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Earth Day and Passover: a Call to Ethical Consumerism

Climate Resilience

This year, Earth Day coincides with the eve of Passover, inviting us to contemplate the link between the two. Passover, possibly the moment of peak consumerism in the Jewish calendar, seems to require such quantities of matzah, wine and special ingredients, in addition to an array of dedicated kitchen tools and disposable items for large Seder gatherings. It is a time when I find it harder to maintain my standards for reducing waste and recycling and I can see it in the amount of trash we generate in one week.

World Jewish Relief USA presents at the Clinton Global Initiative September meeting


On September 18-19, World Jewish Relief USA attended the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) September meeting with hundreds of changemakers, policy makers and organizations. Rabbi Dina Brawer, Executive Director of World Jewish Relief USA took to the stage to tell the inspiring story of Bishnu, a 58-year-old father from Mahottari, Nepal, and to announce a commitment to action on behalf of World Jewish Relief.

Afghanistan Earthquakes


Western Afghanistan has been struck by two devastating earthquakes: the first on Saturday 7th October and the second on Wednesday 11th October. So far, over 2,000 people have sadly lost their lives and many more have been injured. This number is expected to rise as the true extent of the damage is realised. World Jewish Relief is monitoring the situation closely through our partner. Our thoughts and prayers are with those impacted by these devastating quakes.


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