Greening Group

Guided by Jewish values, we work to foster an environmental awareness in the AA community. We invite you to lend a hand with our gardening initiatives, support our recycling ventures, collaborate on environmental issues, work to preserve our amazing urban forest setting, maintain the daffodil garden in memory of children who died in the Holocaust, and more. For more information about the Greening Group, contact the committee chair: Myrtle Lewin (

Jewish tradition commands us to be responsible stewards of the Earth. Ahavath Achim Synagogue embraces L'Ovdah Ul'Shomrah (to plant and protect) and Bal Tashchit (one should neither destroy nor waste), principles underlying a modern Jewish understanding of sustainability. Ahavath Achim synagogue will model and promote these mitzvot and behaviors. Ahavath Achim pledges to consider these principles, along with other considerations including economic factors, during decision-making processes related to (but not limited to) the following:  Construction and renovation; Energy and water usage; Use of pesticides and herbicides; Procurement and purchases; Catering; and Disposal of materials.

Ahavath Achim recycles many materials, such as cardboard, metal, plastic, paper and glass. Our weekly Kiddush lunch utilizes 100% compostable serve-ware: cups, plates, napkins, utensils. We are proud to utilize the CompostNow weekly pick-up service.