Climate Action Week was a big success – thank you to everyone for organizing and planning activities, attending the events, supporting the committee work, and spreading the word!

  • We had 8 people on the Nature Hike – our naturalist, Jennifer Wolf, did a fabulous job – thank you, Jennifer!! Everyone learned a lot and enjoyed themselves, despite the extreme heat and the last minute change of location to a shadier trail.
  • The Climate Action Shabbat service on June 24 was very nice and well received. Special thanks to Cantor Regina for coordinating and guiding us through the process of leading the service. Thanks to committee members Don Levitt, Murray Rosenthal, Bill Parkus, and Simone Yehuda. Thanks also go to all of the service participants: Rev Anne Clarke, Jennifer Wolf, Stephen Modell, Bob Milstein, Bill Parkus, Simone Yehuda, Elli Gurfinkel, Don Levitt, Murray Rosenthal, and Noreen DeYoung. Congratulations to Jennifer Wolf on her Climate Hero award – and great presentation, Don!
  • The movie/Havdalah service/dessert reception on June 25 was a big hit – 23 people attended, the conversation was great, and the movie inspired all of us to act. Special thanks to Bill Parkus for coordinating the event.
  • Our Sunday morning worship service on June 26 was lovely. Several TBE members attended and we all enjoyed the fellowship and shared mission.
  • The Sunday afternoon volunteer activity on the Genesis grounds was a big success, as well. Over 20 people volunteered to plant trees and flowers, move wood chips and mulch, and spruce up the landscaping. Special thanks to Phil Barr for coordinating this event and to Bill Parkus for helping us pull the pieces together.
  • And finally, the pledge to stop using single-use plastics was signed by 16 people, all of whom checked all four of the boxes on the pledge. Special thanks to Ray DeYoung for coming up with the idea and creating the pledge!

If you would like to get more involved with St. Clare’s climate action efforts, please connect with Rev. Anne or Jennifer Wolf. And watch for more posts at the Sustainability Corner on our website (!

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