Hazon is the Jewish lab for sustainability. We work to create a healthier and more sustainable Jewish community, and a healthier and more sustainable world for all.

The word hazon means vision. We are turning Jewish life outwards to make a difference in the world and, in that process, we are strengthening Jewish life. Our work engages individuals, institutions, and the wider community. And we renew Jewish life by exploring three millennia of Jewish wisdom to address some of the most complex challenges of our time, including climate change, environmental degradation, and food justice issues.

The Torah is a commentary on the world,

and the world is a commentary on the Torah.

—This motto reflects our determination to apply Jewish thought to some of the greatest challenges of our time – and our belief that the act of doing so is good not only for the world, but also for the renewal of Jewish life itself.

We were founded in 2000 and are based in New York City and at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, in Falls Village, CT, and we have staff in Detroit, Boulder and Denver. We welcome participants of all religious backgrounds and none, and we work closely with a wide range of institutions and leaders across the Jewish world.


We effect change in three ways:

  • Transformative Experiences: Immersive multi-day programs that directly touch people’s lives in powerful ways
  • Thought-Leadership: Changing the world through the power of new ideas and fresh thinking, including writing, teaching, curriculum-development and advocacy
  • Capacity-Building: Not just working with people as individuals, but explicitly supporting and networking great projects and partners in North America and Israel
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If you’re interested in talking to us about how we might work together in the future – and especially about how we might be of use in your community – please be in touch.