Virtual Scholar in Residence with Rabbi Nina Cardin

February 27, 2022, 7:45 pm

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Living in the Right Relationship With the Earth: Exploring Genesis One vs. Genesis Two 

The Torah’s first two chapters vie with each other about the foundational calling of humanity. Dominator or g[u]ardener? Ego-centric or eco-centric? Exploring these and other texts, we will explore the greatest mitzvah you never heard of: yishuv ha’olam – making this a habitable world. 


This event is hosted by Beth Shalom Congregation and Co-Sponsored by CJC, Temple Isaiah and Jewish Community Relations Council


Nina Beth Cardin is a community rabbi who works at the intersection of faith and sustainability. She is the co-author of the Conservative movement’s responsum on sustainability and the co-chair of the Masorti-Conservative movement’s Sustainability Roundtable. She is the author of The Tapestry of Jewish Time, among other books. She makes her home in Baltimore, MD where she founded and led the Baltimore Orchard Project, a food and land justice organization dedicated to building healthier connections between people, food, place and each other. She is founder and director of the Maryland Campaign for Environmental Human Rights, an initiative that is working toward a state constitutional provision that would protect all Marylanders’ rights to a healthful environment and ensure the pursuit of public health and environmental justice.