THIS YEAR, PUT THE ISSUE ON THE (SEDER) TABLE.
Climate change is happening. The best science tells us that if we get to 2030 and haven’t fundamentally changed the way our society and civilisation functions, it may be too late to avoid the worst. Our world is warming and our food, air and lives are at risk.
WHY AN ICE BLOCK?
Brave questions are the crux of Judaism and Pesach - the Festival of Freedom. As the late Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks taught: ‘Liberty means freedom of the mind, not just of the body’. Slowing and reversing global warming needs us to free our minds and ask the biggest questions we ever have - not only about the way we live, but about the actions governments and corporations must take to fix this.
Pesach is also about reflecting on what the Jewish People have experienced each generation - bechol dor va’dor - and our vision for the future. After all the Jewish People have sacrificed and preserved, we must now act boldly if we are to enjoy future generations of seders together in peace and health.
SO WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT AT MY SEDER?
- Place an ice block on your seder table this year for all to see and get the conversation going.
- Download the resource on this page for seder activity and conversation ideas.
- Invite everyone you know to do the same!
HOW TO PREPARE YOUR ICE BLOCK
- Find an ice block maker, or a small container (plastic/rubber releases ice better than glass)
- Fill it with water
- Place the container in the freezer
- Place the ice block on a dish or platter on the seder table for all to see.
Visit JCN's Instagram for ice block tips, tricks and pitfalls.
If you want to learn more about climate change in preparation for your seder, visit the Climate Council resource page.