Environmental Action

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.


Community Involvement Days


The Environmental Action Committee has been sponsoring an annual Community Involvement Day for the past seven years: five times at the Santa Rosa Creek and twice at the Laguna Wetlands Preserve (when we decided to work the creek on alternate years).

This year, we’re trying something new and featuring two organizations, Pepperwood Preserve and the Sonoma Ecology Center.  Both have scheduled volunteer days which are open to the public.

These two organizations, in addition to the environmental projects to maintain their properties, also offer walks and other public educational opportunities.

Pepperwood Preserve has a regularly scheduled volunteer day on the first Saturday of each month. Sonoma Ecology Center has twice-a-month Thursday workdays.

Sign up for one of these organization’s volunteer opportunities.  And when you do, please contact  CSTEnvironmentalAction@gmail.com to let us know of your intention to volunteer.  We hope to see you there.

The goal of the Community Involvement Day has always been to encourage CST members to volunteer regularly during the year, not just during our annual CST event. Throughout the year, check this website to find new environmental projects to practice tikkun olam within Sonoma County.  TODAH RABAH!

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