This program began because the St. Louis JCRC was looking for a program in the domestic issues/social justice realm that would be appealing to teens and felt that the environment was the area that most engaged younger member of the Jewish community. A small group of teens with a background and interest in environmental issues was identified and asked to be part of the first JEI Teen Group committee. The primary project for the teens in the first year was researching and creating a PowerPoint focused on ways that area synagogues could become more green. The next year, the teens are put together a similar PowerPoint focused on the dangers of polystyrene/Styrofoam as well as a native plant sale.
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