Shomrei Adamah

The mission of Shomrei Adamah is to humanize and support the people most affected by coastal erosion. We do this by partnering with coastal communities and by providing members of the Touro community with opportunities to reflect on our individual and collective impact on the environment and to take actions that promote environmental preservation and protection.
Shomrei leads service projects on the coast, hosts environmental Shabbats at Touro, organizes educational programs for the congregation as a whole and for Sunday School, and facilitates environmental projects at the synagogue.

To learn more or get involved please email David Shepard at


  • Environmental Shabbat (Friday, January 18): After each quarterly environmental Shabbat, congregational dinner is served on real dishware instead of disposable dishware. In order to make this possible, email Lisa Herman at to volunteer to help wash dishes.
  • Religious School Nature Day (Sunday, January 20): Yom Teva (Nature Day) is Shomrei Adamah’s annual religious school field trip. To help chaperone this year’s trip to the Audubon Nature Center, email Heather Glass at
  • Avodah Tree-Planting Project (Sunday, January 20): Join Avodah and the New Orleans Jewish community from 8:30 to 3:00 for a tree-planting project in the marshes in the Maurepas/Manchac area. A flyer is attached, and you can register here.
  • Carbon Offset Office Hours (Thursday, January 24): Join expert Sarah Mack from 6:00 to 7:00 at Touro to learn how corporations and individuals can purchase carbon offsets to offset their environmental impact. You will also have the opportunity to calculate your own carbon footprint. RSVP here.