Adath Israel, Merion Station, PA
Spend your day learning, celebrating, and hands-on doing at the intersection of food, sustainability, and Jewish life.
This all-day event will be similar to last year’s, where you can join foodies, farmers, rabbis, beekeepers, restaurateurs, chefs, entrepreneurs, educators, vegans, and omnivores for a full day of DIY workshops, hands-on learning experiences, food demos, marketplace shopping, text study and discussion on:
Local Food • Sustainable Agriculture • Jewish Living • Food Justice
Keynote panel featuring Judy Wicks, local activist, author, and founder of White Dog Cafe, and Nigel Savage, founder of Hazon. In time for the start of the shmita year (the biblical year of agricultural release) and the approach of Thanksgiving, we look forward to topics including rest, renewal, and sustainable agriculture, as well as how to create an environmentally conscious Thanksgiving experience for your family and community.
$36 registration includes all sessions, samples, and delicious kosher lunch provided by Six Points Catering from Citron + Rose. $18 for students and young adults, and $12 for children.
Learn more and get involved:
Student & Young Adult (6-25): $18
Child (0-5), with lunch: $12
Child (0-5), no lunch: Free
Keynote panel featuring Judy Wicks, local author, chef, activist, and founder of White Dog Cage, and Nigel Savage, founder of Hazon.
- Baking a Difference with Challah for Hunger with Elana Silberstein
- Faith-based Partnerships for Food Justice in Philadelphia with The Food Trust
- Shmita and Pre-Agricultural Food Systems with Nati Passow and Bob Pierson
- The Eco-Kosher Dollar with Rabbi Arthur Waskow
- Bati LeGani: Planting Sacred Space to Connect Family, G-d, and Creation with Zohar Asbel (Children’s/Family Programming)
- Small Batch Preserving with Honey with Marisa McClellan
…and many more!
We are incredibly grateful for our sponsors:
Liberty Sponsor ($1,800):
Justice Sponsors ($1,000):
Food Sponsors ($500):
Festival Sponsors ($360):
Festival Partners ($180):
Center City Soft Pretzel Co. | Congregation Beth Or | Eden Village Camp | Farm to City | The Fire Works | GMO Free PA | Jewish Farm School | Kol Tzedek | Mekor Habracha | Mom’s Organic Market | National Museum of American Jewish History | Ohev Shalom of Wallingford | Old York Road Temple – Beth Am | Sage Financial Group | Temple Beth Shalom | Temple Beth Zion – Beth Israel (BZBI) | Tiferet Bet Israel
Please consider supporting Liberty, Food, and Justice for All: The 2nd Annual Hazon Philadelphia Jewish Food Festival, helping us to build a healthier and more sustainable Jewish community in the greater Philadelphia area. By sponsoring this event, your company or organization will also enjoy national visibility with Hazon’s e-mail blasts reaching over 10,000 people in the region, as well as a link on this website.
There are five tiers of sponsorship. Benefits include:
Liberty Sponsor, $1,800
- Full page ad in the program brochure, eight tickets to the Food Festival, Logo placement on Hazon website, program materials, and regional emails reaching over 10,000 Philadelphia-area residents
Justice Sponsor, $1,000
- Half page ad in the program brochure, Four tickets to the Food Festival, Logo placement on Hazon website, program materials, and regional emails reaching over 10,000 Philadelphia-area residents
Food Sponsor, $500
- Quarter page ad in the program brochure, Two tickets to the Food Festival, Logo placement on Hazon website, program materials, and regional emails reaching over 10,000 Philadelphia-area residents
Festival Sponsor, $360
- Two tickets to the Food Festival, Logo placement on Hazon website, program materials, and regional emails reaching over 10,000 Philadelphia-area residents
Festival Partner, $180
- Listing on Hazon website, program materials, and regional emails reaching over 10,000 Philadelphia-area residents
All day at the festival, vendors and organizations show off their wares and spread the word to a crowd of passionate foodies and food-concerned consumers. The marketplace features local purveyors from whom you can taste and purchase local, sustainable food, art and other goodies, as well as local non-profits working on food related issues.
This year’s marketplace vendors will include:
- Re-You Massage – Therapeutic Massages On-site
- Sun and Earth - Environmentally Safe Cleaning Products
- Grow and Behold – Kosher Pastured Meats
- Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative – Farm-Fresh Veggies
- Nomoo Cookies – Dairy-free Kosher Cookies
- Peace Advocacy Network – Vegan Pledge Program
- Burning Bush– Kosher Hot Sauce
- Shan Tea – Organic Wellness Teas
- Soom Foods – Natural Tahini Products
- Wood Fired Clay – Handmade Local Pottery
- Ora’s Amazing Herbal – Herbal Products & Remedies
Challah for Hunger | Eden Village Camp | Fairmount Park Conservancy | Farm to City | GMO Free PA | Gratz College | Green Mountain Energy | Hazon CSAs | Jewish Farm School | Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia | Judy Wicks | Marisa McClellan | Mom’s Organic Market | National Museum American Jewish History | Philly Food Works | Reconstructionist Rabbinical College | Shiloh Farms & Pure Living | Taffets Bakery | Temple University’s Feinstein Center for American Jewish History and the What Is Your Food Worth? project | The Food Trust | Tova’s All Natural | Tribe 12 | Vine Dining
Do you represent a business or organization that would benefit from intimately interacting with 200+ Jewish influencers, chefs, food activists, writers, industry professionals, and early adapter consumers? You can have a table at our shuk! Fill our the Vendor Registration Form or contact Leah Lazer.
Highlights of the 2013 Food Festival were…
“Getting more connected to Philly food justice issues and how they are being addressed.”
“The lunch was delicious! The farm stands were great, I got so much great produce! The keynote speakers were very informative and interesting.”
“Making connections with people sharing similar interests.”
Because of the 2013 Food Festival…
“I’m meeting with the sustainability office at the college where I work to talk about doing a joint program on Shmita.”
“I planted the lettuce seeds I got from one of the presenters!”
“I will be paying more attention to GMO food labeling issues, both in the political realm and also in my personal food choices.”
“I’ve told several people what I learned at the text study on Shmita. And I’m hoping to try canning at least once!”