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Hazon brings resources and expertise directly to the Denver and Boulder areas to strengthen and support existing Jewish institutions and start-ups. We work with local leaders and organizations to respond to their expressed needs and desires to build and strengthen Jewish food, outdoor, and environmental programs.

Hazon catalyzes energy and passion that already exist, gives people a sense of Jewish possibility, seeds programs and ideas, and supports nascent leaders, so that a growing range of programs and experiences transform people’s lives and materially strengthen the Jewish community overall. We support local programs and institutions to take their work to the next level and enable the Jewish community to contribute to creating healthier and sustainable Denver and Boulder communities overall.

As ambassadors for Hazon, we also provide access to our national programs and foster connections with the growing Jewish environmental community throughout the country. Hazon is excited to work hand-in-hand with individuals and organizations interested in growing the Denver/Boulder Jewish Food Movement and in enhancing their Jewish environmental programs. If any of this sounds exciting and relevant to you, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We want to hear from you!

 

Hazon Jewish Food Festival - Rocky Mountains
Jun 29, 2014 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Denver Jewish Community Center, Denver, CO

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

Staff

Sarah Kornhauser   Director, Denver

Sarah is a creative generalist with passions for helping people find and amplifying their voice, group facilitation, cooking, yoga, and most recently interior design.  The thread is finding a balance of function and beauty in all realms of work.

Sarah’s story has been inspired by family, travel and experiencing the world through many lenses.  Her best ideas are about collaboration and working from the inside out.  She strives to innovate.  Sometimes working in a team to launch Jewish initiatives and other-times pouring over design blogs; then combining the mélange of thought streams into one fluid direction–forward.

As the Director of Hazon Denver, Sarah has the opportunity to learn of innovative work happening within the Colorado community.  Her superpower is connecting the individuals that power this work; through the power of the collective, she maximizes the individuals impact.  Being Jewish can be a vibrant lens through which we view and transform the world. Through food and the environment, Sarah is exposing our community to that lens.

Sarah received an M.A. in International Economic Development from the University of Denver.  Her work to understand how to increase written literacy, lead to a curiosity of building cultural literacy, and five years ago landed her in the world of Jewish Professionalism.  Sarah has worked for Hazon as the Director of Hazon Denver since March 2012.  Sarah lives in Denver with her partner Adam and her pup Mingus.

Denver, CO | 303.886.4894 | sarah.kornhauser@hazon.org
Becky O'Brien   Director, Boulder

Becky O’Brien has been with Hazon since the founding of its Colorado office in December 2010. She has worked for a variety of social justice causes in the nonprofit sector for more than 15 years. She has a background in volunteer coordinating, programming, political advocacy, fundraising, communications and non-profit administration. She received a Bachelors Degree in Religious Studies from the University of South Florida and a Masters Degree in Religious Studies from the University of Colorado, graduating summa cum laude from both. She enjoys her family, hiking and camping in the beautiful Colorado outdoors, gardening, reading, knitting, and applying the principles of Voluntary Simplicity to her life.

Boulder, CO | 303.886.5865 | becky.o'brien@hazon.org

 

Advisory Board

Amy Atkins
Valerie Cassano
Josh Dinar
Amy Engelman
Paul Gillis
Noah Goldstein
Brian Immerman
Shellie Kark
Amitai Malone, Co-chair
Julie Milliken

Aaron Ney
Peter Ornstein
Jo Schaalman
Lily Siegel-Gardner
Ian Solow-Niederman
Rabbi Marc Soloway
Michele Weingarden
Sharon Weiss-Greenberg
Jill Wildenberg, Co-chair

 

Click here to read Colorado Advisory Board bios

Amy Atkins

Amy has been a member of the Colorado Advisory Board since its founding in 2010. She is a Jewish environmental educator, community organizer, vegetarian, and event planner. Amy served as co-chair of the 2013 Hazon Food Festival: Rocky Mountains. Amy’s master’s thesis at Colorado State University looked at the benefits of teaching environmental education through a Jewish lens. Amy, her partner Todd, and their 2 year old daughter Lilianna successfully completed a family challenge to bike more miles than they drove from Memorial Day to Labor Day!

Boulder, Colorado
Valerie Cassano

Valerie Cassano joined the Colorado Advisory Board in 2013 after moving to Colorado from Washington D.C. Her work focuses on low-income youth and family issues and state legislative campaigns. She loves outdoor activities including long runs with friends. Conserving the environment for future generations is very important to her and she is excited to focus on sustainability issues through Hazon.

Denver, Colorado
Josh Dinar
Boulder, Colorado
Amy Engelman

Amy Engelman is honored to serve on Hazon’s Colorado Advisory Board as her family always comments on how “she takes her food very seriously,” which is exhibited through a variety of her behaviors. Amy was delighted to support the second Hazon Food Festival: Rocky Mountains because of the unique opportunity it offers to (re)connect to Judaism and to (re)build Jewish community locally on shared values and practices that are inspiring, meaningful, and relevant. As a community psychologist, Amy brings over 12 years of program development and evaluation experience supporting school and community health initiatives and coalitions. She is excited to be part of a growing Jewish food and sustainability movement.

Denver, Colorado
Paul Gillis
Denver, Colorado
Noah Goldstein

From his childhood in the lush woods of Tennessee to his teenage years in the dry forests and deserts of Israel, Noah Goldstein always found himself in love with the nature. He studied Ecology at Boston University and went straight to Adamah from there. He then spent a year studying Judaism at Pardes in Jerusalem before moving to Brooklyn to work as an environmental educator and study Chinese Medicine. He is now an Acupuncturist, tending to his garden and chickens, and hiking in Boulder in his free time. He has attended the Rocky Mountain Food Festivals and is looking forward to more!

Boulder, Colorado
Brian Immerman

Rabbi Brian Immerman is the assistant rabbi at Temple Emanuel in Denver. He grew up in Shaker Heights, OH and graduated from the University of Rochester with a degree in computer science where he was also captain of the swim team. After college, he worked in the Youth Division of the Union for Reform Judaism while he began his preparatory studies for Hebrew Union College. He has served congregations in Montana and in New York, and worked at the Jewish Home and Hospital, as well worked at Jewish summer camps as both education director and leading outdoor adventure trips. Rabbi Immerman brings a passion for the outdoors, regarding both environmentalism and spirituality in nature to his rabbinate. He strives to help people create more meaning in their lives by continuing the rich Jewish tradition and making positive change in our society. He was co-chair of the 2013 Hazon Food Festival: Rocky Mountains.

Denver, Colorado
Shellie Kark

As a 15-year culinary connoisseur, Chef Shellie Kark shares her kitchen vigor and prowess with amateur home cooks, seasoned chefs and everyone in between. As a skilled chef and trained educator, you can find Chef Shellie cultivating culinary skills on television news programs, authoring columns and articles in local and national news and culinary publications, leading courses at several local schools and serving as a nutritious cooking and eating consultant to health and wellness organizations; she has also presented at the Hazon Food Festival: Rocky Mountains. Chef Shellie also has her own DVD series, KitchenCUE, which helps home cooks hone the fundamentals of food preparation and presentation through a simple, step-based approach.

Denver, Colorado
Amitai Malone   Co-chair

Amitai Zachary Malone first engaged sustainable ideas about food and community through living at the Tassajara Zen Monastery in Carmel, CA when he was 18. Since that formative experience, he moved to Boulder, CO and graduated from Naropa University studying progressive (“neo-hasidic”) Jewish spirituality and tradition under Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Rabbi Miles Krassen and other influential teachers. Amitai is currently staying busy with his editing. publishing, and web development business while also studying to be a licensed Counseling Psychologist and serving on the Hazon Boulder, Colorado Advisory Board. He lives with his besheret, Rebekah, in Boulder, Colorado.

Boulder, Colorado
Julie Milliken
Denver, Colorado
Aaron Ney

Aaron Ney grew up in Iowa. His first introduction to farming was at kibbutz Kfar Hanasi in Israel’s Galilee. The hard work shared with fellow Jews instilled in Aaron a lasting impression that working the soil can bring people together. Aaron has been involved in organizing grassroots and social justice movements on both the national and local levels. Aaron has attended four national Hazon Food Conferences and has been with Hazon Colorado since 2010. He is excited to help Hazon locally make healthier and more sustainable communities a reality.

Denver, Colorado
Peter Ornstein

Peter Ornstein is the former Deputy Regional Counsel with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Denver office. He has worked on a wide range of environmental issues over the course of 30 years, and currently teaches environmental law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Peter is passionate about the connection between Judaism and the environment. He has been deeply involved with the Hazon Food Festival: Rocky Mountains and is an alumnus of the Israel Ride.”

Boulder, Colorado
Jo Schaalman

Jo Schaalman is co-founder and co-author of the book The Conscious Cleanse: Lose Weight, Heal Your Body and Transform Your Life in 14 days. Jo has been able to share the wisdom she’s gained through both her yoga classes and the Conscious Cleanse program, helping countless people find their most vibrant health. Jo leads both nutrition and yoga workshops nationwide, focusing on transformative healing and optimal health. Jo considers herself a green smoothie junkie, check out her favorite recipe here. She is an alumna of two Hazon Food Conferences and has been deeply involved in the Rocky Mountain Hazon Food Festivals.

Boulder, Colorado
Lily Siegel-Gardner

Lily grew up in Houston, Texas but has lived in Denver for over five years. She has a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Trinity College in Connecticut and a Master of Arts in International Studies from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver (DU) where she took courses on food and water sustainability. She is involved with the greater Denver food and sustainability community through being a Garden Leader and Master Community Gardener with Denver Urban Gardens and by teaching gardening courses with DU’s Employee Wellness Program.

Denver, Colorado
Ian Solow-Niederman

Born and raised in Denver, Ian is now extensively involved with the Jewish community of Boulder. In 2013-14 he is a senior at the University of Colorado pursuing a Communication Major, and Minors in Religious Studies and Jewish Studies. In the Jewish community he is the President of CU’s Hillel and is the Rush Chairman of his Alpha Epsilon Pi chapter, along with his work with Hazon. Prior to serving on the Colorado Advisory Board he did an internship with Hazon and was deeply involved in the Hazon Food Festival: Rocky Mountains. Other interests include food, baseball, and college basketball.

Boulder, Colorado
Rabbi Marc Soloway

Marc has served as the rabbi of Congregation Bonai Shalom in Boulder, Colorado since 2004. He has always loved food, perhaps a little too much, and in recent years has thought more deeply about where this food comes from, how it is produced and how all of that fits with deep Jewish obligations and values. Marc has ridden twice in the Hazon-Arava Institute Israel Ride in 2008 and 2010. Marc co-chaired two Hazon Food Conferences on the west coast in 2010 and 2011, he is on the Hazon Steering Team in Colorado as well as the Jewish Life team for the Rocky Mountain Jewish Food Summit in April 2012. Marc was instrumental in bringing Boulder’s first Jewish CSA through Hazon, which is now a collaboration of five synagogues and the JCC with two weekly drop-off sites. Marc is also a proud member of a Jewish goat and chicken co-op across the street from his synagogue. Marc was very active with the Limmud Conference in the UK, serving as co-chair in 1996 and 1997 and he was a founding board member of Limmud Colorado in 2008, which has informed his work with Hazon. He was in Ghana as part of the second AJWS Rabbinic Delegation, volunteering with a grantee in the south, as well as a fellow of the Rabbis without Borders program with CLAL. Marc is also a graduate of the 5th Rabbinic Cohort of the Institute of Jewish Spirituality. Before becoming a rabbi, Marc was an actor, storyteller and massage therapist in his native London and currently is the narrator of a documentary film about the Baal Shem Tov.

Boulder, Colorado
Michele Weingarden

Michele Moss Weingarden is a freelance writer, seasoned sustainability professional, and strategic communications and political consultant. Michele advises parents on how to make eco-conscious child rearing choices and served as the Director of Greenprint Denver under the last three Denver mayors. She is active with the Jewish Community Center Early Childhood Center and enjoys serving on Hazon’s Colorado Advisory Board. As a strong supporter of Hazon, Michele has participated in a Hazon CSA and the local Hazon Food Festival. Michele lives in Denver with her husband and two children.

Denver, Colorado
Sharon Weiss-Greenberg
Denver, Colorado
Jill Wildenberg   Co-chair

I have worn many hats in my life, but one that I never take off is that of being a Jew. I have been a teacher, synagogue education director, synagogue President and committee member, fundraiser for various organizations, community organizer, professional artist and cooking teacher. I love Hazon because it connects me to fellow Jews, Jewish values and care for the environment and others less fortunate than us.

Denver, Colorado

 

Our work is made possible through the generous support of:

Oreg Foundation

Jared Polis Foundation Gift Fund

 

Rose Community Foundation      18 Pomegranates      Mazel Tot

Announcing $250 Grants to Denver/Boulder-area organizations taking the Hazon Food Audit!

The Hazon Food Guide helps you navigate food choices in your Jewish institution, and offers practical suggestions for bringing our ancient tradition of keeping kosher – literally, eating food that is “fit” – to bear on the range of food choices we’re making today. The Food Audit, a supplement to the Food Guide, is an evaluation and planning tool that will help you to best use the resources available in the Food Guide at your Jewish institution. The Food Audit will enable you to:

  1. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of your institution’s policies and practices for promoting food sustainability and justice through an assessment process;
  2. Develop an action plan for improving your institution’s food sustainability and justice policies and practices, and;
  3. Involve your institution in implementing this plan.

The Food Audit addresses seven areas related to sustainable food choices and best practice:

  • The food you serve: is it organic, local, fair trade, healthy? Including, kosher sustainable meat, cheese, wine, and chocolate and how to source them
  • Eating together: starting conversation and bringing the community together around food
  • Serving and cooking the food: plates, utensils and more, including outfitting your kitchen: energy audit, appliances, etc.
  • Food waste: reducing it, recycling it, composting it!
  • Food education for adults and children
  • Community Supported Agriculture and gardens
  • Food justice and social responsibility

Each grant is $250. Applications can come from staff or volunteers of Jewish organizations in the Denver and Boulder areas; you are not required to have a building. Grants are “first come, first served” and awarded 2-3 weeks following your application submission. REQUIRED FIRST STEP: There are a limited number of grants available. Before applying, contact Hazon’s Colorado office to ensure availability. (A grant is not guaranteed at this point and final award is pending, based on your application.) There are grants available at this time. Questions? Send us an email.

Food Audit Grant Application

To Apply For A $250 Food Audit Grant

Thank you for your interest in creating healthier and more sustainable communities! There are a limited number of grants available. Before applying, contact Hazon’s Colorado office to ensure availability. (A grant is not guaranteed at this point and final award is pending, based on your application.) This also enables us to share with you any additional support, resources, and programming available while you are in the process of taking the Audit and deciding what actions you can take to become a healthier and more sustainable organization.  To be eligible for a grant you must take this first step; any applications received that were not preceded by this first step may be dismissed or award notification may be delayed.

Next, you will take the Food Audit for your organization (downloadable here) and submit it to Hazon by email at Colorado@Hazon.org or by mail to Hazon, c/o 306 W. Geneseo Street, Lafayette, CO 80026.

Once you have completed and submitted the Audit you will fill out the application online – click here for the application. The application will request the following information:

  1. Contact information:
    • Organization’s name, address, phone, email and website.
    • Name, title/position, phone, and email of point person for this grant.
    • How the grant check should be made out, and an address to mail it to.
  2. How you’re submitting your organization’s completed Food Audit (by email or mail).
  3. A brief statement (see sample below) explaining what the grant will be used for.

Tell us what action(s) to become healthier and more sustainable your organization would be taking using the $250 in Hazon grant funds. This doesn’t need to be lengthy, but provide enough information so that someone who hasn’t been a part of your process and isn’t familiar with your institution could understand what you are intending to do. Please include: the names and positions of people involved in making the action(s) happen, estimated timeline, and exactly what the $250 will be spent on.

SAMPLE BRIEF STATEMENT

We are going to switch to organic grape juice and non-disposable kiddush cups for kiddush at our youth services. We, social action committee members X, Y and Z, will contact our usual vendors and visit supermarkets to research availability, price, convenience. We’ll select the most appropriate vendor and inform the volunteer/staff who buys for the kiddush about the change. We’ll also write a “blurb” about this great change for the newsletter and remind the clergy (rabbi X and youth group president Y) leading youth services to talk about the change at the first 2-3 services with the new juice. We’ll start the process as soon as we receive the grant and expect to be serving organic juice in non-disposable cups 1-2 months later. We expect the new juice will cost about 50 cents more/bottle, at 2 bottles per service x 52 services = $52. We’ll use Hazon funds to cover this increase for one year after which time we’ll roll this increase into our regular budget. We have already researched and priced out metal kiddush cups and arranged for staff and volunteers to wash them each week. With shipping, we can get 150 for about $200.

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How do you plan to create a healthier and more sustainable Colorado?

Hazon is America’s largest Jewish environmental organization and works to create healthier and more sustainable communities in the Jewish world and beyond. We are able to provide grants to strengthen the Jewish food and environmental movement in the Denver/Boulder area due to the generous support of our funders: Rose Community Foundation, 18 Pomegranates, Jared Polis Foundation Gift Fund, Mazel Tot, and the Oreg Foundation. Together we seek to provide small grants to enable local programs and institutions to take their work to the next level.

Hazon’s Colorado mini-grant program is generously made possible by Rose Community Foundation, Oreg Foundation, and 18 Pomegranates.

The Purpose of this grant opportunity is to inspire and grow a range of programs in the Denver/Boulder area that utilize Jewish food, outdoor, and environmental education. This work in aggregate will strengthen and support existing Jewish institutions and leaders and bring new people into Jewish life, thus renewing Jewish life overall. To qualify, every project must help to create healthier and more sustainable communities in the Colorado Jewish community and individual Jewish lives.

We will grant up to $20,000 total for two areas of funding:

  • Seed Fund: $10,000 to fuel new local programs
  • Growing Fund: $10,000 to expand, support and grow existing local programs through technical support and/or capacity-building

Timeline:

  • June 20, 2014: Grant applications are due and should be submitted as a PDF.  We encourage early submission.
  • July 8, 2014:  Hazon staff will be in touch with any follow-up and clarifying questions regarding your application.
  • July 12, 2014: Written responses to follow-up questions due.
  • July 22, 2014: Notification of awards
  • December 16, 2014: Mid way grant report due
  • June 16, 2015: Final Grant Report due

You are welcome to email colorado@hazon.org if you have questions about whether your project fits our funding priorities.

In effort to create a healthier and more sustainable community, this year, grantees will consult with a Food Justice Fellow to find opportunities to incorporate awareness of food justice into all awarded projects.

General Grant Criteria and Requirements

  • Grants are available for organizations and individuals.
  • Any previous Hazon grantee must have completed all reporting requirements in order to be considered for funding this year. Contact sarah.kornhauser@hazon.org if you have questions regarding your prior reporting.
  • Grants are available in the range of $1000-$4,000.
  • All grant recipients will be required to report on impact and results and submit pictures and testimonials using traditional and social media. We also require recipients to spread awareness in the community of the presence of Hazon in Colorado by using our name and logo as a supporter of your project.
  • The program or project must be completed, or well under way, by summer 2014.
  • We value collaboration. High priority will be given to projects that aim to collaborate with other organizations/projects/individuals.
  • To qualify, every project must help to create healthier and more sustainable communities in the Colorado Jewish community and individual Jewish lives.
  • Grantees are encouraged to participate in Hazon activities, particularly the Hazon Food Festival in the spring.

General Eligibility

Your organization, program, or project must fall into one or more of the following areas:

  • Food Justice Projects: addressing hunger, food deserts, fair trade or other food justice issues.
  • Educational programming around food and/or sustainability and Jewish tradition for youth or adults (e.g., adopting Hazon’s Min Ha’aretz or other food curriculum, film screening, lectures, gardening, cooking or food preservation classes/workshops).
  • Outdoor experiential learning or activities that increase awareness of the environment/nature and Jewish tradition.
  • Food Policy: education and advocacy around food or environmental legislation (national or local).
  • Innovate and implement Jewish food policy/guidelines for your Jewish institution.
  • Leadership Development: training leaders and or educators in food and environmental issues and Jewish tradition.
  • Jewish CSA and Farm/Garden support: building or expanding Jewish CSAs, gardens or farms.
  • B’nai Mitzvah: opportunities, programs or projects that engage b’nai mitzvah in the Jewish food/environmental movement.
    Interfaith work: anything food- or sustainability-related that’s interfaith, like expanding a CSA to bring on a church partner or hosting an interfaith speaker’s panel.

Application

COVER PAGE

Not to exceed one page in length

For applicants who are individuals (rather than organizations), please indicate N/A wherever applicable.

  1. Name of Project:
  2. Amount requested:
  3. General information for individual who would manage the grant if you are awarded, this will be the primary person Hazon contacts with questions, follow-up information and updates.
    • Name and Title
    • Organization’s Name
    • Date of Application
    • Address
    • Website
    • Email Address
    • Contact Phone Number
  4. If someone different than the person above is filling out this application, please include your information here:
    • Name and Title
    • Address
    • Email Address
    • Contact Phone Number
  5. Names and phone numbers of other leaders working on this project (committee members, staff, board members, etc.)
  6. If a grant is awarded, where would you like the check to go and to whom should it be made out?
    • Make the check out to:
    • Mail the check to:
  7. For which type of project are you seeking funding?
    • Seed Fund: seed capital to fuel new local programs/organizations
    • Growing Fund: funds to expand, support and grow existing programs/organizations through technical support and/or capacity building

BUDGET

 Not to exceed one page in length

  1. Bottom line of organizations 2013 budget
  2. Detailed project budget (including expenses and income sources for the project)
  3. Final line item of total amount requesting

NARRATIVE

Not to exceed three pages in length

  1. Organization Description: Give a short narrative of your organization including:
    • Mission Statement and a brief organizational history
    • Current projects or activities that relate to the proposed project
    • Size of your organization (number of staff and number of participants/members if applicable)
  2. Program Purpose: Describe the propose of the project for which you are seeking support. Who will benefit from your work, and how you will spend the funds if you receive a grant.
  3. What are your goals and expected (and measurable) results.  Please include how many people you think this will impact in the first 12 months of implementation.
  4. What is your process for completing this project?  Please include a time-frame and your actionable plan to successfully complete your project.
  5. Please explain how your project or organization connects to Hazon’s mission to create healthier and more sustainable Jewish communities and a healthier and more sustainable world for all.  Please tell us how.
  6. Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your project?

Thank you for your application. Please stay tuned for follow-up questions on July 8, 2014.  We will require written responses to these questions by July 12, 2014.

PROGRESS REPORT: Due December 16

FINAL REPORT: Due June 16

Grant applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on June 20, 2014. Submit two copies of your application – one as a PDF and one as a Word or Pages document, both  titled “Your Organization’s Name; Mini Grant Application 2013” to colorado@hazon.org.

Hazon is pleased to offer scholarships for people from the Denver and Boulder areas to a selection of multi-day Hazon events happening around the country and in Israel. By attending one of these events, you are self-identifying as a Colorado ambassador that wants to get inspired by national programs and like-minded leaders so that you can return and continue to make food and environmental programs a vibrant part of our Colorado Jewish community. See the select list of programs with Colorado scholarships available below.

As a scholarship recipient, we ask that you will identify specific ways to “pay it forward” and use your experience at the Hazon event to grow and strengthen the local Colorado Jewish food, outdoors and environmental movement.

Scholarships are first come, first served and applications are accepted for all events at all times. Scholarships partially subsidize the registration fee (which includes meals, accommodations and all programming) and participants will be responsible for their own travel and personal expenses. Colorado scholarships are available for the events listed below.

Click here for special prices and scholarship amounts, which vary per program. »

Golden Gate Ride & Retreat: May 23 – 26, 2014
Regular registration prices: $150 – $325, plus 800 – $1,000 fundraising
Scholarship amounts available: $150 and $250

Teva Seminar on Jewish Outdoor, Food, and Environmental Education: June 9 – 13, 2014
Regular registration prices: $610 standard, $450 camper
Scholarship amounts available: $250 and $500

Adamah Farm Vacations: July 21 – 25, 2014 & August 4 – 8, 2014
Regular registration price: $430/person
Scholarship amounts available: $500/family of 2-4 people, plus additional $100/person for 5th person and beyond

New York Ride & Retreat: August 29 – September 1, 2014
Regular registration prices: $150 – $325, plus $600- $1,000 fundraising
Scholarship amounts available: $150 and $250

Israel Ride: November 4 – 11, 2014
Regular registration price: $425, plus $3,000 – $3,600 fundraising
$360 automatic fundraising contribution from Oreg Foundation (no need to apply for a scholarship)

Jewish Intentional Communities Conference: November 20 – 23, 2014
Regular registration price: $445 standard
Scholarship amounts available: $200 and $400

Food Conference: December 29, 2014 – January 1, 2015
Regular registration prices: TBD
Scholarship amounts available: $200 and $400

These scholarships are made possible through the generous support of Rose Community Foundation, 18 Pomegranates, and Oreg Foundation.

apply for a scholarship

Golden Gate Ride & Retreat
May 23, 2014 - May 26, 2014
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.

Teva Seminar on Jewish Outdoor, Food, and Environmental Education
Jun 9, 2014 - Jun 13, 2014
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

The annual Teva Seminar on Jewish Environmental Education is the premiere professional development opportunity for adults of all ages to explore Jewish environmental education, Jewish food education, environmental sustainability, camping, and gardening.

Adamah Farm Vacation - July
Jul 21, 2014 - Jul 25, 2014
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.

Adamah Farm Vacation - August
Aug 4, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014
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.

New York Ride & Retreat
Aug 29, 2014 - Sep 1, 2014
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

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.

Arava Institute & Hazon Israel Ride
Nov 4, 2014 - Nov 11, 2014

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.

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.

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.


Help plan the Hazon Food Festival – Rocky Mountains, join or start a CSA, lead or join a local Hazon bike ride, volunteer, be part of a Colorado cohort at the national Hazon Food Conference or a Hazon Bike Ride, write for our JCarrot blog, volunteer, apply for a grant, help a Jewish institution take the Hazon Food Audit, make a donation.

join the hazon colorado bike group

  • Find out more about a ride
  • Meet up with other riders in your area for a ride after work
  • Ask questions about what kind of bike you should get
  • Communicate with training ride leaders and the entire Hazon community about everything to do with Jews on bikes
  • See if a ride is still on if the weather looks bad

Stay tuned for information about our Colorful Colorado Summer Rides.

JOFEE: Jewish Outdoor, Food & Environmental Education

I am excited, as a member of this community, to be one piece of this movement”
—2013 Colorado JOFEE participant
 

learn more about jofee read about jofee in colorado (case study)