Sunday, February 7, 2016 Shevat 28, 5776
Congregation Beth Israel of Media


542 South New Middletown Road
Media, PA 19063
Beth Israel is a Reconstructionist congregation in Media, where you will find a vibrant community of individuals and families committed to celebrating our Judaism, nurturing our members, educating our children (and ourselves) and repairing the world

Environmental Justice

April 17, 2014 7:00 PM

Dr. Giovanna Di Chiro, visiting Lang Professor for Issues of Social Change at Swarthmore College, and her students, will lead a discussion on “Want Not: Re-thinking Waste and Practicing Sustainability” at Congregation Beth Israel.  The session will use the socially-critical lens of environmental justice to explore alternatives to current waste management policy, including the initiative known as “zero waste” practiced in many communities nationwide.

The session is open to the public free of charge. 
This is the second of three sessions presented by Dr. Di Chiro at Beth Israel. Readings for the first session are available online at  Subsequent readings will be posted before each session.
Dr. Giovanna Di Chiro is the Lang Professor for Issues of Social Change at Swarthmore College, and Policy Advisor for Environmental Justice at Nuestras Raíces, Inc. in Holyoke, Massachusetts.  She is widely known for her research and practice focusing on community-based approaches to sustainability and the intersections of social justice and sustainability.  Di Chiro serves on the National Advisory Council on Environmental Policy and Technology, a Federal Advisory Committee that reports to the Administrator of the EPA.  She holds a Master of Science (M.S.) in Environmental Studies from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in History of Consciousness from the University of California.  Di Chiro has received numerous research fellowships and grants, including from the Rockefeller Foundation, the University of California Humanities Research Institute, the American Association of University Women, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, and the US Environmental Protection Agency.
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More Events from Congregation Beth Israel of Media

Fri. Feb 19
5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Tot Shabbat: Congregation Beth Israel in Media will open its doors to non-member families with young children on Friday, February 19 for a “Tot Shabbat” combining play time, food, music, and social action.  The free event, from 5:30 to 7:00, is geared to children from infants up to age six along with parents and family members.  The aim is to help families to relax, enjoy the Sabbath, and make connections with each other and the community.   The evening will include toys, crafts, songs, musical instruments, and a service activity on the theme of “little hands can make a big difference”.   Participants will share a casual kid-friendly meal, congregant-led blessings over bread and wine, a brief story, plus cookies and milk.  Children are welcome to attend in pajamas so parents can easily put them to bed after the event. There is no charge but RVSP is requested to ensure there are enough supplies and food for all attendees.  For more information or to register, call the synagogue at 610-566-4645 or visit

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