For 3,000 years, Judaism has been encouraging us to think critically about the food we eat, the land our food comes from, and the ways our food choices affect the health of our community and our planet.
The more people are able to understand their own relationship to food and land, and simultaneously, to Jewish tradition, the more they will engage in creating healthier and more sustainable communities for all.
Sustainable Food Systems
How do we create an American Jewish community that is measurably healthier and more sustainable, demonstrably playing a role in making the world healthier and more sustainable for all? Hazon is working to build connections and relationships between farmers, entrepreneurs, farm workers, consumers, distributors, rabbis, Jewish leaders, business leaders, and other faith leaders, among others. We are supporting farmers, building CSAs, inspiring farmers’ markets at our synagogues and JCCs, and helping to source local food at Jewish institutions. We offer resources on Jews, Food & Contemporary Issues, including curricula materials for adults and kids and families. Our award-winning blog The Jew & the Carrot is an online conversation about Jews, food, and contemporary life.
We’re here to help you frame and answer these questions. To inspire people. To start gradual processes of change that will make people proud of your organization and that will enable you to have a positive impact in the world.
Join us at the annual Hazon Food Conference, a multiday immersive experience in the world of food, social justice, and Jewish learning. Join us at a one-day Food Festival or contact us to help you set one up in your community. The Hazon CSA Manual provides everything you need to start and run a CSA in your community. Our Adamah Farmers’ Markets offer fresh organic produce and fermented delights – both for sale and sampling.
Take a summer vacation that’s good for you… and the planet. Engage at the intersection of food systems and climate change while you enjoy delicious local, seasonal, sustainable food. The Kids’ Food Conference, specially designed for young foodies, makes it perfect for the whole family!
Metro Detroit is at the forefront of the Jewish Food Movement, which connects food and sustainability with Jewish tradition. Join us for the fourth annual Festival!