Environmental Impact




“Do not destroy My world, for if you do, there will be nobody after you to make it right again.” – Midrash Ecclesiastes Rabbah 7:13


RAC-NY Climate Covenant Bond Act Webinar, Zoom

Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm


REGISTER NOW:  Join leaders from Westchester Reform Temple and Reform congregations around the state for a virtual meeting on October 12th, at 7:30-8:30 p.m., to learn about the Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Bond Act, New York’s first public referendum on an environmental bond proposal in more than 25 years, which will appear on the ballot in November. We need your help to build support!  Register here and join us during Sukkot to reaffirm our mutual commitment to protect our world for future generations.


Advocate for Green Legislation

RAC-NY is urging New York Legislatures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from buildings.  To learn more click here and write an email to your legislator.


WRT is committed to being a leader in sustainability and green practices

Our facilities: The WRT building and campus have won numerous awards for design and sustainability and is one of the first synagogues in the country to build in accordance with green standards.  In 2011, WRT was awarded a Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) certification.

Zero Waste:  To further embody the value of Tikkun Olam, WRT strives to be a zero-waste facility. We make great efforts to avoid producing any landfill waste through temple activities by using only reusable or compostable serveware, work closely with families, caterers, and vendors to use durable (or compostable) serveware, divert all food scraps into our composting program, and recycle.

Become informed and get involved:  To learn more about our building and sustainable initiatives, review our Green Facts or email us at zerowaste@wrtemple.org.  We hope to partner with you in our efforts to be responsible keepers of our world.


The Religious Action Center Climate Covenant

The Religious Action Center – New York (RAC-NY) has announced that its number one priority this year is Climate Change and will be launching its initiative Climate Covenant: A RAC-NY Campaign to Combat Climate Change.  The RAC-NY recognizes that climate change effects all aspects of our every day lives – the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat and communities of color suffer the worst consequences.  To learn more, visit RAC-NY Climate Covenant.