Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL)

Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL)


Year Established

Regional, National or International

Focus of Work
Advocacy / Policy

Primary Service
Community organizing and policy-making (for the advocacy or greening, includes training others to organize)




Feb 6: COEJL's declaration signing ceremony


The Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL) invites you to the official signing ceremony of the “Jewish Environmental and Energy Imperative” declaration, part of its Jewish Energy Covenant Campaign. Two days before the Jewish celebration of Tu B’shvat, the New Year for trees, leaders of the Jewish community will set the community-wide goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 14% by 2014.

Who:        On behalf of a broad spectrum of national Jewish leaders, Rabbi Steve Gutow, president and CEO, Jewish Council for Public Affairs, and co-chair, COEJL; Rabbi David Saperstein, director and counsel, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism; Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, executive director, the Rabbinical Assembly; Sybil Sanchez, director, COEJL; and, Stephen Hazan Arnoff, executive director, 14th Street Y. Additional speakers to be announced.

When:      Monday, February 6, 2012, 11:00 a.m.

Where:    14th Street Y

344 East 14th Street (between First & Second Avenues)

New York, NY 10003

(Note: All visitors are asked to show photo ID cards to enter the building, may be asked to open bags and may be subject to search.)

Challenge: Commit to reducing your energy consumption

RSVP:       Sarah Levinson, 212.532.7436,

                   Please RSVP by February 1

Media Contact: Vicki Stearn 301.656.1054,


The Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life deepens and broadens the Jewish community’s commitment to the stewardship and protection of the earth. Through a network of 27 national organizations and 125 community relations agencies, COEJL, an initiative of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), is mobilizing the Jewish community to address today’s energy and climate change crisis. For more information, visit



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