We are pleased to welcome our first Fellow to the Climate Disobedience Center!
Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman is the Assistant Rabbi of Temple Sinai of Brookline, MA, a vibrant and progressive Reform congregation. She has founded a new initiative, ClergyClimateAction.org, which aims to network clergy from across faith traditions to step into leadership roles in taking bold non-violent direct action for climate justice.
We'll be spreading the word soon on all the details of the ClergyClimateAction.org project, but for now we want to introduce her.
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.