Meet the Fellows of the Climate Disobedience Center. Fellows join the Center to pursue their projects that further our shared Principles, using the resources of the Center to strengthen their work.
Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman is the Assistant Rabbi of Temple Sinai of Brookline, MA, a vibrant and progressive Reform congregation.
Rabbi Shoshana became a rabbi after realizing that her despair and paralysis about environmental degradation would only be healed through spiritual community and being grounded in Jewish study and practice. Ordained by Hebrew College in 2014, she emerged from six years of intense study to find the global climate movement in a burst of energy and momentum. After a year of speaking and singing in many Boston interfaith climate actions, she co-wrote a new climate anthem, The Tide Is Rising, with her husband, Yotam Schachter, and sang it at the National Cathedral during Pope Francis' visit to the USA. In addition to her new project with the CDC, she serves on the leadership team of the Mass Interfaith Coalition for Climate Action (MAICCA). Rabbi Shoshana is an alum of JOIN for Justice, the Wexner Graduate Fellowship, and Oberlin College, where she majored in Environmental Studies. She and Yotam live in Jamaica Plain, MA. For articles, sermons, music and liturgy visit www.rabbishoshana.com.
PROJECT: ClergyClimateAction.org - a hub for religious leaders to organize each other to do prayerful and visionary nonviolent civil disobedience for climate justice.