Environmental Action

May is National Bike Month

“When keeping the body in health and vigor, one walks in the way of God.”  Maimonides, Mishneh Torah, Hilchot Deot 4:1

As the weather warms, it’s time to get out of your car and tune up your bicycle. Bike to work, the store, or just for exercise. It’s good for our environment, may improve your health, and can surely save you some money.

Bike to Work Day is
Thursday, May 11th in Sonoma County   http://www.bikesonoma.org/btwd/

National Bike to Work Week is May 15–19   http://www.bikeleague.org/ programs/bikemonth/

For more information about bicycling in Sonoma County, visit:

The Passover Haggadah for Environmental Justice


We are invited to use this Haggadah companion to remind ourselves how Jewish tradition teaches us to care for all living things of the earth and all of our neighbors.
Use this adapted service either as a companion to your favorite Haggadah or as an independent Haggadah.  It focuses on the frame of climate change and the celebration of our earth, as it relates to the agricultural celebration of Pesach.


Every Day is Yom Mazon (Food Day)

Learn about Food Day and important reasons to avoid genetically modified foods (GMOs), as they have had specific changes introduced into their DNA by genetic engineering techniques.  Every day is an opportunity to be mindful about what you are feeding yourself and your family!



CST’s Greener Waste Management Program

As Guardians of the Torah (Shomrei Torah), we are implicitly Shomrei Adamah (Guardians of the Earth).  The Torah commands us to be good stewards and though it’s not easy to be green, if we each do our part, CST will become a lot greener and a little closer to becoming a zero waste synagogue! The information sheet provides all the information you need. Questions? Contact Susan Richter,  susanrichter@earthlink.net or Rick Reisman, rickcath@sonic.net

Waste Management Program

CST Guide to Locally Grown & Produced Food

Food Guide Cover GraphicEco-friendly food choices for healthy, conscious, ethical eating… How fortunate we are here in Sonoma County, close to such a bounty of foods! We can help sustain our community, decrease our carbon footprint and get fresher and healthier products when we:
• Buy locally grown products at farmer’s markets or from neighborhood groceries;
• Eat organic to reduce the use of pesticides;
• Eat with the seasons;
Consider joining CST’s CSA.

CST Guide to Locally Grown & Produced Food / PDF 

Things You Can Do To Save The Environment Around You

A compilation of environmental tips for use at home and in the community. These have appeared monthly in The Voice since October 2007.

Click here to download CST’s Environmental Tips Booklet