Mark is a pathologist by profession, a sailor, outdoor enthusiast, foodie and chef by avocation. Mark first connected with Hazon on Israel Ride 05 and since then is an avid cyclist. He was inspired by Hazon to found the first Philly area Tuv Ha Aretz Hazon CSA at Congregation Kol Ami in Elkins Park in 07, currently in its seventh year. Mark has been instrumental in the CSA s success, leading an annual community Tu B Shvat Seder, Sukkot trips to the farm, and producing many successful educational programs relating to Judaism, food and sustainability for the area community. As a member of Philly Hazon Advisory Board since its inception, Mark served on the planning committee for the 11 Sukkot Harvest Supper and 13 inaugural Philly Hazon Food Festival. He is co-chair of the 14 Philly Hazon Environmental Bike Ride. His is married to Karin Chernoff Kaplan and has two daughters, Molly and Ellie.
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