Hazon Philadelphia Jewish Food Festival

Nov 15, 2015 - All Day

Congregation Keneseth Israel, Elkins Park, PA

Co-hosted by Congregation Kol Ami and Congregation Keneseth Israel

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Did the kosher chicken on your Shabbos table ever see sunlight? Was your coffee grown by a women’s cooperative in Guatemala? What else don’t you know about your food’s journey between the farm and your table?

Whether you’re a fanatic farmer or suspicious of spinach, we want to give you balanced information to make informed, empowered food choices, without promoting any one lifestyle. Through the lens of Jewish ethics and dietary laws, we will explore the environmental, health and social implications of the production and sourcing practices behind foods we encounter every day. We’ve been working for months to convene engaged experts from throughout the Jewish world and food movement, and they can’t wait to meet you.

You are warmly invited to the 2015 Hazon Philadelphia Jewish Food Festival: Between Farm and Table. See you there!


This was the first time I’ve ever attended a program like this. I learned a lot about Hazon, the needs within our communities and how we, as Jews, can help make the world a better place.

I was so excited about learning how to make quick pickles that I went and bought the Mason jars on the way home. I just made my first batch and can’t wait to try them!

I happen to be a Quaker but found the Food Festival to be engaging and inspiring. To be surrounded by smart people of any faith, who share a desire to learn and grow towards creating sustainable and just food systems was very exciting. The historical/religious perspective brought into light where we’ve come from as humans, where we are now, and how we might learn from those who came long before us.

The people at this conference, the presenters, vendors, as well as attendees, were all interesting, welcoming, warm, and friendly. We came from over an hour away, and still were able to play Jewish geography, meeting people who knew people we knew.

Join us to:

  • learn at a keynote presentation
  • feast on a sustainable, certified-kosher lunch
  • browse a marketplace full of goodies, crafts, snacks, and information
  • engage in workshops about everything from food justice to healthy cooking techniques. Past session topics have included DIY pickling, urban gardening tips, providing food access in the city, Jewish text study, and sustainable farming practices.

Schedule Overview

9:15 – 10:00 – Registration and morning activities (coffee and snacks, mindfulness programs, services, and more)

10:00 – 11:30 – Keynote Panel

11:30 – 12:30 – Lunch and Marketplace open

12:30-1:20 – Workshop Session 1

1:30 – 2:20 – Workshop Session 2

2:30 – 3:20 – Workshop Session 3

3:20 – 4:00 – Marketplace

Check back soon for detailed program information.

You don’t have to wait until November!

  • Join the Food Festival Planning Committee! Befriend fellow foodies while contributing to Hazon’s mission of healthier and more sustainable communities in the Jewish world and beyond. If you’re interested, let us know here, and we’ll find a time to talk.
  • Do you have skills or knowledge you want to share? Let us know through the Presenter Interest Form.

We’d love for you to be part of the day. The festival audience is engaged and passionate – this is a great way to connect directly with them and give your organization visibility within a broad Jewish community.

  • If you are interested in tabling at our marketplace or sponsoring the Food Festival, visit the “sponsors” tab or email Leah Lazer.





Silver Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

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Community Partners



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milkcrateMilkCrate will serve as the official event app for the Hazon Philadelphia Jewish Food Festival! MilkCrate is a new mobile app and digital hub that makes living more sustainably fun and easy. It connects users with local, sustainable businesses and resources in their community.  Each business and vendor at the festival will be listed in the app, making it easy for everyone to access business profiles, find booths and save vendor information. Download today on iOS and Android!


Vendors and Exhibitors:

Coming soon!

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