Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb

Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb (RRC ’97) has served his entire rabbinic career at Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation in Bethesda, Md. He is chair of the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life, and serves on the boards of Interfaith Power and Light, and the National Religious Partnership for the Environment. Fred, his spouse Minna and their two children live in Washington, D.C.


activists (incl. Rabbi Fred Dobb) in front of White House with banner reading "Witness for Climate & Creation"

The Jewish Basis for Environmentalism

Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb outlines the five pillars that serve as a base for the Jewish environmental movement: sufficiency (dayenu), resilience (kehillah), responsibility (akhrayut), justice (tzedek) and hope (tikvah).

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