The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 31 October – 12 November 2021. The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

As part of this, EcoSynagogue and the Board of Deputies are planning a range of events highlighting our faith’s response to the climate emergency. This includes EcoShabbat on the only Shabbat during COP – 5/6 November. Download the EcoShabbat Resource Pack: EcoShabbat Resource Pack for Communities

We are encouraging all UK Jewish communities to use EcoShabbat as a way of engaging on this crucial topic and to include programming on the climate emergency/the Jewish response to climate change/what can we do and so on, either on, or around 5/6 November.

Our wonderful community is diverse, and as with everything we do at EcoSynagogue we provide you with tools, opportunities, and ideas to make this work in your own communities with our support, and for us to come together by sharing what we are doing on social media.

Investigate our EcoShabbat Challenges (with links for support) and choose one or a few for yourself, your family or your community.

Use our Graphics pack to add to your EcoShabbat communications.

Look at our resources with wonderful ideas, including the wonderful Jamie Geller’s alternative vegan Friday night dinner & Saturday lunch, activities for children, discussion ideas for your EcoShabbat dinner table and much more.

As you learn and discuss more about the climate crisis, it can seem daunting, however, as the proverb says, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

The whole EcoSynagogue team wish you a meaningful and inspiring EcoShabbat and please share your stories, challenge successes and photos with us on social media to encourage and inspire others in our community to also take a step towards helping combat the climate emergency the world faces.

Download the EcoShabbat Resource Pack: EcoShabbat Resource Pack for Communities