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Shoshana leads with a rare combination of love, hope, and fierce clarity about the challenges we face. Again and again, her approach to climate organizing, music, teaching, and writing have given me strength and solace as we fight for a livable future.

Marla Marcum,

(co)Founder & Director

Climate Disobedience Center

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Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action

is building a movement to confront the climate crisis,

rooted in Jewish values, experience, and spirit.

As a rabbinic ambassador for Dayenu, I offer engaging, interactive presentations about Dayenu's work at congregations and communities around the country via Zoom, or in person in the Boston area. 

Participants leave inspired, with clear steps on how to get involved.

Dayenu

Written by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman and Yotam Schachter,

The Tide Is Rising is a climate movement anthem that has spread

across the world.

 

All are welcome to sing and teach The Tide Is Rising.

Please credit © 2015

Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman & Yotam Schachter

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Essays & Podcasts
on the climate crisis

EssaysClimate
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Challenging Destruction: We Speak Up Despite The Odds
THE SPEAKING TORAH PODCAST

"[Rabbi Shoshana’s] sermon makes us think again about Noah, who is a great ecological hero. After all, he saved a breeding pair of every animal on Earth. But it makes us think again about his agency and ours. And to me, that’s at the absolute center of thinking about the climate crisis."

– BILL MCKIBBEN

Featuring Bill McKibben & Rabbi Shoshana

Teaching My Child to Love A Dying World
THE NEW YORK TIMES

This spring, as the world fell apart faster than we’d expected, I fell in love with trees. Not the crush of my girlhood when I admired them and fancied myself the child at the end of Dr. Seuss’s “The Lorax.”....
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Why I Gave Away My Salary in the Pandemic
YES! MAGAZINE
One evening in May 2020, my husband and I sat on the kitchen floor, exhausted from another day of working from home and caring for our 2-year-old in the pandemic. A week earlier, Yotam had been laid off. We were able to collect unemployment...
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Becoming a Mom During the Climate Crisis: A rabbi & activist weighs her decision
TABLET! MAGAZINE
The planet was my first love. In third grade, I stared at a poster of the Earth in space like it was a celebrity crush, swirls of blue, white, and brown standing out starkly against the black. While my friends talked about TV shows or new games, 
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'Personal Choice' Won't Stop the Climate Crisis:
Join a Movement Instead
WBUR's COGNOSCENTI

A flyer in the window of a local hardware store caught my eye recently: “Sea Level Rise is Real. Here’s how you can help.” The first item on the list of suggested actions read “pick up litter.” I felt a chill as I imagined some well-intentioned community group devoting time and effort to disseminating this lie...

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The Ground Beneath Our Feet, an essay appearing in
ROOTED & RISING: VOICES OF COURAGE IN A TIME OF CLIMATE CRISIS
Rooted and Rising is for everyone who worries about the climate crisis and seeks spiritual practices and perspectives to renew their capacity for compassionate, purposeful, and joyful action.Leah Schade and Margaret Bullitt-Jonas gather twenty-one faith leaders, scientists, community organizers, theologians, and grassroots climate activists to offer wisdom for fellow pilgrims grappling with the weight of climate change
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Tu Bishvat or Not Tu Bishvat: A Conversation on Trees, Climate, & Spiritual Resilience
INTERLEAVED: A TALMUDIC PODCAST
How is climate a divine language? Why should you get to know a tree? How can we support our children as we face climate chaos? In this conversation, I talk about some of the ideas dearest to my heart with host Netanel Zellis-Paley.
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Bind Them as a Sign Upon Your Hand
THE RELIGIOUS ACTION CENTER
On May 25, I was arrested with 15 other religious leaders while praying at the construction site of the West Roxbury Lateral (WRL) pipeline outside of Boston, MA. We were there to put our bodies on the line prayerfully and peacefully to protest this dangerous project...
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