Agata Kaplon was born and grew up in Poland. She graduated from the University of Wroclaw, where she studied sociology and philosophy. She also studied in Austria and Germany, where she researched migrant pathways and biographies, which later became the focus of her Ph.D. thesis. Currently, Agata lives in Berlin and works as the Project Coordinator of Jews Go Green, an environmental project of the Central Council of Jews in Germany. Agata is passionate about traveling, Judaism, Portuguese literature, writing and yoga, and she believes that Berlin has emerged as a real player “on the map” of Modern Jewish Europe.
Jews Go Green puts environmental awareness on the forefront of the Jewish German Community, particularly targeting its younger generation. This is a project that showcases Judaism’s universal values, which is especially important in light of the challenges facing the world in the 21st century. Considering Jewish voices have always been part of the conversation about universal values, they should not be silent in the face of today’s environmental discussions. This is what Jews Go Green hopes to impart to today’s young Jewish community.