Environmental sessions at Limmud Oz

Sunday, June 10 • 10:45am – 11:45am
What is the most important Jewish value to pass on to the next generation?
If you could just pass on one Jewish value to your children, what would it be? Our four panelists – Rabbi Shamir Caplan, Stand Up’s Gary Samowitz, founder of Impact for Women Kathy Kaplan OAM, and award-winning journalist Deborah Stone – will each give their views on the Jewish value that they see as the most important one to pass on to future generations.
Speakers: Shamir Caplan; Kathy Kaplan; Gary Samowitz; Deborah Stone. Moderator: Evelyn Flitman

Sunday, June 10 • 1:30pm – 2:30pm
The politics of Tikun Olam – repairing the world? It isn’t easy being green… or is it?
Tikun Olam in modern Jewish circles, has become synonymous with pursuit of social justice. Please join Steph, Abe, Tim and Sivan in conversation about their experiences of grassroots activism and advocacy – through media, national climate change campaigns, local government projects and personal responsibility. In the words of Rabbi Hillel “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? And if not now, when?”
Speakers: Sivan Barak; Tim Baxter; Stephanie Hodgins-May; Avraham Schwarz

Monday, June 11 • 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Tikkun Olam: Saving the world, one coffee cup at a time
Midrash Kohelet Rabbah 7:13 says ‘see to it that you don’t spoil and destroy My world; for if you do, there’ll be no one else to repair it.’ There are many things that we as individuals can do to reduce destruction and help repair the world. Come and explore some simple steps we can all take to reduce our negative impacts on our world, and start to repair some of the damage that’s already happened.
Speaker: Evelyn Flitman

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