Shomrei Adamah (Keepers of the Earth), with Rabbi Ellen Bernstein

Sam Mickey

This clip is an excerpt of the Spotlights episode featuring Rabbi Ellen BernsteinIn this clip, she discusses her work with Shomrei Adamah (Keepers of the Earth), the first national Jewish environmental organization, which she founded in 1988. While Shomrei Adamah, the organization, closed in 1996, it touched the hearts and minds of tens of thousands of people, and its message continues to reverberate through its books and educational materials, and through the work of a new generation of Jewish educators, naturalists, environmentalists, farmers and artists. The Shomrei Adamah leadership believed that holiday celebrations, and in particular, Tu B’Shvat, the Jewish New Year for the trees, could provide opportunities for educating and organizing masses of people to care for the earth.

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