On Friday, May 20, Or Emet will host a Shabbat service followed by a program highlighting Fresh Energy’s work in Minnesota. The service, led by Eva Cohen, Or Emet’s ritual leader and a Humanistic rabbi-in-training, will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Barry Family Campus of the Minnesota JCC, 4330 South Cedar Lake Rd., St. Louis Park. 

J. Drake Hamilton

J. Drake Hamilton

Following the service, J. Drake Hamilton, senior director of science policy for Fresh Energy, will give a presentation about how the organization is working toward carbon reduction and development of clean energy solutions in the state. Fresh Energy’s mission is to shape and drive bold policy solutions for achieving equitable, carbon-neutral economies. Their vision is a just, prosperous and resilient clean energy future where all can thrive. 

Hamilton is an expert in climate and energy policy at the state and national levels. Her responsibilities include advancing clean energy solutions to global warming that will maximize economic opportunities. She has represented Fresh Energy at six global climate summits. 

In 2021 she spent three weeks at the Glasgow, Scotland, climate summit, where she addressed two global audiences along with five Midwesterners. She appears frequently in the media, including television, Minnesota Public Radio, The Washington Post and The New York Times.

All attendees must wear a mask and show proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test. Those who cannot attend in person may join over Zoom. Please register in advance here

Or Emet’s events and programs may change per CDC and state guidelines during the pandemic. All updates and changes will be posted in Or Emet’s events calendar.

Or Emet is a secular congregation celebrating and honoring Jewish culture, history and values from a humanistic, inclusive perspective. For more information about Or Emet, email info@oremet.org or visit oremet.org.

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