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POSTPONED: Ecological Justice and Judaism: A Deep Shift in Consciousness
March 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$18
ABOUT THIS LECTURE: In order to confront the pressing contemporary issues of climate crisis, mass extinction, insecure and unjust food systems and more, we need more than technical fixes. Science can help, but we need to go deeper to change the very way that we see ourselves in relationship to the world. In this interactive session we’ll look at how Jewish ideas help us re-frame that relationship, and how they dovetail with some hopeful shifts in modern thinking.
ABOUT THIS SPEAKER: Natan Margalit was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. As a young adult lived for twelve years in Israel and received rabbinic ordination at The Jerusalem Seminary in 1990. He earned a Ph.D. in Talmud from U.C. Berkeley in 2001. Natan has taught at Bard College, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College. He is currently a member of the Va’ad (steering committee and core faculty) of the Aleph Ordination Program, and serves as Chair of their Rabbinic Texts department. He is also the Director of the AOP’s new Earth Based Judaism Track. Natan is Founder of Organic Torah, a non-profit which fosters holistic thinking about Judaism, environment and society. He writes a monthly blog for Organic Torah and teaches and speaks in synagogues, campuses and other venues across the country. He lives in Newton, MA with his wife Ilana and their two sons.