FED Talks: March - Taking Action on Climate Justice

March 08, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


We’re leading a dialogue between fundholders, partners, and donors on how to create a positive impact in our communities through Jewish-driven philanthropy. Each monthly session addresses a timely and relevant theme based on the interests of our community and features experts in the field and organizations working to advance change.

March: Taking Action on Climate Justice

Like many regions around the world, the Western United States, including the Bay Area, is experiencing progressively more destructive weather events and wildfires, exacerbating socioeconomic and health disparities in our communities. Climate change is at the root of these intensifying weather patterns, requiring adaptation and innovation to thrive in our changing world.  

How are members of our community working to address the social, economic, and political challenges of climate change? How can we take up the challenge to become the Earth’s stewards, l’vadah ul’shamarah (“to till and to tend”)? Join us to discuss opportunities to advocate for responsible environmental policies and promising new approaches to advance climate justice. 

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Interests: Meetings, Virtual
Organized By: 
The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund
Event Contact Person: 
Mary Hanley
Rabbi Jennie Rosenn, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dayenu
Rabbi Jennie Rosenn is the Founder and CEO of Dayenu, an organization mobilizing the American Jewish community to confront the climate crisis with spiritual audacity and bold political action. Previously, she served as Vice President for Community Engagement at HIAS, the Jewish international refugee organization. There she created a strategy to re-introduce the Jewish community to HIAS and led the mobilization of the American Jewish community to respond effectively to the global refugee crisis. Prior to serving at HIAS, Rabbi Rosenn played a catalytic role in building the Jewish social justice movement as the Director of the Jewish Life and Values Program at the Nathan Cummings Foundation. Under Rabbi Rosenn’s leadership, the Foundation also worked to cultivate the environmental movement and women as agents of change in Israel. Before working at the Cummings Foundation, Rabbi Rosenn served as a campus rabbi at Columbia University Hillel.

Rabbi Rosenn was a founding board member of AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps and Repair the World and has twice been named one of the Forward’s 50 Jews in America. She was ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion where she was a Wexner Graduate Fellow. She lives in New York City with her husband, Rabbi David Rosenn, and their two sons.