Jewish communities formally count each day starting on the second night of Pesach — our retelling of exodus from slavery in Egypt — for the seven weeks until Shavuot — a celebration of receiving the Torah. This counting, called S’firat haOmer, recalls an agricultural practice of bringing sheaves of barley — each unit an “omer” — as Temple offerings.
We’re offering this year’s #ClimateOmer Calendar — created to guide Jewish communities in both appreciating the abundance in our natural world, and in journeying together to responsibility for our damaged climate — as an invitation to stay spiritually grounded through Pesach and into the month ahead.
Please take a moment to download your own #ClimateOmer calendar and then pass it along with the message below.
Forward this message to your Jewish community:
Let’s Go Free from Fossil Fuels this Passover as we count the #ClimateOmer
Download Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA)’s #ClimateOmer calendar to begin a journey from freedom to sacred responsibility, starting on the second night of Pesach: ipldmv.org/omer
Do you live in Maryland? Speak out for HB 1035 to strengthen the EmPOWER Maryland program as amended here.
Do you live in DC? Join us in the coming months to speak out for Cm Charles Allen’s Healthy Homes Act here.
Do you live in Northern Virginia? Learn how Fairfax County’s new Green Bank, scheduled to open this summer, will benefit all of NoVA here.
Special thanks to Noam Shapiro, Noa Gordon-Guterman, and Rabbi Rain Zohav, Executive Director of Jews of the Earth, for helping create this resource!