Tu Bishvat Program

Sunday, February 12, 2017 • 16 Shevat 5777

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Our guests for this bagel-and-lox breakfast will be Prof. Richard Wener of NYU, a specialist in Environmental Psychology (including prison design, hospital layout and mass transit.) He is a humorous lecturer, well regarded for his civic concern by both his students and Maplewood neighbors.

Mr. Jose Aguto leads the Sustainable Energy and Environment Program, of the Friends Committee on National Legislation. Prior to joining FCNL, Jose worked for the National Congress of American Indians as the Senior Policy Advisor for tribal climate, energy and environmental issues, as Senior Policy Advisor with USEPA’s American Indian Environmental Office. He has a B.A. in International Relations from Brown University, and a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law.


He has given presentations on the climate science, politics, and solutions to audiences who may not have prior knowledge of these issues, including to incoming Legislative Assistants of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. Recently, he has also advocated in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's position on the Dakota Access Pipeline, including on Capitol Hill with a tribal representative.


Tu Bishvat began as a mystic’s journey into the natural environment in the 16th century and later became an international Zionist holiday, to celebrate and care for the land of Israel. Reinterpreted in America by a new generation, Tu Bishvat now also signals our concern for the earth’s future.
Please RSVP to office@cbibr.org

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