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Eco Fair and Social Action Shabbat

Friday, April 8, 2022 7 Nisan 5782

7:00 PM - 9:00 PMTBE & YouTube
  • 7:00 pm Eco Fair
  • 7:30 pm Shabbat Worship with remarks from Joe Parisi

This year, our Social Action Shabbat will focus on climate action. We'll hear from Dane County Executive Joe Parisi about how climate change is impacting Dane County and what Dane County is doing to increase climate resilience and reduce countywide emissions. County Executive Parisi will summarize efforts within county government operations as well as community wide initiatives that create opportunities for businesses, nonprofits, local governments, and households to take action. You can read more about Mr. Parisi here. Dane County has been recognized as one of the top local governments in the world for its environmental transparency and action. 

The evening begins at 7:00 pm with an Eco Fair in person in the Weinstein Community Court at TBE. Learn about some of the products and simple changes you can make in your daily life to help our planet and chat with members of our Environment and Climate Change Action Team. We hope you'll take on one or more of these changes and make them a part of your daily life to make a difference for our shared planet. 

Our Social Action Shabbat worship begins at 7:30 pm, in person and on YouTube. To view this event on livestream, go to YouTube at

Please submit the form below to enter a drawing for everyday items that can help you lead a more sustainable life. 

  • Prize 1: Mesh produce bags: Lucky you! You can stop using plastic bags in the produce section at the grocery store if you win this door prize—a pack of see-through mesh produce bags in three different sizes that you can use at the grocery store or at one of Madison's summer farmer's markets. (Donated by Betsy Abramson.) 
  • Prize 2: Sustainable, reusable bundle (two available): This bundle comes in a reusable tote bag that can be taken to the grocery store or any other store to replace a plastic or paper bag. It includes one roll of Reel bamboo toilet paper, one metal straw, one Swedish dishcloth, and one package of four mesh produce bags. (Donated by Liz Whitesel; most items sourced locally from Orange Tree Imports.)
  • Prize 3: “One: Pot, Pan, Planet” cookbook by Anna Jones: This book offers easy, creative, and delicious vegetarian recipes and includes informative sections on how to reduce food waste, eat sustainably, and save energy. 

You must be local to Temple Beth El, Madison, WI, to receive these items, or be willing to pay for shipping. You must enter to win, one entry per person. Entries will be accepted until 7:30 pm on April 8. Winners will be drawn at random, one item per person. You will be contacted if you're a winner for pickup at TBE or local delivery.

To join the Environment and Climate Change Action Team or learn more, contact Marta Karlov or Aleeza Hoffert, or join our monthly meeting on the fourth Wednesday of the month. 

To join the Social Action Committee or learn more, contact Sherie Sondel, Marcia Vandercook,  or Aleeza Hoffert, or join our monthly meeting on the first Thursday of the month.


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