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Climate activist to speak  

Comedian and climate activist Josh Burstein is to speak at the Tikkun Olam Shabbat at Congregation Shalom, May 17 at 6 p.m.  

Burstein is an Emmy Award winner and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Burstein will speak at 6 p.m., after the 4:30 showing of “The Last Glimpse,” a documentary about the Maldives, an island-nation threatened by rising sea levels and the deterioration of its coral reef barrier.   

Burstein will introduce the film, then hold a question-and-answer session.   

Burstein has toured with Wisconsin’s Charlie Berens and performs in live comedy venues in New York and Los Angeles. He writes, interviews and produces “U Need To Know This,” a comedic roundup of the week’s top stories from the news site Mashable, and other late-night-style shows centered around social issues.  

The Tikkun Olam Shabbat is hosted by Congregation Shalom’s Social Action Committee, Dayenu Circle and Voices for Justice. At a “green” Oneg Shabbat following services, there will be tables featuring nonprofit organizations. A catered meal during the film is available for a fee, with registration. Shalom families will offer no-bake desserts, as part of a green theme.    

For further information contact the Congregation Shalom office at 414-352-9288 or Or visit