Judith Belasco

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Endings and beginnings

Endings and beginnings

August 8th, 2019

 Significant staff changes at Hazon... Thursday, August 8, 2019 | 6 Av 5779 Dear All, In the Torah, this is an end, and then a beginning. We’re starting to read the book of Devarim. It’s the last book of the Torah, and a pivot which[...]

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Hurricanes, earthquakes, floods... and chicken coops

October 2nd, 2017

October 3rd, 2017 | 13 Tishrei 5778 Dear All, My family built our sukkah this past Sunday. I felt an uneasy juxtaposition between the joy of this holiday – freely choosing to create and decorate a temporary home in which we will share[...]

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When 6,500 people come together

September 7th, 2017

September 7th, 2017 | 16 Elul 5777 Dear All, Dreams (and dreamers) are being seemingly pushed aside. Storms are raging wilder and fiercer as the climate changes. Difference is being aligned with fear. We must find ways to open our doors to each[...]

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Building a world I want to live in

August 10th, 2017

August 10, 2017 | 18 Av 5777 Dear All, We are more wired together – yet more disconnected from each other – than ever. It is hard to understand. A recent Atlantic article explored the sharp generational changes that are already surfacing. The first kids who[...]

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Make an investment in happiness

July 13th, 2017

July 13th, 2017 | 19 Tamuz 5777 Dear All, On Tuesday, we began what is known on the Jewish calendar as "the Three Weeks." This is a time of decreasing happiness which culminates in Tisha B'av, a commemoration of the destruction of Jerusalem,[...]

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Sign | Seal | Deliver

June 29th, 2017

June 29th, 2017 | 5th of Tamuz, 5777 Dear all, Last year, from the bimah at Greenburgh Hebrew Center, a shul outside NYC, there was a reminder to attend the annual meeting and vote to approve the budget. I overheard the whispers[...]

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A few first words from me, as Hazon's acting CEO...

June 13th, 2017

June 13th, 2017 | 19th Sivan 5777 Dear All, I joined Hazon in July 2007 as the Associate Director of Food Programs. I was a vegan and my first day on the job, Nigel mentioned that I needed to organize our first-ever shechita[...]