A change of climate

May 22, 2019 by Community newsdesk
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Sydney’s Emanuel Synagogue is to present a special event, Acting on Climate Change. featuring a conversation between the former Liberal leader DrJohn Hewson and Rabbi Jeffrey B. Kamins, Senior Rabbi of Emanuel Synagogue.

Dr John Hewson

This is a special opportunity to reflect on the important problem of climate change; one of the central issues of the recent Australian Federal Election.

Dr Hewson’s political career included seven years as a ministerial advisor and a further eight years as the Federal Member for Wentworth in the Federal Parliament. He was Shadow Finance Minister, Shadow Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Industry and Commerce, then Leader of the Liberal Party and Federal Coalition in Opposition for four years. Dr John Hewson is also one of Australia’s most experienced economists, financial experts and company directors.

Dr Hewson has been committed to environmental issues since meeting former US vice president and climate campaigner Al Gore and has had direct involvement in ventures including a waste recycling and methane extraction facility in Sydney. Hehas a long involvement with the issue of climate change and presently Chairs the Asset Owners’Disclosure Project that surveys, rates and ranks the world’s largest asset owners in terms of their management of climate risk.Among other Board positions, he is Chair of the Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia and BioEnergy Australia, a member of the National Standing Committee on Energy and the Environment, and Patron of the Australian Smart Energy Council.

Rabbi Kamins stated: “Climate change is the single greatest challenge facing humanity today. We are delighted to have the opportunity to hear from one of Australia’s most experienced and eloquent voices about this issue to share his knowledge on how we can create a sustainable future”.

The event will take place at Emanuel Synagogue on Sunday June 2nd from 5:00pm-6:30pm,

7 Ocean Street, Woollahra. Bookings essential – Emanuel members and under 18: free (donations welcome), Non-members $25.

Bookings: https://tinyurl.com/hewsontalk


One Response to “A change of climate”
  1. michael Burd says:

    Gimme a Break what a joke who ever is running this Sydney Loony ‘Greens’ Synagogue , you guys lost the election its called democracy , alleged man made climate change was not the issue get over it ! of course you invite former Liberals like Hewson , Turnbull will be next no doubt . They say we are Jews are our own worst enemies , How bloody True !!

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