U.S. and global leaders are convening in Paris this December for a momentous conference about climate change. Join this visual petition – a Pictition – and demand that world leaders sign the strongest possible agreement to address our climate crisis in Paris at COP21. #dotherightthing
The JOFEE Fellowship seeks to invigorate the Jewish educational landscape by seeding Jewish communities with a cadre of outstanding Jewish Outdoor, Food, and Environmental Educators. Click the image to apply for the 2016-2017 cohort!
The JICC was an amazing experience! I’d been feeling this pull to help form an earth-mindful Jewish community and felt very supported to know there are others out there with similar visions.
—Suzy Rosen, New York
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Months later I am still accessing the deep peace I experienced on this retreat. I experienced total rejewvination — the reset button was activated fully!
—Ken Ross
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
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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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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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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 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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Adamah Products Market
Oct 14, 2015 - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
JCC Manhattan or 242nd Street, New York, NY 10023

Love Adamah products but can’t make it to the Isabella Freedman Campus as often as you’d like? Come stock up on local, organic, and kosher pickles & jams!

CYCLE: Hazon Inaugural Fall Ride
Oct 18, 2015 - 8:45 am - 12:30 pm
JCC Manhattan, 76th and Amsterdam, New York, NY

Join us for a beautiful 30 mile autumn foliage ride along River Road.

Farm to Table Food Fest
Oct 18, 2015 - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Oshman Family JCC, Palo Alto, CA

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

Jewish Green Action Circle (Upper West Side)
Oct 19, 2015 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
JCC Manhattan, New York, NY,

Join Hazon for the next meeting of the Jewish Green Action Circle (GAC), a group of Jewish communal professionals who meet bi-monthly to share greening best practices, resources, tools, and financial opportunities surrounding sustainability.

Jewish Men's Retreat
Oct 23, 2015 - Oct 25, 2015
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

Along with the connections that naturally develop among men who meet at our retreats, many men have used the JMR as an occasion to deepen their relationships with their fathers, sons, or brothers, friends, and congregants by inviting them to join them for the weekend.

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.

Hazon Philadelphia Jewish Food Festival
Nov 15, 2015 - All Day
Congregation Keneseth Israel, Elkins Park, PA

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

Blues for Challah
Dec 11, 2015 - Dec 13, 2015
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

Our fifth 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 20, 2015 - Dec 27, 2015
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

With Rabbi Jay Michaelson, Beth Resnick-Folk, Shir Yaakov Feit, and Rabbi Naomi Hyman. Silent meditation with instruction, musical prayer services, evening teachings that draw on Jewish, Secular & Buddhist sources, and more.

Hazon Food Conference
Dec 29, 2015 - Jan 1, 2016
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 kid and family activities, rocking New Year’s party and delicious, consciously-prepared food.



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