Thursday, September 24, 2009

Caretakers of Creation

Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin will lecture on "Caretakers of Creation: Jewish Perspectives" on Tuesday, October 13, at 10:30 a.m. at Emmanuel Church located at 101 N. Cross Street in Chestertown. The lecture is free and open to the public. Immediately following the program, discussion will continue over lunch in the Parish Hall. Lunch is $15 and reservations are required by October 7th by contacting or 410-778-7295.
Ordained in 1988 from the Jewish Theological Seminary, Rabbi Cardin now serves as Director of the Baltimore Jewish Environmental Network (BJEN) at the Pearlstone Conference and Retreat Center. She is also an environmental activist and educator, an author, and a freelance sustainability consultant. In 1978 Rabbi Cardin co-founded the Jewish Women's Resource Center, which is now part of the National Council of Jewish Women—NY Section; and in the mid-1990s she co-founded the National Center for Jewish Healing and the New York Jewish Healing Center. She most recently served as General Consultant to COEJL, the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (2007-2009).
This program is presented by the Center for Environment & Society at Washington College, the Chestertown Havurah, and the Chester Valley Ministers Association as the kickoff event of the "Caretakers of Creation" lecture series. Father Allen LaMontagne, the Reverend of St. Paul's Parish, Kent, says the public forums will feature different faith perspectives in the context of the community's relationship with the land. "Discussion will center on our role as people of faith in the care of creation," he says.

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