College students interned at COEJL
and participated in Waskow's rituals, but they wanted more direct involvement in change work.
COEJL director Mark Jacobs testified before Congress in support of increasing vehicle fuel economy standards.
The National Council of Churches (NCC), working with COEJL, created the Interfaith Climate Change Network, which describes global warming as "a matter of justice ...
For them to promote social-justice work in a Jewish context is a very good way to accomplish that, too." Elizabeth Greenstein, who until recently worked at the Nathan Cummings Foundation, says that "groups like COEJL
are attracting people who wouldn't walk into Hillel or join synagogues."
Action Alert: Help Save Remaining Old Growth Forests in the Pacific Northwest," January 21, 2000.