Throughout Jewish Baltimore, dozens of organizations have come together to create the local version of what has been coined in other communities as "a little book with a big mission.”  The Baltimore Green & Just Celebrations Guide helps families in our area celebrate weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs and other simchas in ways that reflect Jewish values about environmental stewardship and social justice.

Baltimore Green & Just Celebrations Guide Committee members celebrated the launch of the Guide a few days before Rosh Hashanah 5773 on September 11, 2012.
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Through the print and online versions of the Guide, you learn how to:

· Make purchasing choices in ways that are mindful of social and environmental impact

· Delve into Jewish teachings about justice and sustainability

· Read the stories of others who have made creative green and just choices for their own celebrations

Download the online version of the Guide here>>


Pikesville Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton –
Baltimore North/Pikesville
1726 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville • Maryland
Tel: 410-653-1100

Downtown Hilton Baltimore
401 West Pratt Street
Baltimore • Maryland
Tel: 443-573-8700

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Major support provided by the Zanvyl and Isabelle Kreiger Fund, Marjorie Roswell

Chai Sponsors Jonathan Finkelstein, Ruthanne Kaufman

Sponsors Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin and Rabbi Avram Reisner, Jo-Ann Orlinsky, Delegate Dana Stein and Margaret Presley-Stein

Supporters Nature Jems, Margie Simon, Robin Kantor, Marcie Levenstein, Nina Storch, Diane Wacks

Take the pledge to make use of the Baltimore Green & Just Celebrations Guide by clicking on the button below!

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We encourage you to list your company or organization to highlight its Green and Just practices for the thousands of families expected to use the guide annually in both its print and online editions.

For more information and to order printed copies of the Guide, please contact:
American Jewish Congress
Maryland Chapter
3723 Old Court Rd #205
Baltimore, MD  21208
410-484-8863 (phone)
410-484-0161 (fax)

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This Guide was inspired by the "Green and Just Celebrations Guides" published in Washington, D.C. by Jews United for Justice and in California by the Progressive Jewish Alliance. We are grateful for their assistance and support, and for allowing us to reprint portions of those guides.