Supporting great people and projects in North America, Israel and the world.We have the privilege of working with a number of exciting organizations. You can find profiles of those organizations below. Hazon enjoys a number of different types of relationships with organizations in the community. Since our first bike ride in 2000, we have become one of the largest funders of the Jewish environmental movement. We have given away over $700,000 to more than 100 organizations and projects in grants from our bike rides and through work with community partners. Our fiscal sponsorship program supports new organizations in early stages of development. And we work closely with partners and cohort organizations to advance the conversation around Jewish environmental sustainability including launching Makom Hadash in 2010, a shared space for second-stage Jewish non-profits in Manhattan. Hazon is proud to be a beneficiary of UJA-Federation of NY. We invite you to learn about the organizations we support and support us in our work to create a healthier and more sustainable world for all.
Every year Hazon allocates a portion of of the funds raised through our bike rides to grantee organizations. Most of these grantees are up-and-coming environmental organizations that are able to do a great deal of good with a small grant. A portion of the proceeds from the New York Ride, California Ride, and Cross-USA Rides support small projects and organizations that are building a healthier and more sustainable Jewish community. Grants are distributed annually to major partners and dozens of mini grantees. Past grants have included:
- The down payment on the Adamah house and continuing support of the program
- Funding for a garden at Camp Na'aleh, which now provides produce to the camp kitchen
- The Israel Bike Association, which promotes active transportation in Israel
- Roof gardens, solar panels, and other green upgrades to Jewish institutional buildings
Hazon works with a number of partner organizations with whom we participate in shared programming.
The Arava Institute for Environmental StudiesThe premier environmental school in the Middle East, attracting Israelis, Palestinians, Jordanians, and Americans. Hazon's partner on the Israel Ride.
Eden Village CampRooted in the Jewish vision of creating a more environmentally sustainable, socially just, and spiritually connected world, Eden Village Camp is dedicated to providing campers with an incredible summer experience while empowering them to promote a vibrant, sustainable future for themselves, their communities, and our planet.
Israel Food Tour.
Golden Gate Ride and the Food Conference.
EkarFrom the platform of our urban farm, Ekar applies the practices of ancient traditions, customs and teachings to engage our community in the solutions to many contemporary issues. Ekar Farm has engaged 1,000 community volunteers in growing 25,000 pounds of urban organic vegetables and has donated 90% of these vegetables (20,00 lbs) to Jewish Family Service and hunger relief organization, feeding 2,500 people a month during their harvest season.
Hazon is proud to be a member of the following Jewish Organizational Cohorts:
Green HevreHazon gathers with other environmentally driven organizations to further partnerships across the field.
Hazon is also lucky to have what might be called "friends organizations," or organizations with which we share a mutually beneficial relationship – sharing ideas, resources and cross promotion, or simply organizations that we love working with.
- Over 60 partners as part of Hazon's CSA Program
- Jewish Community High School of the Bay
- JCC Manhattan
- Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
- Birthright Israel NEXT
- Transportation Alternatives
- Jewish National Fund
- Jewish Lens
Other Great Organizations and IndividualsThe Center for Creative Ecology, and eco-Tourism, at Kibbutz Lotan Eden Village Camp: An amazing camp to go to, or work at, in New York state Ellen Bernstein: Rabbi Ellen Bernstein is one of the pioneers of the JOFEE movement. Her website features her thoughts, writings, teaching, and speaking about the Bible's profound sense of place and ecological vision, ecotheology, aesthetics and ethics Masai Israel: For longer-term programs in Israel, and year-round community when you come back Music for the Earth: Exploring and implementing ways that music can be used to enrich the lives of human beings and awaken a spirit of involvement in the preservation of wildlife, wilderness and the natural environments of the Earth Organic Torah: A not-for-profit, program-based, educational initiative to integrate ancient Jewish wisdom as a leading-edge voice in contemporary efforts to create a healthier, more sustainable, prosperous and just world Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies: A remarkable number of staff and leaders at Hazon have learned at Pardes in Jerusalem Ramah Outdoors: An amazing camp to go to or work at, in Colorado Tevel: An incredible program that brings together Israelis and diaspora Jews to do service work in Nepal and, in the future, in Burundi and elsewhere Yeshivat Hadar and Mechon Hadar: Staff and leaders at Hazon have learned at these yeshivas in New York City
The ForwardHazon's award winning food blog, "The Jew and the Carrot," is now published in conjunction with The Jewish Daily Forward.
The Jewish Week