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Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin 

Baltimore food and faith project

Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin was ordained in 1988 by the Jewish Theological Seminary and is the director of the Baltimore Jewish Environmental Network (BJEN) at the Pearlstone Conference and Retreat Center. She most recently served as general consultant to COEJL, the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (2007–2009). Both organizations are dedicated to promoting environmental advocacy, ethics and behavior within the Jewish community and beyond. She is immediate past director of Jewish Life at the JCC of Greater Baltimore.

Rabbi Cardin serves on the boards of Chana, a Jewish organization that assists the victims of domestic violence, Hillel of Towson University, the Jewish Museum of Maryland, the Irvine Nature Center and the Foundation for Spirituality and Medicine. For five years, Rabbi Cardin was the editor of Sh'ma, a journal of Jewish responsibility. She is the author of A Tapestry of Jewish Time, a spiritual guide to the holidays and lifecycles, and Tears of Sorrow, Seeds of Hope, a spiritual companion to infertility and pregnancy loss, among other books, writings and articles.