Reform movement gets greener

The Reform movement launched a new “green” initiative coinciding with Tu B’Shevat on Feb. 9.

Greening Reform Judaism is a new, comprehensive Web resource on greening and other environmental issues for use by the movement’s 900 congregations and members in the United States and Canada. It can be found at

The Web portal includes educational curricula, tools for an energy audit, best practices from “green synagogues,” environmental holiday guides, and resources on Israel and the environment. The site also connects visitors to the environmental advocacy work of the Reform movement’s Religious Action Center and resources from other environmental organizations.

“Climate change is the crisis of our time, and we must confront this challenge in our individual and communal lives,” Rabbi Marla Feldman, director of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism, said in a statement. — jta