The Green Chaverim
The mission of the Green Chaverim is to fulfill the Jewish imperative of tikkun olam (repairing the world) by encouraging environmental stewardship within the congregation and promoting environmental awareness among the greater OPT community.
The Green Chaverim promotes sustainable Temple operations to reduce its impact on the environment, provides outreach and education about local environmental issues, and engages congregants in projects to raise environmental awareness.
Hands on Harvest
Looking for another way to connect with Mother Earth this summer? Join us in the garden! Sign up for a day this summer to help tend and harvest from the garden. Come as a family or invite your Chavurah or group to sign up for “Hands on Harvest” days.
When you sign up, you’ll come to the garden at OPT (on Berkshire) on a Sunday or once during that week. At your Hands on Harvest that day, your job might include staking plants, weeding, harvesting, and taking in the sights and smells of the summer bounty. You’ll deliver your harvest to the Oak Park & River Forest Food Pantry, and even keep some for yourself to enjoy.
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join the green chaverim
Oak Park Temple has an active agenda of improving the environment in and around our synagogue--doing our part with tikkun olam--"repairing the world.” OPT’s Green Chaverim leads the way in providing education about current environmental issues, introducing composting to our congregation, and researching and presenting energy efficient recommendations for our aging building.
In addition to the garden projects, we host a holiday dinner each year prepared by members of our committee. Such fun! We can’t accomplish this important work without the help of volunteers. You can participate on any level given your schedule.
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Green chaverim projects
Our Chaverim is active and dedicated committee in and around OPT. Here are some of the projects we will work on this year.
plant a tree in israel
You can now buy a tree in Israel and help the congregation at the same time. The Jewish United Fund is partnering with Oak Park Temple to make it easier to make donations, support Israel and help the planet.
By using this link when you want to plant trees in Israel in honor or memory of a friend, loved one or special occasion, you will benefit OPT as well. For each online donation using this link, OPT will receive 20% in return.
The 20% proceeds will go toward OPT’s Green Chaverim committee who will reinvest the funds to benefit members of OPT in many ways.
The purpose of the Oak Park Temple Environment Committee is to fulfill the Jewish imperative of tikkun olam (repairing the world) by encouraging environmental stewardship within the congregation and promoting environmental awareness among the greater OPT community.
The Green Chaverim promote sustainable Temple operations to reduce its impact on the environment, provide outreach and education to the congregation about environmental opportunities, and engage congregants in projects to raise environmental awareness.