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.
Hazon works with a number of partner organizations with whom we participate in shared programming.
Urban AdamahUrban Adamah is a three-month residential leadership-training program for young adults that integrates urban organic farming, social justice work and progressive Jewish living and learning. Fellows operate an organic farm and educational center in Berkeley, CA, while interning with community-based social justice organizations addressing issues at the intersection of poverty, food security and environmental stewardship. The Urban Adamah curriculum is designed to equip fellows with the tools to become agents of positive change in their own lives and in their communities. Twelve Urban Adamah fellows are selected to participate each season, spring, summer and fall. Based in Oakland, fellows have participated in the Golden Gate Ride and the Food Conference.
Wilderness TorahWilderness Torah reconnects communities to the ancient, earth-based Jewish heritage, sparking transformative Jewish experiences that build community and strengthen Jewish identity. They envision creating a thriving Bay Area center for earth-based Judaism, a land base that functions as a community center, permaculture village, and a permanent home for local programs and work educating and training people from across the Jewish world.
Pearlstone CenterThe Pearlstone Retreat Center ignites Jewish passion. Their retreat center, farm, and programs enable and inspire vibrant Jewish life. Engaging Jewish, faith-based, and secular organizations, individuals, and families, Pearlstone Retreat Center serves all ages and backgrounds throughout Baltimore, the Chesapeake region, and beyond.
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PardesPardes is an open, co-ed and non-denominational Jewish learning community, based in Jerusalem and with programs worldwide.Students encounter and grapple with classic texts and traditions of Judaism, while exploring their relevance to today’s most pressing issues. Pardes empowers students with the knowledge and tools to take ownership of their Jewish experience.
Lab/ShulLab/Shul is an everybody friendly, artist-driven, experimental community for sacred Jewish gatherings based in NYC, reaching the world. The Lab/Shul community is dedicated to exploring, creating and celebrating innovative opportunities for contemplation, life cycle rituals, the arts, life-long learning and social justice. Building on Storahtelling’s vision and practice, Lab/Shul seeks to redefine the role of sacred gatherings that nourish our thirst for meaning, connection, spirituality and community.
RomemuRomemu (roh·meh·moo) seeks to integrate body, mind, and soul in Jewish practice. Unabashedly eclectic, they engage in body practices like yoga, infuse traditional liturgy with the energy of ecstatic chant, and ground our practice with meditation and contemplation. This is a Judaism that will ignite your Spirit. Romemu is a progressive, fully egalitarian community committed to tikkun olam, or social action, and to service that flows from an identification with the sacredness of all life.
Other great organizations
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.
The Heschel Center for Environmental Learning and LeadershipA leading advocate for environmental change in Israel, the Heschel Center educates Israeli leadership in cutting edge sustainability techniques. Hazon's partner on the Israel Food Tour.
The Jewish LensTJL engages youth in the exploration of Jewish values, identity, and community through the combination of photography and more traditional text-based learning. TJL provides educational programming across North America and Israel.
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.
The Bike ProjectThe Bike Project is community of refugees, mechanics and volunteers. They receive donations of second- hand bikes, fix them together at their workshop, and then donate them to refugees. By attending the workshop and helping to fix their own bike, all beneficiaries get actively involved in the process as much as possible. This enables them to learn basic bike maintenance and form long-term supportive relationships.
The Green World CampaignThe Green World Campaign has been cited by OnEarth, the magazine of the Natural Resources Defense Council, for its bold agenda: Turn degraded lands green again. Raise the living standards of the rural poor. Combat climate change. Create holistic ways to work for the health of our shared biosphere and the harmony of our global village.
TiMEBiodiversity hotspots around the world are threatened by human activity and habitat loss. TiME directs 100% of donations to purchase and protect land in Earth’s most biologically diverse areas. Members can vote to decide which conservation project will receive TiME’s funds.
Hazon is proud to be a member of the following Jewish Organizational Cohorts:
Makom HadashHazon is the anchor tenant in a residency center for second-stage Jewish non-profit organizations.
Jewish Social Justice Round TableHazon is proud to be a member of the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable, a network of 52 Jewish organizations working to elevate social justice to the center of Jewish life and to advance an explicitly Jewish framework in the pursuit of social justice.
Adva NetworkThe Adva Network is an alumni network of Adamah alumni and Teva educators.
JOFEE PartnersWe have the privilege of working with a number of other exciting organizations that are working in Jewish, Outdoor, Food, Farming & Environmental Education . Click here to learn more about our partners.
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.
- Kayam Farm
- EKAR Farm
- The Shmitah Project
- The Jewish Climate Change Campaign
- Seven Seeds
- 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 Individuals
- The 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
- Falling Fruit: A celebration of the overlooked culinary bounty of our city streets. By quantifying this resource on an interactive map, we hope to facilitate intimate connections between people, food, and the natural organisms growing in our neighborhoods.
- Shared Earth: A matchmaking service between those with land, and those who want to farm or garden.
- I Value Food: We work hard to produce food. So why do we waste it? And what can we do about it?
- Honey Bee Jewish: A beekeeper, environmental educator, and performance artist who specializes in Nature Theater performances that integrate original songs, folk legends and characters to foster fascination with the honeybee, and with natural and cultural traditions.
- The Homestead: Jewish urban farm and center for spirituality.