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Rabbi Lawrence Troster
Eco-Theologian, Educator and Environmental Activist
Rabbi Lawrence Troster is one of this country’s leading Jewish eco-theologians and religious environmental leaders. He is the founder and coordinator of Shomrei Breishit: Rabbis and Cantors For the Earth and the Rabbinic Scholar-in-Residence of GreenFaith the interfaith environmental coalition in New Jersey and the former creator and director of the GreenFaith’s Fellowship program. He is also a member of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project Leadership Corps and Rabbi-in-Residence at the Rabbi-in-Residence, Berry Forum for Ecological Dialogue at Iona College. Rabbi Troster was also the Rabbinic Advisor for Hazon and Rabbinic Fellow for the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL).
He has published numerous articles and has lectured widely on eco-theology, bio-ethics, and Judaism and modern science. He received his B.A. from the University of Toronto and his M.A. and rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary. He was recently given an honorary Doctor of Divinity by JTS for his more than 25 years of rabbinic service. He is also pursuing a D. Min. in Ecological Ministries at Drew Theological School.
Rabbi Troster was recently honored by the Temple of Understanding, one of the oldest worldwide interfaith organizations, as an Interfaith Visionary.