JCN Reaches its 40th Climate Conversation

Published on: 12 April 2022
by KnowESG

The Jewish Climate Network (JCN), founded in 2019, has recently hosted its 40th climate conversation. It marks a significant milestone for the organisation and a testament to the Jewish community. The organisation aims to protect the planet through its initiatives and incorporates best practices among its members and others for a sustainable future.

The discussions happen at a host's private home, attended by friends and family. JCN volunteers guide the dialogues, which allow for an open and safe debate about climate change and suggest strategies to make a genuine and significant impact.

Programs and Communications Coordinator at JCN Elinor Hasenfratz said: “I am so proud to have reached our 40th conversation. It is a testament to our community. we are curious, honest and are motivated by our Jewishness to act on this issue that affects us all.”

She added, "the conversation puts the climate crises in context for the Jewish community while also emphasising how universal an issue it is."

The JCN provides the host with a handbook that guides them from start to finish with the set-up, food and drink advice, timing, and other ideas.

The discussion lasts for two hours with question breaks, debate, and the presentation of a short video.

JCN facilitator Jeremy Wein said, “Facilitating with the JCN has shown me the power of conversation in creating a safe space for people to express their fears, desires, and hopes when it comes to climate.

“Exploring the topic with honesty and compassion and addressing how a changing climate will affect our lives as Jews is hugely powerful. I am constantly inspired by how consistently participants are galvanised to take meaningful climate actions at the end of our conversations.”