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 bring together 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, Nigel Savage, founder of Hazon, Ari Rosenberg, urban farmer and food justice educator for the Center for Environmental Transformation in Camden, NJ, and Nati Passow, Director of the Jewish Farm School and Hazon Philadelphia. 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.
Registration includes all sessions, samples, a free Hazon Philadelphia reusable shopping bag, and delicious kosher lunch provided by Six Points Catering from Citron + Rose. Advance registration is required to guarantee lunch.
Student & Young Adult (6-25): $18
Child (0-5), with lunch: $12
Child (0-5), no lunch: Free
Learn more and get involved:
- See last year’s program and pictures from the event.
- Want to volunteer for the Food Festival? Fill out this form and we will contact you shortly.
- Questions? Contact Amanda Ross, Food Festival Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-458-0992
- Like us on Facebook for the latest updates as we release our program schedule and marketplace vendors!
9:30 – Registration opens, refreshments and information stations available
9:30 – 10:30 – Mitzvah Project (TBD)
10:00 – 10:30 – Morning Mindfulness Programs
10:45 – 12:00 – Keynote Address, concurrent with Children’s Programming with Eden Village Camp
12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch
12:30 – 4:30 – Marketplace open
1:15 – 2:15 – Session 1
2:30 – 3:30 – Session 2
3:30 – 4:30 – Marketplace Shopping
Keynote Panel featuring Judy Wicks, local author, chef, activist, and founder of White Dog Cage, Nigel Savage, founder of Hazon, Ari Rosenberg, urban farmer and food justice educator for the Center for Environmental Transformation in Camden, NJ, and Nati Passow, Director of the Jewish Farm School and Hazon Philadelphia.
Session 1 workshops include:
- Small Batch Preserving with Honey with Marisa McClellan
- Bati LeGani: Planting Sacred Space to Connect Family, G-d, and Creation with Zohar Asbel (Children’s Programming)
- Vegetable Gardening with Sally McCabe
- Vegan Turkey Demo with Jasmin Ilkay
- Partnerships for Sustainable Community Food Systems with Ryan Kuck
- Food Insecurity in Israel with Leket
- Shmita 101 with Rabbi Kevin Kleinman
- Raising Children with Shmita Consciousness – A Creative Laboratory with Rabbis Martin & Kelin
- Baking a Difference with Challah for Hunger (Elana Silberstein)
- Antibiotics in Agriculture with Sam Bernhardt
- Snapshot of Moshe: The coming of Shabbat & Manna with Rabbi Arthur Waskow
- Children’s Crafts & Storytelling with JKidPhilly (Lori Rubin)
Session 2 workshops include:
- Quick Seasonal Pickling with Marisa McClellan
- Food Access Advocacy Work with Robin Rifkin
- DIY Pickling with Amanda Feifer
- Turkey Butchering Session with Grow & Behold
- Intergenerational Cooking Program with Tina Wasserman
- Sustainability Through Eradicating Animal Farming with Dara Lovitz
- Olive Oil: The essence of Hanukkah with Ronit Treatman
- Congregation Based Food Justice with Rabbi Kevin Kleinman
- Faith-based Partnerships to Improve Food Justice in Philadelphia with The Food Trust
- Shmita Cycles in the Kabbalah: Different Torahs for Different Worlds with Joel Hecker
- Shmita and Pre-agricultural Food Systems with Nati Passow and Bob Pierson
- The Eco-Kosher Dollar with Rabbi Arthur Waskow
- Children’s Crafts & Storytelling with JKidPhilly (Lori Rubin)
We are incredibly grateful for our sponsors:
Congregation Beth Am Israel | Congregation Keneseth Israel | Congregation Kol Ami | Germantown Jewish Center | Gratz College | jkidphilly | Kellman Brown Academy | Nomoo Cookies | Society Hill Synagogue
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 City Coffee | Old York Road Temple – Beth Am | Repair the World | Sage Financial Group | Temple Beth El – Yardley | Temple Beth Hilel – Beth El | Temple Beth Sholom | 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
Adamah Foods | Burning Bush | Center for Environmental Transformation | Challah for Hunger | Eden Village Camp | Fairmount Park Conservancy | Farm to City | GMO Free PA | Gratz College | Green Mountain Energy | Grow and Behold | Hazon CSAs | Jewish Farm School | Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia | Judy Wicks | Klein JCC | Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative | Marisa McClellan | Mobilization for Animals PA | Mom’s Organic Market | National Museum American Jewish History | Nomoo Cookie Company | Old City Coffee | Ora’s Amazing Herbal | Philly Food Works | Re-You Massage | Reconstructionist Rabbinical College | Repair the World | Shan Tea | Shiloh Farms & Pure Living | Soom Foods | Sun and Earth | 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 | Wood Fired Clay
Get your fill of locally-produced, organic-certified, kosher-certified, and exceptionally delicious pickles, jam, maple syrupand cheese made by Adamah and delivered directly to Philadelphia at the 2nd Annual Hazon Philadelphia Jewish Food Festival: Liberty, Food, and Justice for All. Sign up for one of five share options by clicking the links below, then pick them up at the Marketplace.
HOW TO ORDER: Click on links below and sign up below online with a credit card.
Choose from the following share options:
Salty/Spicy: I jar each of Spicy Lemon Pickles, Kimchi, Firekraut, Currykraut & Bomb jelly
Salty/Sweet: 1 jar each of Sauerkraut, Dill pickles, Pickled Green Tomatos, Blueberry Jam
Pickle Me: Dill Pickles, Spicy Lemon Pickles, Pickled Green Tomatos, Sauerkraut
Shares are $40 each
IMPORTANT: Click on “click to calculate shipping” button then choose “CSA Pickup” as your shipping method to avoid being charged a shipping fee. Your products will be available for pickup at the Adamah table at the Food Festival.
The deadline to sign up is November 10. Early birds (who sign up before November 5) will have the opportunity to add-on additional a la carte items from our website (for example, a few extra jars of pickles).
Delivery Date: Sunday, November 16
Delivery location: Adath Israel, Merion Station, PA
New to the pickle packs? Read about Adamah’s products below and send questions to email@example.com.
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.
A selection of fresh sandwiches and salads from Six Points Catering at Citron + Rose. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options available, all supervised under the Community Kashrus of Greater Philadelphia. Featuring…
½ Very Veggie Sandwich (Vegan and Gluten Free)
- Grilled Zucchini, Squash, and Eggplant, Sweet Potato Hummus Spread, Baby Arugula on Gluten Free Wrap
- Red Bliss Potato Salad
- Curly Kale Salad Shaved Carrots, Chickpeas, Sesame Seeds, Preserved Orange
½ Mixed Cheese (CI) and Veggies
- Leaf Lettuce and Sliced Tomato on Baguette
- Basil Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad with Broccoli and Mushrooms
- Arugula Salad Dried Blueberry, Green Apple, Cider Vinaigrette, Goat Cheese
½ Dara Sandwiches
- Baked Salmon Salad, Dill, Lemon Zest, Swiss Cheese, Cucumber and Bibb Lettuce on Challah
- Orecchiette Salad Teardrop Tomato and Fresh Herbs
- Caesar Salad Garlic Croutons, Crisp Romaine, Parmesan
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!”
The #44 SEPTA bus travels between Philadelphia City Hall (JFK Blvd and 15th St.) and the front door of Adath Israel. On Sunday, buses run approximately every 30 minutes, and the ride takes 30 minutes. Tokens cost $1.80 in advance, or $2.25 if you pay in cash on the bus.
As the Food Festival comes closer, Hazon will help coordinate a group meet-up to take the bus to the Food Festival together. Check back to this page for information.
Adath Israel is 15 minutes by car from Center City, Philadelphia. Click here for driving directions.
As the Food Festival comes closer, Hazon will help coordinate car-pooling and ride-sharing. Check back to this page for information.