Shabbat, September 14, 1:15pm

Join Deirdre Gabbay and Rabbi Rose for learning about the connection between Rosh HaShanah and creation, taking stock of our relationship with the natural world, and making personal commitments towards repairing that relationship in the coming year.

Sunday, September 8 / 6:30 – 8:30 PM 
Wallingford Presbyterian Church, 1414 North 42nd Street, Seattle, WA 98103

The congregations of Kavana Cooperative, Temple Beth Am and Congregation Beth Shalom are hosting a candidate forum on issues of social and environmental justice that our communities are engaged with. Our congregations are located in Districts 4, 6, and 7, and the majority of our members live in these districts. This forum is as an opportunity for us to learn about our future representatives on City Council — and for them to learn about us, and specifically about the Jewish values that motivate our community’s engagement in civic life.
This event will be moderated and is open to members of our three congregations and friends. There will be an opportunity for Q &A.  This is not a fundraiser and no admission will be charged.
Registration is required via Eventbrite – search for Seattle Jewish Community City Council Candidate Forum or go to:

Thursday, August 29, 10am-12pm

Brightwater Wastewater Treatment Plant
22505 State Route 9 SE , Woodinville, WA 98072-6010

Learn how wastewater can be recycled into reusable water, energy, and nutrients for plants and soil. Visitors will be encouraged to think about responsible water use, the products they use and how everyday choices can help protect Puget Sound. No charge, the minimum age is 9.  Limited space available- please RSVP below by Thursday, August 22.

Wednesday, August 28, 3pm

Ridwell co-founder Ryan Metzger joined CBS on Shabbat, June 22nd to share how Ridwell makes it easy to waste less by picking up reusable and recyclable items from your home that can’t go curbside. As a follow-up to his talk, we will visit Ridwell’s center in Seattle to see in person how their new way of getting rid of things can make it so more of your stuff can avoid being sent to landfills! Come with questions and start making space for things that matter! No charge, the minimum age is 9. Limited space available, please RSVP below by Thursday, August 22. The address will be provided upon RSVP.

How to Waste Less this Year with Ridwell co-founder, Ryan Metgzer
6/22, 1:15pm in the Beit Midrash

Do you get confused on what can and can’t be recycled? Do you have things around your house that you think still might be useful to others in the community? Are you tired of driving all over town trying to get rid of hard-to-recycle items? If the answer to any of those questions is ‘yes,’ then this after lunch discussion is for you! Ryan Metzger faced these same questions in his house and discovered there were many options for reusing and recycling their old things that he wasn’t aware of. Thinking others might face similar challenges, he and his 6-year-old son offered to pick up hard-to-recycle categories from neighbors and, before they knew it, over 4k Seattle residents had joined their cause known as Owen’s List. Their project has since evolved into a concept called Ridwell that makes it easy to waste less. They offer bi-weekly pickups of 5 categories that might otherwise be sent to a landfill and serve as a community resource for the best destination for anything you’d like to get rid of. Come with questions and start making space for the things that matter!

Next meeting of Ahavat v’Avodat HaAdamah (AAA) at Beth Shalom!

The group will plan a “Jewish in Nature” beach clean up or hike in the mountains

You’re invited! Congregation Beth Shalom’s (rain)Garden Party!

Sunday, May 19, 12-1:30pm
Congregation Beth Shalom requests the pleasure of your company at the ribbon cutting for our beautiful new rain garden. Please join us on the patio for strawberry lemonade and tea sandwiches, and a brief presentation on Tikkun Olam Care of the Earth at Beth Shalom. This program is hosted by Ahavat v’Avodat HaAdamah, “Love and Service of the Earth,” a Jewish environmental organization for the Pacific Northwest, which is based here at Beth Shalom. There will also be an opportunity to learn about the city’s Rainwise program for controlling stormwater runoff into Puget Sound’s waterways.

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