldsmith of  Edgware and Hendon Reform Synagogue and Rabbi Tanya Sakhnovich of Nottingham Liberal Synagogue. Representing the Board of Deputies will be Vice President Edwin Shuker. The seminar will be shown on Eco Synagogue and Board of Deputies social media channels. 

The videos, by Chief Rabbi  Ephraim Mirvis, Rabbi Laura Janner Klausner, Rabbi David Mason, Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, Rabbi Charley Baginsky and Edwin Shuker, will be released throughout the week.

Keep Informed

Sign up for our weekly briefing, delivered to your inbox every Thursday, giving you up to date news on events and activists of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, as well as the activities of member organisations and partners. 
Subscribe to Community Briefing


The Board of Deputies relies on the generous support of the Jewish community through individual contributions and donations. Help us be the voice of the British Jewish community by donating today. All funds received go to our core charitable mission.