ONLINERethinking Creation for the Age of Climate Crisis: Rabbi Dr. Arthur Green With Dr. Stephanie Kaza

January 27, 2021 Free
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Rabbi Dr. Arthur Green, one of the world’s leading scholars of Jewish mysticism and Hasidism, will share his new Jewish theology for an age in which the very foundations of human life are threatened. He and Dr. Stephanie Kaza, professor emerita at the University of Vermont and a leading scholar of Buddhism and ecology, will discuss the implications of their thinking for interfaith efforts to confront climate change.

This talk situates the festival in a broader context of faith communities grappling with a profound crisis and how they can provide moral direction and engage people of faith in the response to it. Rabbi Josh Weisman moderates.


Rabbi Dr. Arthur Green was the founding dean and is currently rector of the Rabbinical School and Irving Brudnick Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Religion at Hebrew College. He is both a historian of Jewish religion and a theologian; his work seeks to form a bridge between these two distinct fields of endeavor. Dr. Green is author of over a dozen books.

Dr. Stephanie Kaza is professor emerita of environmental studies at the University of Vermont and Soto Zen practitioner. Her books include “Green Buddhism: Practice and Compassionate Action in Uncertain Times”; “Hooked! Buddhist Writings on Greed, Desire, and the Urge to Consume” and “Conversations with Trees: An Intimate Ecology.” She co-edited with Kenneth Kraft “Dharma Rain: Sources of Buddhist Environmentalism” and recently edited the tribute volume “A Wild Love for the World: Joanna Macy and the Work of Our Time” (Shambhala, 2020).


Rabbi Josh Weisman is a co-founder of The Big Bold Jewish Climate Fest and JTree. He writes, speaks and teaches on climate and Judaism. Prior to ordination at the pluralistic Rabbinical School of Hebrew College, where he studied with Dr. Green, he worked for 12 years primarily as a grassroots organizer in his native San Francisco Bay Area.

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