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Ellen Bernstein is currently the director of the Jewish Continuity Initiative of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and director of Philadelphia's Israel 50. She is founder of and former director of the Shomrei Adamah, Keepers of the Earth, the first Jewish educational organization dedicated to exploring the relationship between human and nature. Bernstein is editor of Ecology & the Jewish Spirit: Where Nature & the Sacred Meet (Jewish Lights, 1997) and the author of several other publications produced by Shomrei Adamah. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1975 with a bachelor's degree in conservation of natural resources; has a masters degree in biology/psychology and continues her education in Jewish studies at Gratz College and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.


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