We're honored and delighted to be one of 6 organizations who have been in all 10 slingshot guides since inception
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I'm so grateful I met people who are also looking to further contribute to the growing Jewish Food Movement.
—Danny, Chicago, IL, 2013 Food Conference
(Click here for information about the Food Conference, Dec 29 - Jan 1)
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
It's so "Olam HaBa" to be in a place where all streams of Judaism are honored and can interact.
—Marni Rothman
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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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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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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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It was wonderful to get beyond the tourist view of Israel and experience people in their homes, kibbutzim and work places
— Larry, New York, NY, 2013 Israel 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, Adamah alum
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Isabella Freedman is a place to discover your heart... without losing your mind.
—Jill Robinson
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The only way to get it together... is together.
—Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z"l
Thank you for awakening my soul and reconnecting me to beautiful mother nature!
—Jen Barenholtz


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

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

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.

Jewish Intentional Communities Conference
Nov 20, 2014 - Nov 23, 2014
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

Join participants from across the country – including people who are already members of intentional communities as well as folks who are just curious and excited by the idea – as we learn from and share with each other, vision together, and plant seeds for communities to come.

Blues for Challah
Dec 12, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

Our fourth annual Jewish Grateful DeadFest explores and celebrates the universe inspired and embodied by the Grateful Dead – and makes the connections between that universe and our Jewish tradition and culture.

The Elat Chayyim Meditation Retreat
Dec 21, 2014 - Dec 28, 2014

Silent sitting and walking meditation with instruction, musical chanting prayer sessions, including for Shabbat, silent meals to cultivate the practice of mindful eating, evening teachings that draw on Jewish & Buddhist sources, consultations with retreat leaders, and more.

Hazon Food Conference
Dec 29, 2014 - Jan 1, 2015
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

Join the thinkers and doers of the Jewish Food Movement for 4 days of inspiring lectures and discussions, expert cooking demonstrations and DIY projects, fun kids and family activities, rocking New Year’s party and delicious, consciously-prepared food.

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