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Sunday, January 31 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Green Yeshiva: A Jewish perspective on humanity’s relationship with the Earth

After a brief introduction, we’ll watch a 20-minute film, "The Overview Effect", about the shift in awareness reported by people in spaceflight, who view Earth from a distance. Participants will break into small groups (two to five people, depending on the number of attendees). Each group will review a different piece of writing from Jewish law, liturgy or lore (provided by the facilitator) to discuss whether the film’s themes resonate with the text. They will report any resonances back to the larger group for further discussion.


Speakers
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Gail Mainster

Gail Mainster, Communications Specialist, David Suzuki Foundation   Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Gail grew up listening to David Suzuki on radio and TV, and first heard him describe himself as a “vulgarizer” — a person who makes complex language easier to understand — in a 1986 speech to the Canadian Medical Association, when she was doing exactly that for physicians and their patients as Communications Manager for... Read More →


Sunday January 31, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room H