Courtney Cooperman

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Courtney Cooperman (she/her) is a 2020-2021 Eisendrath Legislative Assistant at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. She grew up in Short Hills, N.J., as a member of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun.

From Pain to Purpose: Mourning for the Earth on Tishah B’Av

Courtney Cooperman
July 6, 2021
On Tishah B’Av, as we grieve for the Earth and the countless lives lost to climate change, we must also harness our power to limit the scale of future tragedy. Even as we feel the effects of climate change in our daily lives, we still have the chance to stave off worst-case scenarios.

Four Cups of Wine: A Climate and Environmental Justice Haggadah Insert

Courtney Cooperman
Each Passover, we join together to drink four cups of wine to represent the promises of freedom that God made to the Israelites in Egypt. This Passover we will make four new promises: to mitigate, adapt, protect, and conserve. As we welcome Elijah for a fifth cup of wine, we will also welcome a commitment to climate action and environmental justice, in order to promote the health of our earth and all its inhabitants.