Jewish groups protest climate change in New York

Jewish groups on Sunday protested rising sea levels caused by the burning of fossil fuels. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( More than 100 Jewish groups took to the streets of New York City on Sunday in a protest on climate change.

An estimated 400,000 people participated in the event dubbed “People’s Climate March," demanding that world leaders take action on the rise of sea levels caused by the burning of fossil fuels.

The protest took place amid this week's 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, which this year also includes the Climate Summit on Sept. 23.

Jewish protesters blasted the shofar ahead of Rosh Hashanah and held Yiddish signs.

"There have been enough studies and talking and debating. We need to take action now [and] it’s up to us to make it happen," Jewish rare books dealer and protester Dan Wyman told the Forward.

Posted on September 22, 2014 .