Mission & Vision

The word Hazon means “vision”. Our vision is of a vibrant, healthy Jewish community, in which to be Jewish is necessarily to help create a more sustainable world for all.

We’re in a global environmental crisis. Jewish tradition compels us to respond.

As the Jewish lab for sustainability, Hazon is building a movement that strengthens Jewish life and contributes to a more environmentally sustainable world for all.

People who participate in our programs…

  • deepen their Jewish identities;
  • experience the connection between inherited Jewish wisdom, food, climate, and the natural world; and
  • become linked with others who care about creating a more sustainable Jewish community and world.

Hazon develops, networks, and provides resources for those growing into leadership – people changing existing institutions or building new organizations and communities that live the values we cherish and the world needs. These individuals become part of a powerful movement of like-minded people within and outside the Jewish community who take responsibility for fixing what has gone awry in our relationship to the world and for designing a more sustainable future for all.

We effect change in three ways:

  • Inspiring and activating people through immersive JOFEE experiences.
    (JOFEE is Jewish, Outdoor, Food, Farming & Environmental Education)
  • Educating and supporting JOFEE leaders.
  • Building a field, by catalyzing and convening Jewish leaders, organizations, and individuals to make specific commitments to change – with a particular focus on food systems, because food is central to both Jewish life and our impact in the world.
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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.