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.
—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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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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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 Two: Receiving the Torah

Omer Week Two: Receiving the Torah

April 14th, 2015

Wisdom from Rabbi Brent Chaim Spodek Videography by Michael Arginsky   Rabbi Brent[...]

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.

Special Recent Posts

Omer Week Three: Tiferet

Thoughts from Rabbi Ariel Burger, Designer of Adult Learning at PJ Library This article is from the

Omer Week Two: Receiving the Torah

Wisdom from Rabbi Brent Chaim Spodek Videography by Michael Arginsky   Rabbi Brent C

Omer Week Two: Gevurah

Thoughts from Rabbi Zac Kamenetz, Senior Jewish Educator at the JCCSF This article is from the Lipp

Omer Week One: Chesed

Thoughts from Rabbi Lee Moore This article is from the Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah B

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What is JOFEE?

The Impact of Jewish Outdoor, Food & Environmental Education

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California Ride & Retreat
May 7, 2015 - May 10, 2015
Walker Creek Ranch, Petaluma, CA

A weekend of riding and relaxing. Ride for two days along the Pacific coast, through Marin County and into San Francisco. Non-riders can join for Shabbat or as crew.

Shavuot Retreat: Remembering Reb Zalman's Torah of the Future
May 22, 2015 - May 26, 2015
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

Join us for a musical celebration of revelation that includes all-night learning, sunrise shacharit, Adamah Foods, a midnight hike to the top of the mountain, a pilgrimage parade with costumes and goats, outdoor fun for kids, and more.

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.

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

On an Adamah Farm Vacation, you’ll have the opportunity to spend quality time with yourself and your loved ones without getting in the car! You can participate in an array of activities or simply relax in a beautiful setting and enjoy three delicious kosher farm-to-table meals each day.

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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