The Hazon Ride re-inspires me every time I participate. It gives me great hope in the future of the Jewish people and the world we are creating.
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Join us for an inspiring and relaxing Passover holiday in the Berkshires.
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My Adamah experience allowed me to see a clearer path between my spiritual life and my day-to-day ecological lifestyle choices.
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Isabella Freedman is a place to discover your heart... without losing your mind.
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It's so "Olam HaBa" to be in a place where all streams of Judaism are honored and can interact.
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Since I participated in a Hazon Jewish Food Festival, I give more mindful consideration to eating and purchasing food from a Jewish perspective.
—Colorado Food Festival participant
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I was enthralled seeing wave after wave of proud Jews, many with shofar in hand and many new to climate activism, interspersed among countless other people of faith.
—Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb at the People's Climate March
The only way to get it together... is together.
—Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z"l
Hazon has played a substantial role in helping me refine my rabbinate and enliven the mission of my shul.
—Rabbi Marc Soloway
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Thank you for awakening my soul and reconnecting me to beautiful mother nature!
—Jen Barenholtz

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Counting the Omer

The 7-week period between the holidays of Pesach and Shavuot is called the Omer. For each of these 7 weeks, we will be making available one offering per week from 7 leaders of our upcoming Shavuot Retreat. (Use discount code EARLY10 through April 24th for 10% off.)

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Omer Week Five: Olam Shana Nefesh

Omer Week Five: Olam Shana Nefesh

May 4th, 2015

Wisdom from Rabbi Shir Yaakov Videography by Deana Morenoff and Michael[...]

Omer Week Four: Here's to Life

Omer Week Four: Here's to Life

April 28th, 2015

Wisdom from Rebbetzin Eve Ilsen Videography by ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish[...]

Omer Week Three: Embodied Tiferet

Omer Week Three: Embodied Tiferet

April 21st, 2015

Wisdom from Rachel Dewan, Certified Anusara Teacher, E-RYT500 Videography by Deana[...]

Omer Week Two: Receiving the Torah

Omer Week Two: Receiving the Torah

April 14th, 2015

Wisdom from Rabbi Brent Chaim Spodek Videography by Deana Morenoff and[...]

Omer Week One: Adon Olam

Omer Week One: Adon Olam

April 4th, 2015

Traditional Yemenite melody with original music by Aviva Chernick and[...]

5775 is a Shmita Year!

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Learning & Resources

Order Hazon’s newest publication, Fit to Eat: Food Justice and Security Resource and Action Guide, a resource for Jewish institutions to self-organize actions that deepen and broaden efforts to create a more just, fair food system

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From Our Blog

Hazon is at the forefront of an evolving conversation about how American Jewish life can be strengthened by engagement with food, the outdoors, and the environment.

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Love and Money in the Cycle of Release

By Rabbi Regina Sandler-Phillips The words of the Shema call for love of God “with all your me’od.”

Where Are They Now?

Adamah Alumni Updates Josh Lichtman (Summer 2005) lives in New Orleans, has two young children, and

Adamah Alumni Spotlight: Ahron Lerman, Fall 2006

It's been a surprisingly long eight and a half years since I did Adamah in the fall of 2006. I was j

Omer Week Five: Olam Shana Nefesh

Wisdom from Rabbi Shir Yaakov Videography by Deana Morenoff and Michael Arginsky Rabbi Shir


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What is JOFEE?

The Impact of Jewish Outdoor, Food & Environmental Education

10 Things You’re Bound To See In JOFEE

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Adamah Farm Vacation
Aug 11, 2015 - Aug 20, 2015
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

The summer vacation in the Berkshires that is affordable, family-friendly, and eco-conscious! Join goats, chickens, farmers, and friends for a firsthand experience of life on the farm, an amazing kids program, interactive workshops, storytelling, DIY classes and more. Flexible dates and all-inclusive rates.


New York Ride & Retreat
Sep 4, 2015 - Sep 7, 2015
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

Join the People of the Bike for our annual fully-supported ride and retreat. This exciting, diverse community Shabbat and cycling experience is open for people of all cycling levels and ages.


Adamah Fellowship: Summer 2015
Jun 3, 2015 - Sep 7, 2015
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

The Adamah Fellowship is a three-month leadership training program for young adults in their 20s that integrates organic farming, sustainable living, Jewish learning, community building and contemplative spiritual practice.


Camp Isabella Freedman
Jul 6, 2015 - Jul 19, 2015
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center has been offering annual summer camp experiences for senior adults since 1956. We are honored to continue this tradition for senior adults and their families by providing you with a warm and welcoming atmosphere for one of the best summer vacations you’ll ever have.


Talmud Circle Institute
Jul 20, 2015 - Jul 24, 2015
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

Using the English edition of the Talmud with commentary by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, The Talmud Circle Institute is dedicated to the study Talmud as a Jewish spiritual practice for all levels of students.


Torah Yoga: Jewish Text Study & Iyengar Yoga
Jul 27, 2015 - Aug 2, 2015
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

Experience the wonder of Torah study and the groundedness of yoga practice with Diane Bloomfield, whose teachings spring forth from her own deep learning in Jerusalem.


Arava Institute & Hazon Israel Ride
Oct 27, 2015 - Nov 3, 2015

Enjoy five glorious days of riding with routes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced cyclists. All routes are fully supported with rest stops, mechanics, and lead riders.

 

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