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Hazon is at the forefront of an evolving conversation about how American Jewish life can be strengthened by engagement with food, the outdoors, and the environment.

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Michigan Jewish Food Festival
Aug 27, 2017 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Eastern Market Corporation, Detroit, MI

Metro Detroit is at the forefront of the Jewish Food Movement, which connects food and sustainability with Jewish tradition. 5,000 people came to the food festival last year, and this year’s event will bring together over 60 Jewish organizations and more than 60 food entrepreneurs and food justice organizations to share traditions and to build relationships.

New York Ride & Retreat
Sep 1, 2017 - Sep 4, 2017
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

Join the People of the Bike for our annual fully-supported ride and retreat. This exciting, diverse community Shabbat and cycling experience is open for people of all cycling levels and ages. Includes Camp Teva for kids!

JOFEE Network Gathering
Sep 14, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017
Pearlstone Center, Reisterstown, MD

Join Jewish Outdoor, Food, Farming, and Environmental Educators for the annual JOFEE Network Gathering – an innovative and engaging conference for anyone interested in JOFEE programming!

Yom Kippur Retreat
Sep 29, 2017 - Oct 1, 2017
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

Spend Yom Kippur in a place and in a community that supports quiet, contemplative time and meaningful shared experiences. Orthodox Minyan with Rabbi-Chazan Matti Brown and Renewal Minyan with Kohenet Shamirah Bechirah.

Oct 4, 2017 - Oct 15, 2017
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

Sukkahfest is a singular event – perhaps the most joyous, and almost certainly the most diverse celebration of the holiday of Sukkot on planet Earth. Includes Camp Teva for kids!

Hazon Meditation Retreat
Dec 24, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

Join Rabbi Jay Michaelson, Beth Resnick-Folk, Eliezer Sobel, and Rabbi Naomi Hyman for silent meditation with instruction, musical prayer services, evening teachings that draw on Jewish, Secular & Buddhist sources, and more.

Sustainable Israel Tour
Apr 29, 2018 - May 6, 2018

Join Rabbi David Ingber, Founder of Romemu, and Nigel Savage, Founder of Hazon and Romemu Board Member, on a one-of-a-kind mission highlighting Israeli developments in sustainable food production, healthy living, and social justice.


From Our Friends

The Tivnu: Building Justice Year
Aug 24, 2017 - May 24, 2018
Tivnu, Portland, OR

Tivnu is a nine-month Jewish gap year program in Portland, Oregon. Participants live together, create community, discover the Pacific Northwest, and explore connections between Jewish life and social justice with their heads, hands, and hearts.

Wilderness Torah Training Institute
Aug 29, 2017 - Sep 4, 2017
Santa Cruz Mountains Wilderness, Felton, CA

Learn how to create nature-based Jewish programs in this immersive training in Wilderness Torah’s K-12 Jewish nature-connection model.

Torah Yoga in Hiking Boots in Israel
Oct 31, 2017 - Nov 9, 2017

Torah Yoga in Hiking Boots will combine classic yoga for both beginning and advanced students with Torah wisdom from Rav Kook, Sfat Emet, the Zohar and more, while anchoring it all with hiking through the terrain of Biblical Israel.

Run with Team UJA
Nov 5, 2017 - All Day

HAZON is teaming up with UJA to help them build a team of 100 runners in the TCS New York City marathon honor of the their 100th birthday. Will you be one of them? (This is the year to take it off your bucket list!)