Michigan Jewish Food Festival

Aug 21, 2022 - 11:00 am EDT - 4:00 pm EDT

Connecting to Community and Our Earth

We are still buzzing from the connections, conversations, songs, learning, and community building at the 2022 Food Festival: Connecting to Community and to Our Earth. Thank you to our generous sponsors, 100+ passionate partners, and the over one thousand (!) community members who came together to explore, engage, and affirm our Jewish responsibility to steward the earth. There was something new and engaging around every corner of the DNR’s Outdoor Adventure Center. Local Jewish food experts facilitated a diverse lineup of workshops ranging from dairy preservation to traditional Jewish sweets. Hands-on activities and engagement opportunities allowed attendees to walk away with art projects, dilly beans, and new connections to organizations within the Metro-Detroit community. Active waste management practices allowed for 260lb diversion of waste away from landfills. This represents almost half of all waste associated with the Festival. Most importantly, it was a joyful day that provided everyone an opportunity to safely gather in-person and build community and connections.

As we reflect, we are proud of our work growing together as a new team and building on the impactful history of Hazon Detroit’s work. Looking ahead, we are eager to deepen our work integrating Jewish earth-based experiences, environmental education, stewardship, and action into Jewish life in our region. We look forward to deep partnership with our community partners as we work together to build community and ensure a livable world for future generations.

View photos from the 2022 event here.




 Ben N. Teitel Trust