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Recipe: Wild Alaskan Salmon

Recipe: Wild Alaskan Salmon

May 24th, 2019

Want a bigger taste?  Join us this summer at the Hazon Food Conference! 4 6-ounce wild salmon filets (from Alaska), skin off 1 tablespoon chopped flat leaf parsley 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary 2 teaspoons chopped[...]

Recipe: Vegan Jackfruit Pulled “Pork” Sandwiches

Recipe: Vegan Jackfruit Pulled “Pork” Sandwiches

May 22nd, 2019

Want a bigger taste?  Join us this summer at the Hazon Food Conference! This recipe and photo come to us from Dave Albert on Rootiful. Jackfruit pulled pork Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Total Time: About an hour Yield: 4–6 sandwiches — Adapted from MORE, moreveganblog.com Ingredients [...]

Making the Omer COUNT! Food Waste, Composting and more

Making the Omer COUNT! Food Waste, Composting and more

May 22nd, 2019

Dear Hazon Seal Sites, A new UN report came out this week that had some seriously grim content. One million species now face extinction, and all of this will harm human health. One of the biggest ways that we can make[...]

Hazon Seal Spotlight: Congregation Agudath Israel of West Essex (NJ)

Hazon Seal Spotlight: Congregation Agudath Israel of West Essex (NJ)

May 22nd, 2019

By Harriet Sepinwall and Mark Lipsy Please see below for an article about an Interfaith Tu B'shvat Program held at Congregation Agudath Israel. For any questions or comments for Congregation Agudath Israel, please reach out to us and we are happy[...]

Where do we begin? The Hazon Food Conference

Where do we begin? The Hazon Food Conference

May 16th, 2019

Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 26th day of the omer; hod she’b’netzach by Nigel Savage Dear All, This is indeed a global environmental crisis – indeed, a series of crises. “Climate change” is not only a thing in itself; it is also shorthand[...]

Hazon Seal Spotlight: Welcoming our new Hazon Seal Sites

Hazon Seal Spotlight: Welcoming our new Hazon Seal Sites

May 14th, 2019

We are so proud of the newest additions to our Hazon Seal of Sustainability family. These incredible institutions are working towards their first Hazon Seal of Sustainability this year, and are already inspiring us with their work. Get to know[...]

Hakhel Blog: Craig Oshkello

Hakhel Blog: Craig Oshkello

May 13th, 2019

The local farm supply store, a seventh generation family business, left a message for me on Shabbat. Probably not aware that it was the fourteenth day of the counting of the Omer, they let me know the barley has arrived.[...]

Hakhel Spotlight: FED

Hakhel Spotlight: FED

May 13th, 2019

FED is a community where people from diverse backgrounds, professions, and walks of life come together for open and honest dialogue; delicious, vegetable-forward food; and the creative energy and ideas of others in attendance. Each event provides motivational, entertaining[...]

Hazon Joins NSAC: Update and Action

Hazon Joins NSAC: Update and Action

May 10th, 2019

Hazon is now an allied member of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition. As a coalition member, Hazon joins a diverse range of organizations in supporting food and farm policies that build a healthier and more sustainable world. NSAC members rely on[...]

"I'm grateful to see the amazing world Hashem created!"

May 9th, 2019

Last week, as our time with The Shefa School in Manhattan came to a close, we had the chance to collect highlights and share gratitude with the students and teachers. Some of the highlights included the campfire, the camp-wide game[...]

Hazon Detroit: The Wheat Harvest

Hazon Detroit: The Wheat Harvest

May 9th, 2019

Dear Friends, According to our biblical calendar, we are in the midst of the grain harvest, a season of gladness and growth which lasted seven weeks of seven days. It began with harvesting barley during Passover and ended with harvesting wheat[...]

Recipe: Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Pie

Recipe: Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Pie

May 6th, 2019

Want a bigger taste?  Join us this summer at the Hazon Food Conference! Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Pie This recipe & photo come from The Minimalist Baker Prep time: 25 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Total time: 40 minutes Servings: 10 Ingredients Crust 1 sleeve graham crackers (or sub a similar gluten-free[...]

Recipe: Garlic Herb Vegan Cheese

Recipe: Garlic Herb Vegan Cheese

May 6th, 2019

Want a bigger taste?  Join us this summer at the Hazon Food Conference! Garlic Herb Vegan Cheese This recipe & photo come from The Minimalist Baker Serves: 32 For the Cheese 2 cups (240 g) raw cashews 2 garlic cloves, minced (1 Tbsp or 6[...]

Vision.

Vision.

May 2nd, 2019

By Nigel Savage Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 12th day of the omer; hod she’b’gevurah Dear All, Today is Yom Hashoah, and the attack in Poway of course remains on my mind. Like many of us, I was inspired by the words and[...]

Spring Teva is Here!

Spring Teva is Here!

May 1st, 2019

  "I used to think nature was something I was outside of, but now I know it is something I am a part of!" - Sarah, 4th grade       Teva educators and staff members eagerly awaited the first school of the Spring Teva[...]

Food and Freedom: Our Relationship with Food, Ethical Consumption and Responsible Recycling

Food and Freedom: Our Relationship with Food, Ethical Consumption and Responsible Recycling

April 29th, 2019

  Dear Hazon Seal Sites, Earth Day is this coming MONDAY, April 22! Here is another themed listserv email to get you all excited! As we come together around the Seder table this Passover, we invite you to take this opportunity to explore[...]

Hazon Seal Spotlight: Celebrating Our Participating Sites

Hazon Seal Spotlight: Celebrating Our Participating Sites

April 19th, 2019

Happy Earth Day! We want to celebrate by honoring the institutions that were awarded the Hazon Seal of Sustainability in 2018. Read on to learn about some of the awesome projects they have implemented this past year. Every organization is[...]

Personal Reflection: Hazon Food Conference

Personal Reflection: Hazon Food Conference

April 17th, 2019

By Daphne Steinberg Can one's life change in the course of three days? I think so. I wasn't really sure what I'd signed up for when I registered for the 2018 Hazon Food Conference. But I'm confident that I didn't expect to[...]

The Four Children: Fresh insight from a beloved text

The Four Children: Fresh insight from a beloved text

April 17th, 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | 12th Nissan, 5779 The deepest question which underpins all of Hazon’s work is simply this: We are messing up the world. What should we do about that? It’s not hard to sketch out some of the main problems[...]

Hakhel Spotlight: Israeli Community Barcelona

Hakhel Spotlight: Israeli Community Barcelona

April 10th, 2019

The Israeli Community Barcelona was established in October 2016 by a group of local Israelis who sought to join together in order to create a framework for social activities. The activities take place in Hebrew and revolve around Jewish holidays[...]

Helping our Oceans: Hazon Seal Spotlight and Call to Action

Helping our Oceans: Hazon Seal Spotlight and Call to Action

April 9th, 2019

By Ariel Marantz and Merav Cohen Hi Hazon Seal Sites! In case you missed it, by 2050 there could be more plastic in the ocean than fish! Our oceans are becoming saturated with microplastics – some so small that we can’t even[...]

Hazon Seal Spotlight: Temple Solel (FL)

Hazon Seal Spotlight: Temple Solel (FL)

April 9th, 2019

By Stephanie Jofe and Ariel Marantz For any questions or comments for Temple Solel, please reach out to us and we are happy to make the shidduch! Click here for the associated blog post with more resources for your institution! -- Being that Temple[...]

Recipe: Moroccan Charoset Balls for Passover

Recipe: Moroccan Charoset Balls for Passover

April 8th, 2019

Want a bigger taste?  Join us this summer at the Hazon Food Conference! Moroccan Charoset Balls By Susan Barocas A typical Moroccan charoset recipe contains dates, raisins, local spices and various fruits finely ground together for unique blends. There is a tradition of rolling[...]

Recipe: Creamy Asparagus Soup for Passover

Recipe: Creamy Asparagus Soup for Passover

April 8th, 2019

Want a bigger taste?  Join us this summer at the Hazon Food Conference! Creamy Asparagus Soup for Passover By Liz Rueven, Kosher Like Me This one pot vegan soup highlights the earliest spring crop during our joyous celebration of a new season. Feel free[...]

Hazon Detroit: Ethical Meat Buying Club: Deadline to Order 4/7

Hazon Detroit: Ethical Meat Buying Club: Deadline to Order 4/7

April 5th, 2019

Dear friends, At the core of Judaism is the sacred task of aligning our daily actions with our deepest values. And what daily action is more Jewish than eating?! So then what does it do to the joy of our Shabbat[...]

Hazon Seal NYC Cohort: Launch and Composting Initiative

Hazon Seal NYC Cohort: Launch and Composting Initiative

April 4th, 2019

The Hazon Seal NYC Cohort met for the first time! We got acquainted and launched our annual initiative for composting. Mara Moss from the NYC Department of Sanitation presented and explained local resources, answered questions and provided much-needed clarity regarding the[...]

Visions for Our New Land

Visions for Our New Land

April 4th, 2019

Thursday, April 4, 2019 | 28th Adar II, 5779 Dear All, I had asked Janna, Rebecca, and Shamu – leaders of our Adamah program – to write something for all of us, about the new land we have been able to buy[...]

Farm Bill: Update and Action

Farm Bill: Update and Action

April 3rd, 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 It is springtime on the farm which means that seedlings are sprouting in the greenhouse, the peepers are singing at dusk in Lake Miriam at Isabella Freedman, and lovers of food and earth are calling congress about[...]

Hakhel Israel Trip – Communities of Israel

Hakhel Israel Trip – Communities of Israel

March 25th, 2019

Communities of Israel - Reflections from Hakhel's Israel Tour by Sephirah Stacey Oshkello At the beginning of November, members of Living Tree Alliance traveled to Israel with 20 other leaders of Jewish intentional communities in North America as part of Hazon's[...]

A remarkable gift from the tradition, starting tonight

A remarkable gift from the tradition, starting tonight

March 21st, 2019

Let me begin at the end. Tonight – start to clear things out. Start to clear out your attic, your basement, your garage. The pantry in your kitchen, and any opened bottle or jar in the fridge or the cupboard that’s been[...]

Hazon Detroit: Of Spirit and of Seed

Hazon Detroit: Of Spirit and of Seed

March 20th, 2019

Dear Friends, As you know, it’s been gray and rainy since November. Not as much snow as some years, but cold, drizzly, damp, and long. We’ve been cooped up indoors trying to find outlets for excess energy, and yet seasons are[...]

Testimony: Proposed Revised Supplemental Finding for the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards and Results of the Residual Risk and Technology Review

Testimony: Proposed Revised Supplemental Finding for the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards and Results of the Residual Risk and Technology Review

March 18th, 2019

On March 18, 2019, Dr. Mirele B. Goldsmith testified at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on behalf of the Jewish Climate Action Network for stronger mercury standards. Below are her remarks. My name is Dr. Mirele B. Goldsmith. I am[...]

Hakhel Spotlight: Hashomer Hatzair USA

Hakhel Spotlight: Hashomer Hatzair USA

March 15th, 2019

Hello from Hashomer Hatzair USA! We are a socialist zionist youth movement that has a sleepaway camp in the summer and year-round activities for our kenim (branches). We are excited to be here as first time members in the Hakhel community![...]

Not our hazon, and not in our name – Hazon statement

Not our hazon, and not in our name – Hazon statement

March 7th, 2019

Thursday, March 7, 2019 | Rosh Chodesh Adar II, 5779 A new organization called “hazon” has suddenly appeared in Israel. They are using our name – and they have very different values from us. We want to make clear not only that[...]

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Press Release: Not our hazon

March 7th, 2019

For immediate release Hazon, the leading American Jewish environmental organization, this week issued a strong response to a new Israeli organization, also called "hazon", that has published a series of inflammatory billboards attacking gay, lesbian and transgender Israelis, and then also[...]

Hazon Seal of Sustainability Highlights our Relationship to Food in 2019

Hazon Seal of Sustainability Highlights our Relationship to Food in 2019

March 6th, 2019

Our Hazon Seal of Sustainability network is large and strong. Together, we can aggregate our efforts and demonstrate how we, as a community of Jewish communities, have made and continue to make a measurable difference in safeguarding this earth (being[...]

Ethical Eating Mini-Grants

Ethical Eating Mini-Grants

March 6th, 2019

Announcing: New mini-grants to help Hazon’s Seal of Sustainability Sites promote ethical food sourcing and animal welfare* Thank you for your interest in putting your values into action by exploring food choices that promote ethical food sourcing and animal welfare. YES[...]

Food and Farm Policy: Update and Action

Food and Farm Policy: Update and Action

March 6th, 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Important food and farm policy work moved forward this winter amid all of the daunting political news. On December 20th the 2018 Farm Bill became law. The law’s passage was a win simply in that it allowed[...]

The Acute and the Chronic

The Acute and the Chronic

February 21st, 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 16th Adar I, 5779 by Nigel Savage We’ve been hearing about a “national emergency.”It makes sense for governments to have provisions for such things. Every now and then – in human life, in organizational life, and in[...]

Hazon Detroit: Leaping Towards Connection

Hazon Detroit: Leaping Towards Connection

February 15th, 2019

Dear Friends, We are now firmly in the month of February, a 28 day month in most years, that becomes 29 days in years that are multiples of four. Of course, this phenomenon is known as a “leap year.” And while 2019[...]