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Help Us Win Support for Farm to School in Congress

Help Us Win Support for Farm to School in Congress

July 19th, 2019

Nine years have passed since the USDA Farm to School Grant Program was successfully launched in 2010, and school food service providers still find it tough to access locally grown foods. Despite increased connectivity to farmers, logistical and cost hurdles[...]

Hakhel Spotlight: Zooz, Melbourne

Hakhel Spotlight: Zooz, Melbourne

July 18th, 2019

Zooz is a community in Melbourne, Australia which is run by for and young Jewish adults, aiming to provide these individuals with a framework for meaningful engagement with Judaism, Israel, and the wider community. Zooz members meet weekly on Wednesday nights[...]

Summer Feature - Teva Educators: Where Are They Now?

Summer Feature - Teva Educators: Where Are They Now?

July 17th, 2019

*As we begin approaching Teva’s 25th Anniversary, we will be spending the summer months featuring former Teva Educators who were once Teva students. They are from different Teva seasons and have different stories, experiences and memories. Enjoy the walk down[...]

It's time to Slow Down our Fast Fashion

It's time to Slow Down our Fast Fashion

July 16th, 2019

By Ariel Marantz, Associate, Hazon Seal of Sustainability We are in an era of “fast fashion”, defined as “inexpensive clothing produced rapidly by mass-market retailers in response to the latest trends” (Waste Advantage Magazine). What effect does buying and quickly discarding[...]

Summer and wilderness and complaining

Summer and wilderness and complaining

July 11th, 2019

by Nigel Savage Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 8th Tammuz, 5779 Dear All, In this week’s parsha, the children of Israel are in the wilderness of Tzin. A small smile arises as I read it because it’s not just a line in the Torah;[...]

Summer Feature - Teva Educators: Where Are They Now?

Summer Feature - Teva Educators: Where Are They Now?

July 11th, 2019

*As we begin approaching Teva’s 25th Anniversary, we will be spending the summer months featuring former Teva Educators who were once Teva students. They are from different Teva seasons and have different stories, experiences and memories. Enjoy the walk down[...]

Hazon Seal @ Chicago: Training Day

Hazon Seal @ Chicago: Training Day

July 9th, 2019

The Hazon Seal of Sustainability cohort in Chicago held an in-person training day on June 30th, 2019 - and boy it was a good one!  Shout out to our awesome cohort members who made this a priority and came to learn:[...]

Summer Feature - Teva Educators:

Summer Feature - Teva Educators: "Where are they now?"

July 5th, 2019

*As we begin approaching Teva’s 25th Anniversary, we will be spending the summer months featuring former Teva Educators who were once Teva students. They are from different Teva seasons and have different stories, experiences and memories. Enjoy the walk down[...]

Hazon Seal Spotlight: Woodstock Jewish Congregation (NY)

Hazon Seal Spotlight: Woodstock Jewish Congregation (NY)

July 2nd, 2019

By Gail Albert Please see below for an article about the Woodstock Jewish Congregation movie series and other sustainable initiatives. For any questions or comments for Woodstock Jewish Congregation, please reach out to us and we are happy to make the[...]

Harvesting and Baking our Heritage | D'varim HaMakom: The JOFEE Fellows Blog

Harvesting and Baking our Heritage | D'varim HaMakom: The JOFEE Fellows Blog

June 28th, 2019

Hannah Fine - Hazon Detroit Parshat Shelach In parshat Shelach, Moses sent twelve spies to scout out the land of Canaan and report back to the Israelites. All of the spies returned with the same objective report. It was a land of[...]

New Jewish spaces, community, and the power of colocation

New Jewish spaces, community, and the power of colocation

June 27th, 2019

by Nigel Savage Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 24th Sivan, 5779 If you’re involved in leading a Jewish institution do please read this… Dear All, Hazon is moving offices today. This marks at least the temporary end of Makom Hadash, our shared office space, in[...]

Green Teams, Daylight Hour and Hazon Seal Happenings

Green Teams, Daylight Hour and Hazon Seal Happenings

June 27th, 2019

Dear Hazon Seal Sites, We hope all is well! Here are some announcements that we believe you’ll find helpful and interesting. Also, please see below to get inspired by a new community spotlight! Shabbat Shalom, Merav, Ariel, and our new summer intern Rebecca! DAYLIGHT[...]

June Feature - Teva Educators:

June Feature - Teva Educators: "Where Are They Now?"

June 24th, 2019

*As we begin approaching Teva’s 25th Anniversary, we will be spending the month of June featuring former Teva Educators who were once Teva students. They are from different Teva seasons and have different stories, experiences and memories. Enjoy the walk[...]

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Waffles

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Waffles

June 19th, 2019

Want a bigger taste?  Join us this summer at the Hazon Food Conference! Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Waffles This recipe & photo come from The Minimalist Baker These vegan, gluten-free waffles have the crispy texture and sweet flavor of banana bread studded with chocolate[...]

Recipe: Kale Falafel Hummus Wraps

Recipe: Kale Falafel Hummus Wraps

June 19th, 2019

Want a bigger taste?  Join us this summer at the Hazon Food Conference! Kale Falafel Hummus Wraps This recipe & photo come from The Minimalist Baker Made with kale and chickpeas, these gluten-free and vegan falafel are a healthier take on one of our[...]

Recipe: Eggplant Salad

Recipe: Eggplant Salad

June 19th, 2019

Want a bigger taste?  Join us this summer at the Hazon Food Conference! Eggplant Salad By Susan Barocas This recipe comes from The Jewish Food Experience This dish is also known as eggplant caviar, Ensalada de Berenjena a la Grega (the Ladino name for the Greek version)[...]

The Bread of Healing

The Bread of Healing

June 17th, 2019

Rabbi Nate DeGroot gave the following sermon at St. John’s Evangelist Temple of Truth in Detroit, MI on Sunday, June 16, 2019, right next to Oakland Avenue Urban Farm, one of Hazon Detroit's main partners. Jerry Hebron, Executive Director and[...]

A Real Question

A Real Question

June 14th, 2019

by Nigel Savage Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 10th Sivan 5779 Dear All, Do we strive to change the world through fear or through a positive vision? This is not a fake question, or the set-up for an obvious answer. I’m more confused by this question,[...]

June Feature - Teva Students to Teva Educators: Where Are They Now?

June Feature - Teva Students to Teva Educators: Where Are They Now?

June 11th, 2019

As we begin approaching Teva's 25th Anniversary, we will be spending the month of June featuring former Teva Educators who were once Teva students. They are from different Teva seasons and have different stories, experiences and memories. Enjoy the walk[...]

Hakhel Blog: Aharon Ariel Lavi

Hakhel Blog: Aharon Ariel Lavi

June 7th, 2019

This week we start reading Sefer Bamidbar, also known as "The Book of Numbers." A strange name for a book, is it not? It derives from the fact that the first portion of the book, as well as other parts[...]

Hazon Detroit: Will We Change?

Hazon Detroit: Will We Change?

June 6th, 2019

Pictured above: Rabbi Nate and other food justice leaders from across the country. Dear Friends, Last week, Hazon Detroit’s Rabbi Nate DeGroot presented at the Center for Earth Ethics’ annual clergy conference, focused this year on the intersection of food and climate change.[...]

Spring Teva 2019 - that's a wrap!

Spring Teva 2019 - that's a wrap!

June 5th, 2019

With Spring Teva 2019 coming to an end, we are so grateful for our students and Teva Educators. We were able to watch, grow, learn and explore with over 200 students that came from The Shefa School, Luria Academy, JCDS[...]

Elections

Elections

May 30th, 2019

Thursday, May 30, 2019 | 40th day of the omer; hod she’b’yesod Dear All, I’ve been in Israel this last week – a week in which the European elections saw continued strength from populist parties – and the Greens–, in which a British prime[...]

Ms. Isabella Freedman’s Yahrzeit

Ms. Isabella Freedman’s Yahrzeit

May 30th, 2019

By Arthur Kurzweil 92 years ago, on the 23rd day of Iyyar, 5687, corresponding to May 25, 1927, Ms. Isabella Freedman was relieved of her earthly duties. Let us take the anniversary of her death as an opportunity to remember her life[...]

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[...]