People’s Climate March and Shabbat

Apr 29, 2017 - All Day

Join Hazon and other Jewish communities at the People’s Climate March & Shabbat, on Saturday, April 29, 3 Iyyar 5777, the 18th day of the Omer.

As we make our journey from Pesach to Shavuot, from freedom to responsibility, we’ll speak out for a world safe from the ravages of climate change – a world with good jobs, clean air, and safe communities for everyone. Some of us will be boarding buses to march in Washington, DC, as part of a strong faith contingent at the climate march, alongside justice and environmental groups in the People’s Climate Movement.

For others, it’s too far to travel, or Shabbat is not a time for marching. So we will stand in solidarity with the marchers by raising up climate justice wherever we are, delighting in a People’s Climate Shabbat that proclaims the goodness of Creation and affirms our responsibility to till and to tend it.

Jewish participation in the People’s Climate March & Shabbat is being coordinated by Hazon, Jewish Climate Action Network and Interfaith Power & Light (MD.DC.NoVA), with support from many other caring Jewish communities.
sign up your community for the people’s climate march and shabbat

Get involved! Your Jewish community can publicize the event, support Jews who want to attend the March, dedicate this Shabbat to the issue of climate change, and hold local solidarity events.


Timeline of Events

Wednesday, April 26–Thursday, April 27
Jewish Climate Advocacy Days
Pearlstone Center, 5425 Mt. Gilead Rd, Reisterstown MD
Includes lobby meetings on Capitol Hill in DC, in partnership with Hazon (and Interfaith Power & Light)

Friday, April 28
6:00 PM Climate Action Shabbat Services, Dinner, Panel at Adas Israel
Adas Israel Congregation, 2850 Quebec St NW DC [Cleveland Park Metro]
Pre-registration and payment for dinner required. Organized by Adas Israel Climate Action Team & Interfaith Power & Light DMV.

6:00 PM Downtown Shabbat – Services and Dinner at Sixth and I
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St NW [Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro]
Join Sixth and I for its regular Downtown Shabbat service. People in town for the PCM are warmly welcome to attend. Hazon President & CEO Nigel Savage will be speaking! Register here.

Saturday, April 29
11:00 AM We will gather in front of the Capitol Building in contingents that spell out the values we share: justice, truth, democracy, faith and more. Religious groups will gather at 3rd St NW between Madison Dr NW and Jefferson Dr NW.

12:30 PM Begin marching up Pennsylvania avenue.

1:30 PM We will surround the White House on all sides, and take powerful collective action to honor the lives at stake and make a loud sound demanding climatejustice and good jobs that will drown out all of the climate-denying nonsense that has been coming out of the White House.

3:00 PM Reconvene at the Washington Monument grounds to connect and share the stories that brought us to DC. We’ll hear from the front line of the climate crisis and share solutions rooted in our own communities. There’ll be music and beautiful art from around the country that powerfully shows our local demands and visions. We’ll even assemble all our individual signs into one collective message of resistance.

4:00-7:00 PM Post-Climate March Open House and Optional Dinner
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St NW [Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro]
After a long day of marching, come back to Sixth & I for some food, drink, singing, and great conversation. Take a load off and debrief experiences at the day’s Climate March during seudat shlishit, the traditional Shabbat third meal. Register here.

Marchers are also welcome to attend Shabbat services at the following congregations:

Adat Shalom (Maryland), 8:00 pm Kabbalat Shabbat services
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda, MD

Tikkun Leil Shabbat, 6:45 pm services, 8:15ish pm Potluck Vegetarian Dinner
15th St. Presbyterian building, 1701 15th St NW [Red line: Dupont Circle; Green/Yellow lines: U Street Metro]

Can’t make it to DC? Support the People’s Climate Mobilization in Your Community



The following organizations have endorsed the People’s Climate March and Shabbat.

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The Adat Shalom Klezmer Workshop (Bethesda, MD)

Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation (Bethesda, MD)

Am Kolel (Montgomery County, MD)

American Jewish World Service

Am Kolel Jewish Renewal Community (Bethesda, MD)

Ansche Chesed (New York City, NY)


Aytzim: Ecological Judaism (New York, NY)

B’nai Jeshurun (New York, NY)

The Boston Synagogue (Boston, MA)

The City Congregation for Humanistic Secular Judiasm (New York, NY)

Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life

Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County (Bethesda, MD)

East Midwood Jewish Center (Brooklyn, NY)

Greater New York Labor Religion Coalition (New York, NY)

Hazon (New York, NY)

Jewish Climate Action Network (Boston, MA)

Jewish Climate Action Network-NYC (New York City, NY)

Jewish Council for Public Affairs

The Kehillah (Bronx, NY)

Kehila Chadasha (Bethesda, MD)

Mechon Hadar (New York, NY)

North American Climate, Conservation and Environment(NACCE) (Roosevelt, NY)

Pearlstone Center (Reisterstown, MD)

Philadelphia Jewish Voice (Phildelphia, PA)

Pico Union Project (Los Angeles,CA)

The Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore (Plandome, NY)

Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism

Repair the World NYC (New York, NY)

Shir Ha Yam (San Diego, CA)

Temple Beth David (Westwood, MA)

Temple Emanuel (Kensington, MD)

Temple Sinai of Massapequa (Massapequa, NY)

Temple Sinai (Washington, DC)