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Sustainability Current Events and Programs

Join us for the next Sustainability Committee meeting on the third Sunday of the month, 11:00 am-12:30 pm via zoom. Check the Shir Hadash calendar for exact details. Help us plan our activities for the next six months. 

hazon community of practice meeting 

Tuesday, February 21, 12:30-2:00

Join us as community members introduce ourselves and our organizations, share where we are at on our organizational climate action journeys, and discuss how we want to structure/make use of this community of practice to maximize support of its members.  Linda, Alissa and Shanda are our official representatives to this group but all Shir Hadash members are welcome.

Meeting ID: 225 841 6697

Passcode: coalition

Dayenu of Jewish Silicon Valley, Big Banks Fuel Climate Change:  How to Move Your Money Securely

Wednesday, February 28,

Worried about how your banking practices support fossil fuel investments? Come hear Jim Thompson, founder of This! Is What We Did and Shir Hadash member Robert Chaykin share their experience about how to move our money to banks and investment portfolios that will provide the benefits of banking and investing without abetting climate change. As well as how to encourage our organizations to make the change. Register here 

Where is Your Recycling and Composting Really Going?

Sunday, March 5, 11:30-2 at Shir Hadash  

Many of those who viewed The Story of Plastic and participated in the discussion have been seeking opportunities for action.   Missed the discussion? Watch it here

Join us at Shir Hadash during the Purim Carnival  to find out how you can follow-up with your waste management provider to make sure that the materials they say are composted and recycled are processed accordingly and share ideas to reduce plastic use.

Reform Action Center (RAC-CA) Regional Meeting at Sherith Israel, San Francisco

Sunday, March 19, 10:30-2:30

RAC-CA is focusing on Climate legislation for the next 2 years. This is our opportunity to:

  • Share experiences and ideas for organizing in our communities
  • Learn about our Climate Tzedek legislation priorities and help shape the 2023 campaign
  • Participate in Jewish learning connected to climate change
  • Learn skills to build an impactful campaign
  • Enjoy social time and a delicious lunch! 

Carpools will be organized the week of March 12. Register for the gathering here: RAC-CA Extended Bay Area Regional Gathering

Community Resilience Leadership Pilot Program

Wednesdays, March 15, April 12, May 3, May 31, 6-8 pm on zoom

Community resilience grows in many ways and sizes such as a community center or library providing shelter and supplies during emergencies, a church or school, going green, neighbors sharing locally grown food, and more. Come to learn how we can build community resilience together and consider possible directions for Shir Hadash.   

The meeting themes are:

  • Resilience overview and South Bay success stories
  • Disaster readiness and recovery
  • Community mutual support
  • Sustainable climate-ready solutions.

See the attached flyer for more information.

Click here to sign up 


Inflation Reduction Act

How much money might you get from the “Inflation Reduction Act” by switching from gas to electricity?  Tap three numbers into the calculator put out by Re-Wiring America and see the potential rebates and tax credits your family can receive by making the switch:   


Get a free Smart Thermostat or Smart Plugs and help end California blackouts!

we hope to see you at one or more of these activities. We can make a difference! 

Tue, March 21 2023 28 Adar 5783