Applying Jewish Wisdom /
When it launched last year, Dayenu became the first national Jewish organization solely dedicated to confronting the climate crisis. Led by Rabbi Jennie Rosenn, Dayenu had an impressive first year. The initiative engaged Jews of all generations in a national get-out-the-vote effort that targeted climate-concerned voters in key states and seeded 43 “Dayenu Circles” (groups that meet regularly to advance climate policies) in 15 states across the country. Dayenu also reached tens of thousands through events and speaking engagements and developed a long roster of partnerships with other organizations working in the climate space and Jewish community groups poised to lend attention and support. With this additional funding from RPF, Dayenu will build on its early success engaging the Jewish community in making meaningful systemic change to address the climate crisis and supporting Jews to grapple with what it means to live, parent, and come of age in this perilous time.