The exact meaning of Chavura is somewhat elusive in English, but many resources will tell you that the word is frequently translated as “fellowship.” Eco Chavura is a fellowship of Temple Sholom congregants working to create a sacred community of environmental stewards. Our ultimate goal is to develop “green” conscience for the community, which we initiated through participation in the GreenFaith Certification Program.
The GreenFaith program is comprehensive; to attain certification, religious organizations must reach a number of goals within two years of entering the program. These goals range from reducing the environmental impact of day-to-day operations to raising awareness about the profound environmental justice issues affecting our society. With a dedicated team of members, clergy and staff, Eco Chavura earned its GreenFaith Certification in 2015.