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Greening Sustainable Synagogues

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PDF icon Greening Sustainable Synagogues: Resources for helping your congregation become shomrei adamah

In this resource guide, Rabbis Fred Dobb and Nathan Martin present a plethora of resources to help congregations become shomrei adamah - responsible guardians of the Earth. 

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