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A Call to Action for Rabbis and Spiritual Leaders From Hazon's Detroit Rabbi, Nate DeGroot

A Call to Action for Rabbis and Spiritual Leaders From Hazon's Detroit Rabbi, Nate DeGroot

February 3rd, 2021

Dear Rabbis and Spiritual Leaders, With each passing day, and each new scientific report, it is becoming increasingly clear that the climate crisis is and will continue to be the most pressing moral issue of our time. I know you, like[...]

Food Rescue Hero: Darraugh Collins

Food Rescue Hero: Darraugh Collins

January 21st, 2021

After the completion of ten weeks of exposure, enlightenment, and heavy back breaking work, Tania and I find ourselves longing for our internship to continue on into 2021. By working with Hazon and other partner organizations and leaders in the[...]

Food Rescue Hero: April Roe Agosta

Food Rescue Hero: April Roe Agosta

December 8th, 2020

For our second edition of Food Rescue Hero of the Week, Tania and I instantly knew the exact woman we needed to highlight. For years, April Roe Agosta has fed those in need -- from her backyard to the back[...]

Hazon Detroit: Tragic Hope & Meaningful Action

Hazon Detroit: Tragic Hope & Meaningful Action

December 3rd, 2020

by Rebecca Levy   Dear Friends, Since the summer, we have had the incredible fortune of having six wonderful interns supporting and enriching our work. Much gratitude to Repair the World Serve the Moment, the Applebaum Internship Program, JOIN, and the Hornstein Program[...]

Food Rescue Hero: Minister Antonio

Food Rescue Hero: Minister Antonio

November 19th, 2020

Over the next few months, Tania and myself, Lily, will be highlighting our local food rescue heroes. In doing this work only briefly, we have been struck with the profound recognition of our own privilege, of our ability to go[...]

Hazon Detroit: Shake Local

Hazon Detroit: Shake Local

October 7th, 2020

Dear Friends, Our rabbis say (Tosafot, Suk. 37b) that when we shake the lulav and etrog on Sukkot, “the trees of the forest sing with joy.” So that got us to wondering, what are the conditions that might allow the trees[...]

Hazon Detroit: I Am To My Beloved

Hazon Detroit: I Am To My Beloved

August 27th, 2020

Dear Friends, When this pandemic began it was winter. You may remember it snowing while we were Safer At Home. Winter eventually gave way to spring, as it does, and life bloomed bright while we remained in quarantine. As the months[...]

Food, then and now

Food, then and now

August 6th, 2020

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 16 Av 5780 Dear All, This week’s sidra, Eikev, is the week that introduced into English (via the King James version)  “man does not live by bread alone” and “a land flowing with milk and honey.”  It’s the week[...]

Out of the Crash

Out of the Crash

July 21st, 2020

Dear Friends, R’ Benay Lappe, who runs SVARA queer yeshiva in Chicago, teaches what she calls her “crash theory.” Every person and every group has a narrative that defines us and our beliefs, she says. This is called a “master story.”[...]

Hazon Detroit: Time to Grow

Hazon Detroit: Time to Grow

April 6th, 2020

Dear Friends, I was present once, when a teacher told a full room, “In the years ahead, we will be called to be both the hospice caretakers of the old world, the old structures, and midwives of the new one.” It[...]