Dayenu Circles

ABOUT CIRCLES

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Dayenu Circles — small groups of people working on climate action — are a way for you to make powerful, positive change with a Jewish voice. Together with just a few friends or community members, you can join or create a Dayenu Circle.

Trainings

Taking Down Goliath is our Jewish Climate Organizing Training for Dayenu Circle leaders, members, and prospective leaders. Our next training for 17-32 year olds begins in January 2024.

RESOURCES

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Check out our library of resources, including Dayenu Principles, a sample meeting agenda, and other Jewish resources. Dayenu Circle leaders also get access to our popular quarterly newsletter, the Dayenu Circular!

FIND A DAYENU CIRCLE NEAR YOU

There are over 100 prospective or active Dayenu Circles across the United States and Canada. Check back as new Circles are added regularly. Don’t see your Circle listed? Let us know here.

If you’re considering gathering with friends and neighbors to launch your own circle, please fill out the Dayenu Circle interest form so we can be in touch.

College students: click here to find Dayenu on your campus!

CALIFORNIA

Northern California

Berkeley Hillel Dayenu Circle
Berkeley, CA
Contact: Rae Blackbird, [email protected]

Beth Am Dayenu Circle
Los Altos Hills, CA
Contact: Jeff Wolfeld, [email protected]

Coastside Dayenu Circle
Half Moon Bay, CA
Contact: Rabbi Moshe Heyn, [email protected]

Congregation Beth Emek Dayenu Circle
Pleasanton, CA
Contact: Edina Adler, [email protected]

Congregation Sherith Israel Dayenu Circle
San Francisco, CA
Contact: Carol Kingsley and Nancy Sheftel-Gomes, co-chairs, [email protected]

Congregation Shir Ami Dayenu Circle
Castro Valley, CA
Contact: Ruth Hartman, [email protected]

Dayenu Circle at The Orchard
Los Altos Hills, CA
Contact: Emma Goss, [email protected]

Dayenu Circle of Jewish Silicon Valley
Los Gatos, CA
Contact: Shannon Brown, [email protected]

Netivot Shalom Climate Tzedek
Berkeley, CA
Contact: Laura Callen, [email protected]

Or Shalom Jewish Community Dayenu Circle
San Francisco, CA
Contact: Debbie Benrubi and Madeleine Levin, [email protected]

Peninsula Temple Beth El Dayenu Circle/Rodfei Tzedek
San Mateo, CA
Contact: Nancy Schneider, [email protected]

Rodef Sholom Dayenu Circle
San Rafael, CA
Contact: Rabbi Elana Rosen-Brown, [email protected]

Temple Beth El Social Justice Committee & Green Team
Aptos, CA
Contact: Bob and Michele Kibrick, [email protected]

The Kitchen Dayenu Circle
San Francisco, CA
Contact: Louis Blumberg, [email protected]

Southern California

Brawerman Fellows Dayenu Circle
Los Angeles, CA, and remote
Contact: Leigh Evans, [email protected]

Ikar Green Action Dayenu Circle

Los Angeles, CA
Contact: Brooke Wirtschafter, [email protected]
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Leo Baeck Dayenu Circle
Los Angeles, CA
Contact: Brian Rose, [email protected]

Los Angeles County Dayenu Circle
Los Angeles, CA
Contact: Jamie Perlman, [email protected]

Nefesh Dayenu Circle
Los Angeles, CA
Contact: Sasha Perry, [email protected]

COLORADO

Colorado Jewish Climate Action, a Dayenu Circle
Denver, CO
Contact: Moshe Kornfeld, [email protected]

Congregation Nevei Kodesh Sparks Dayenu Circle
Boulder, Colorado
Contact: Avi Edwards, [email protected]

Ekar Farm Dayenu Circle
Denver, CO
Contact: Eliana Rusk, [email protected]

Har Hashem Dayenu Circle
Boulder, CO
Contact: Diana Lane: [email protected]

CONNECTICUT

Mishkan Israel Dayenu Circle
Hamden, CT
Contact: Allan Hillman, [email protected]

Temple Bnai Israel Dayenu Circle
Willimantic, CT
Contact: Rabbi Jeremy Schwartz, [email protected]

FLORIDA

Temple Judea Dayenu Circle
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Contact: Rabbi Yaron Kapitulnik, [email protected]

GEORGIA

Jewish Climate Action Network-Georgia
Atlanta, GA
Contact: Joanna Kobylivker, [email protected]

TBT’s Dayenu Circle
Roswell, GA
Contact: Rabbi Alexandria Shuval-Weiner, [email protected]

INDIANA

Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation Adamah Dayenu Circle
Indianapolis, IN
Contact: Alex Slabosky, [email protected]

Illinois

Beth Emet Dayenu Circle
Evanston, IL
Contact: Sharon Smaller, [email protected]

Chicago EcoJews Dayenu Circle
Chicago, IL
Contact: Gabby Plotkin, [email protected]

MARYLAND

Jewish Climate Action Network DMV / Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA)
Washington, D.C.
Contact: Noam Shapiro, [email protected]

MASSACHUSETTS

Climateers Dayenu Circle at Temple B’nai Brith
Somerville, MA
Contact: Marya Axner, [email protected]

Congregation Dorshei Tzedek Dayenu Circle
West Newton, MA
Contact: Gail Pressberg, [email protected]

Congregation Shir Tikva Dayenu Circle
Wayland, MA
Contact: Max Klau, [email protected]

Green Shul Dayenu Circle / Pononakanet Climate Justice Circle
Wellfleet, MA
Contact: Harriet Korim, [email protected]

Hebrew College Dayenu Circle
Newton Centre, MA
Contact: Akiva Nelson, [email protected]

Kavod Dayenu Circle
Boston, MA
Contact: Annie Fortnow, [email protected]

TBZ Dayenu Circle
Brookline, MA
Contacts: Stephane Acel-Green, [email protected] and Felicia Kazer, [email protected]

Temple Beth Sholom Dayenu Circle
Framingham, MA
Contact: Dinah Moeller, [email protected]

Temple Emanu-El Dayenu Circle
Haverhill, MA
Contact: Karen Godek, [email protected]

Temple Israel of Boston’s Dayenu Circle
Boston, MA
Contact: Tali Puterman, [email protected]

Temple Ohabei Shalom Dayenu Circle
Boston, MA
Contact: Lawrence Green, [email protected]

Western Massachusetts Dayenu Circle
Northampton, MA
Contact: Joyce Samet, [email protected]

MICHIGAN

Jewish Alliance for Food, Land and Justice – Dayenu Circle
Ann Arbor, MI
Contact: Carole Caplan-Sosin, [email protected]

Temple Beth Emeth Dayenu Circle
Ann Arbor, MI
Contact: Cathy Marshall, [email protected]

MINNESOTA

Beth El Dayenu Circle
Minneapolis, MN
Contact: Nancy Goldfarb, [email protected]

Mt. Zion Temple Dayenu Circle
St. Paul, MN
Contact: Leslie Martin, [email protected]

NEW hampshire

Upper Valley (NH/VT) Dayenu Circle
Hanover, NH
Contact: Talia Manning, [email protected]

NEW JERSEY

Bnai Keshet Dayenu Circle
Montclair, NJ
Contact: Stephanie Greenwood, [email protected]

NEW YORK

Bronx Jews for Climate Action
Bronx, NY
Contact: Jack Gorman, [email protected]

Brooklyn Heights Dayenu Circle
Brooklyn, NY
Contact: Sara Horowitz, [email protected]

CBE Dayenu Circle
Brooklyn, NY
Contact: Lisa Cowan, [email protected]

Dayenu Circle of Nassau County
Hosted by Merrick Jewish Centre

Contact: Lauren Krueger and Rebecca Calzontzi, [email protected]

Dayenu Dutchess
Poughkeepsie, NY
Contact: Susan Karnes Hecht, [email protected]

Dayenu in the Heights
New York, NY (Washington Heights)
Contact: Jessica Thompson, [email protected]

Dayenu Rockland Westchester
White Plains & Nyack, NY
Contact: Bob Schloss, [email protected]
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HUC (Hebrew Union College) Dayenu Circle
New York, NY
Contact: Heather Shore, [email protected]

NEW YORK (cont.)

Jewish Theological Seminary Dayenu Circle
New York, NY
Contact: Ilana Sandberg, [email protected]

Shomrei Ha’Adamah Upper West Side Dayenu Circle
New York, NY
Rachel Landsberg, [email protected]

Temple B’rith Kodesh Dayenu Circle
Rochester, NY
Contact: Amy Kahn, [email protected]

Temple Shaaray Tefila Dayenu Circle
New York, NY
Contacts: Susan Wine Bender, [email protected] and William Lehman, [email protected]

Village Temple Dayenu Circle
NY, NY (Greenwich Village)
Contact: [email protected]

North carolina
Raleigh / Cary Dayenu Circle
Raleigh, NC
Contact: Anya Gordon, [email protected] 
 
OHIO

Greater Cleveland Dayenu Circle
Cleveland, OH
Contacts: Mimi Plevin-Foust, [email protected] and Harry Lader, [email protected]

OREGON

Beit Am Sustainability Committee Dayenu Circle
Corvallis, OR
Contact: [email protected]

Climate Action Committee of the Jewish Community Relations and Public Affairs Council, Jewish Federation of Greater Portland
Portland, OR
Contact: Brian Romer, [email protected]

Dayenu Circle Project of the Tikkun Olam Committee at Temple Beth Israel
Eugene, OR
Contact: Cameron Hubbe, [email protected]

Rose City Dayenu Circle
Portland, OR
Contact: Judi Soloway, [email protected]

PENNSYLVANIA

Dayenu Circle @ Kehilat HaNahar
New Hope, PA (Bucks and Mercer Counties)

Contact: Rabbi Jonah Rank, [email protected]

Drexel U. Dayenu Circle
Philadelphia, PA
Contact: Atara Saunders, [email protected]

Penn Hillel Dayenu Circle
Philadelphia, PA
Contact: Alana Schreibman, [email protected]

vermont

Upper Valley (NH/VT) Dayenu Circle
Hanover, NH
Contact: Talia Manning, [email protected]

VIRGINIA

Temple Rodef Shalom Dayenu Circle
Falls Church, VA
Contacts: Lawrence MacDonald, Wendy Cohen, [email protected]

WASHINGTON

Congregation Beth Israel Dayenu Circle
Bellingham, WA
Contact: Corinne Gimbel-Levine, [email protected]

Kavana Dayenu Circle
Seattle, WA
Contacts: Rachel Doyle and Rachel Strickman, [email protected]

Temple Beth El Dayenu Circle
Tacoma, WA
Contact: Jason Berkowitz, [email protected]

Temple Beth Hatfiloh Dayenu Circle
Olympia, WA
Contact: Barak Gale, [email protected]

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Jewish Climate Action Network DMV / Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA)
Washington, D.C.
Contact: Noam Shapiro, [email protected]

Tifereth Israel Congregation Dayenu Circle
Washington, DC
Contact: Carla Ellern, [email protected]

WISCONSIN

Madison Dayenu Circle
Madison, WI
Contact: Nancy Resnick, [email protected], and Cynthia Hirsch, [email protected]

Shalom Dayenu Circle
Milwaukee, WI
Contact: David Wolfson, [email protected]

Jewish Students for Climate Justice
Madison, WI
Contact: Savannah Lipinski, [email protected]

canada

Shoresh Dayenu Circle
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Contact: Allie Shier, [email protected]

Winnipeg Dayenu Circle
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Contact: Sunny Enkin Lewis, [email protected]

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Brown University
Providence, RI
Contact: Anna Dubey, [email protected]

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Contact: Atara Saunders, [email protected]

Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT
Contact: Joshua Glucksman, [email protected]

Muhlenberg College
Allentown, PA
Contact: Harli Strauss-Cohn,
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Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA
Contact: Julia Stern, [email protected]

University of California – Berkeley

Berkeley, CA
Contact: Rae Blackbird, [email protected]

University of Delaware
Newark, DE
Contact: Joshua Koppel, [email protected]

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Contact: Alana Schreibman, [email protected]

University of Wisconsin – Madison
Madison, WI

Contact: Savannah Lipinski, [email protected]

Resources

Dayenu Circles—small groups of people working on climate action—are a way for you to make powerful, positive change with a Jewish voice. Together with just a few friends, fellow community members, or neighbors you can join or create a Dayenu Circle that can be your homebase for climate action.

Here are a few resources to help you join or start a Dayenu Circle:

💡 WHAT IS A DAYENU CIRCLE, AND WHY SHOULD I START ONE?
🚀 LAUNCHING YOUR DAYENU CIRCLE
🙌 YOUR FIRST DAYENU CIRCLE MEETING
✊🏾 JUSTICE, EQUITY AND INCLUSION IN A DAYENU CIRCLE
📜 DAYENU PRINCIPLES

If you’re ready to launch your Circle, make sure to fill out a Dayenu Circle interest form so we can be in touch.

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