Or Shalom is pleased to be hosting a presentation and discussion about what the Torah indicates about choosing a plant-based diet and how to tackle the climate change crisis.
On Oct. 18, Jeffrey Cohan, Executive Director of Jewish Veg, will lead an interactive program called Judaism, Animals and the Environment: The Connection for the 21st Century. Jeffrey and attendees will discuss what our Torah and rabbinic tradition have to say about animals and the environment, and its relevancy for our modern lives and imperiled planet.
The free multi-media presentation takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18 and will be an opportunity for attendees to grapple with big questions about lifestyle choices in a uniquely Jewish way. Vegan desserts and tea will be served after the discussion. Reserve your spot below!
Just Announced: Can’t make it to Or Shalom on Thursday? We’ll be live streaming this event via Facebook Live.
Jewish Veg is a non-profit organization based in the United States whose mission is to encourage and help people to transition to plant-based diets, in accordance with the highest values of Judaism.
Jeffrey Cohan became a vegetarian in 2007 and a vegan in 2011 after studying what the Torah instructs us about our dietary choices. An experienced public speaker, he worked in print and broadcast journalism for 18 years before starting a second career in Jewish communal service. He was the Director of Community Relations for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh from 2005 to 2012, then took the helm of Jewish Veg, then known as Jewish Vegetarians of North America, in 2012. Under his leadership, Jewish Veg has emerged as one of the fastest growing veg-advocacy organizations in the United States.