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First Annual Boston Jewish Food Conference: Sowing the Seeds of Sustainability

Sunday April 22nd, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Co-sponsored by Hazon.

Join the Greater Boston Jewish community for an in-depth exploration of cuisine, agriculture, labor, business, health, access, history, and spirituality.  Participate in a range of hands-on activities, Jewish textual reflections, and contemporary food justice sessions, including:

  • Agricultural dimensions of the Jewish calendar cycle
  • Contemporary Jewish spiritual practice
  • Kosher ritual slaughter and eating ethics
  • Models of Community Supported Agriculture and Sustainable Simchas
  • Shuk (marketplace) with educational resources, local vendors of Judaica crafts, sustainable food goodies (to purchase and to taste) and community partners
  • Wool spinning, sauerkraut making & wheat threshing
  • Workers’ rights, food aid and access

View the full list of titles, educators, and detailed workshop descriptions. This event seeks to foster new dynamics and connections within the Jewish community and expand the landscape of the Boston Jewish food scene.

Judith Belasco, Director of Programs at Hazon, will be presenting on two sessions:

  • Bringing Sustainable Food to Your Jewish Institution
  • Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) that Supports Your Community

Tickets: $36 adults; $18 for those under 18

Includes a locally sourced Kosher vegetarian dinner

Register Here

Hosted by Hebrew College, 160 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA

Co-sponsored by Ganei Beantown: Beantown Jewish Gardens and Hebrew College.

Supported in part by a CJP Innovation Grant.

For more information contact Leora Mallach leora@beantownjewishgardens.org– 617-877-2036

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