ONLINEYom Kippur and the Climate Crisis: Ritual & Reflection

September 21, 2023 $18.00 - $36.00
“Jonah Bible Illustration” by unknown artist, circa 1280
“Jonah Bible Illustration” by unknown artist, circa 1280

How can Yom Kippur support our work on the climate crisis, both our spiritual resiliency and our activism?

We will explore this vital question through elements of Yom Kippur, including the book of Jonah (traditionally chanted near the end of Yom Kippur, about a reluctant prophet who successfully affects political change), as well as communal Yom Kippur atonement/at-one-ment liturgy. We will also learn about the new ritual of wearing a small piece of sackcloth* as a reminder of our responsibility to the well-being of Gaia.

*We recommend that you acquire a small square of sackcloth with a safety pin for the ritual. Email us at by Sept. 11 and we will mail you a piece of sackcloth.

Rabbi Malkah Binah Klein is a ritual artist, spiritual activist and community-builder based in Philadelphia. She is the founder of Merkava, a new organization devoted to transformation and healing through creative ritual. 

Co-sponsored by Massachusetts Interfaith Power & Light, Jewish Earth Alliance and Higher Ground Initiative.

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Thursday, September 21, 2023, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$18.00 Suggested Discount Price
$36.00 Suggested Regular Price

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