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.
Sign up for the NY Ride & Retreat, Labor Day Weekend 2014
Summer vacation in the Berkshires that is affordable, family-friendly, and eco-conscious!
Adamah Farm Vacation July 21 - 25 and August 4 - 8
Get the insider's tour of sustainable food in Israel
October 29 - November 3, 2014
Israel Sustainable Food Tour
My Adamah experience allowed me to see a clearer path between my spiritual life and my day-to-day ecological lifestyle choices.
—Eden Pearlstein
Fall Adamah Fellowship still accepting applications
Join the fun at Isabella Freedman this summer!
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Hazon has played a substantial role in helping me refine my rabbinate and enliven the mission of my shul.
—Rabbi Marc Soloway, Board of Directors & Colorado Advisory Board
When we gather together to hear each other's stories – that's the best of what this holiday can be.
—Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, on Shavuot
Oh what a time we had – life changing and beautiful!
—Esther Schulman
Join us for Jewish holiday retreats at Isabella Freedman
Thank you for awakening my soul and reconnecting me to beautiful mother nature!
—Jen Barenholtz


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Learning & Resources

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Order Hazon’s newest publication, the first-ever English translation of Rav Kook’s seminal introduction to Shmita concepts!

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The JOFEE Report

The Impact of Jewish Outdoor, Food & Environmental Education

10 Things You’re Bound To See In JOFEE

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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.

Special Recent Posts

Hazon Mini-Grants: Making Major Change

Every year I have the distinct privilege of waking up one morning, mid-summer, and the first thought

Bringing the Israel Ride Home

Jon Harris-Shapiro will be riding on the Israel Ride for the third time this November.   I

The Old Made New and the New Made Holy

The digital countdown clock at Isabella Freedman now reads that we’re under 35 days until Shmita. It

The People’s Climate March NYC

We’re only 6 weeks away from making history at what is expected to be the biggest climate march ever

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High Holiday Retreats
Sep 24, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

Treat yourself to the transformative experience of welcoming in the new year with lively prayer services, deep teachings, immersion in a relaxing wooded venue, tashlich in our stream, community celebrations, contemplative fasting, and fabulous farm-to-table feasting.

Israel Sustainable Food Tour
Oct 29, 2014 - Nov 3, 2014

Enjoy six glorious days touring Israel and experiencing the sustainable food movement first-hand.

New York Ride & Retreat
Aug 29, 2014 - Sep 1, 2014

A relaxing two-day weekend retreat followed by a two days of riding through the Berkshires and the Hudson Valley into Manhattan. Non-riders can join as crew or come for Shabbat.

Yom Iyun on Shmita
Sep 14, 2014 - 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm
JCC Manhattan, New York, NY

Join us for an afternoon of exploring the biblical tradition of Shmita as we approach the upcoming sabbatical year this Rosh Hashanah. Learn with renowned scholars including Rabbi Dov Linzer, Rabbi Jill Jacobs, Rabbi Julian Sinclair, Rabbi David Ingber, Amichai Lau Lavie, and Sarah Chandler.

Jewish Climate Campaign
Sep 21, 2014 - All Day
Coming Soon, New York , NY

Join the Jewish Climate Change Campaign as we make history.  This September the UN is hosting a summit on climate change in New York City.   We will join with citizens of all faiths and backgrounds in the People’s Climate March to demand a world with an economy that works for people and the planet.  A world safe from the ravages of climate change.  A world with good jobs, clean air, and healthy communities for everyone.

The People’s Climate March is a unique opportunity to stand up as Jewish community for what we believe in.  There is strength in numbers.  Bring your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues, to take action for big change.

The People’s Climate March will take place on Sunday, September 21.  The meeting time and place for the Jewish Climate Change Campaign will be announced as soon as further information is available from the March organizers.

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Liberty, Food, and Justice for All: The 2nd Annual Hazon Philadelphia Jewish Food Festival
Nov 16, 2014 - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Adath Israel, Merion Station, PA

Spend your day learning, celebrating and hands-on doing at the intersection of food, sustainability and Jewish life.

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From Our Friends

People’s Climate Train… “All aboard!”
Sep 15, 2014 - Sep 18, 2014

The People’s Climate Train is a once in a lifetime experience for activists to spend days together networking, sharing knowledge and skills, organizing and building towards a landmark moment in the climate movement.

Simchat Torah with DaveTrek
Oct 14, 2014 - Oct 19, 2014

Join DaveTrek Adventures for a joyous celebration of Torah in the beauty of the Connecticut Berkshires.