Adath Israel, Merion Station, PA
Spend your day learning, celebrating, and hands-on doing at the intersection of food, sustainability, and Jewish life.
Join us for the 2nd annual Hazon Philadelphia Jewish Food Festival: Liberty, Food & Justice For All!
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:
- See last year’s program and pictures from the event.
- Want to be involved in the planning process? Contact Amanda Ross & Lori Dafilou, Co-Chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-458-0992 (Amanda)
- Like us on Facebook for the latest updates as we release our program schedule and marketplace vendors!
Registration opens on Wednesday, September 3rd, on this website. Like our Facebook page for updates on the registration launch!
Student & Young Adult (6-25): $18
Child (0-5), with lunch: $12
Child (0-5), no lunch: Free
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:
Burning Bush – Kosher Hot Sauce
Grow and Behold – Kosher Pastured Meats
Nomoo Cookies - Dairy-free Kosher Cookies
Peace Advocacy Network – Vegan Pledge Program
Shan Tea – Organic Wellness Teas
Soom Foods - Natural Tahini Products
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!”
Keynote panel featuring Judy Wicks, local author, chef, activist, and founder of White Dog Cage, and Nigel Savage, founder of Hazon
- DIY Pickling
- Shmita and the Pre-Agricultural Diet
- Thanksgiving Turkey Butchering Workshop
- Faith-based Partnerships to Improve Food Justice in Philadelphia
- Antibiotics in Agriculture
- The Eco-Kosher Dollar
- Partnerships for Sustainable Community Food Systems
…and many more!
Click here if you’re interested in being a presenter.
We are incredibly grateful for our sponsors:
Justice Sponsors ($1,000):
Food Sponsors ($500):
Festival Partners ($180):
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