There are estimated to be more than 375,000 Jews in Canada — making that country home to the fourth-largest Jewish community in the world. Although Canadian Jews may have lagged behind their American counterparts when it comes to addressing the problem of climate change, they are increasingly turning their attention and activism to environmental issues.
Quote: “I feel like the strength of the Jewish community that I grew up in helped me understand the importance of community organizing, the importance of working together in your community for shared values. And so, I see my environmental activism as being born out of my experience in the Jewish community and upholding Jewish values,” she said. “I grew up understanding that tzedakah is not just about charity, it’s an expression of justice. It’s not about mercy, it’s about equity.”
— Canadian environmental activist Tzeporah Berman
Sources: Wikipedia (introduction), The Canadian Jewish News (quotation)
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