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ViewPoints Online: Climate Responsibility and Judaism

ViewPoints Online: Climate Responsibility and Judaism

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 7:00 pm to Friday, September 11, 2020 - 6:59 pm

 is a Spertus Institute program series in which you are invited to join topic experts and passionate fellow participants to discuss issues that make a difference in today’s world.

$18 | $10 for Spertus members | $8 for students and Spertus alumni

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This program will take place online via ZoomLogin information and instructions will be provided to ticket holders by email 24 hours in advance

ViewPoints Online: Climate Responsibility and Judaism

Environmental degradation and climate change are crucial and pressing issues with political and societal implications that exacerbate social inequities and global crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

What insight can we gain from faith traditions? What can Judaism teach about our relationship to the environment and our responsibility for it?

For this ViewPoints, join a discussion with two experts in the field of religion and the environment—Dr. Rachel Havrelock and Rabbi Dr. Rachel Mikva. Their conversation will be moderated by Spertus President and CEO Dr. Dean P. Bell.


Dr. Rachel Havrelock
 (above right) is the founder and director of the UIC Freshwater Lab, a humanities-based initiative focused on research, teaching, and public awareness about the Great Lakes. She is a University of Illinois Chicago and Spertus Institute faculty member.

Rabbi Dr. Rachel Mikva (above left) is the Herman E. Schaalman Chair & Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Senior Faculty Fellow of the InterReligious Institute at Chicago Theological Seminary. Her work focuses on biblical interpretations across time and place, and how they shape and reflect the societies in which they unfold.

This is the 2020 Norman Asher Memorial Program.