[Newsletter] August 2 – Hazon Vision Awards

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Hazon Presents Vision Award to Three in Chicago

Thursday, 2nd August 2012 / 14th Av 5772
New York, NY

Dear All,


Elan Margulies accepts a Hazon Vision Award on behalf of Pushing the Envelope Farm

I had the pleasure of spending last weekend with the Cross-USA Ride as it traveled throughChicago and we had an absolutely amazing time. Among other things, we visited Pushing the Envelope Farm and learned about fermentation, spent a morning harvesting at the KAM Isaiah Israel’s gardens, and had an afternoon of learning around the topics of feasting, fasting, and Tisha B’Av at The Gan Project. These organizations are working to create healthier and more sustainable Jewish communities, as steps towards a healthier and more sustainable world for everybody, and should be recognized for their efforts.

We had the honor of meeting their founders—The Margulies Family, Robert Nevel, and Jill Zenoff—and awarding them with Hazon Vision Awards. These awards recognize the groundbreaking work and deep impact these organizations are having on their local communities as they create a healthy and more sustainable world. We’re incredibly proud to be meeting the people who are doing this work on the ground, and to include their stories as part of our 2012 Hazon Cross-USA Ride, in which our riders are learning about sustainable food systems and visiting farms and food producers all across the country.

We wish them all congratulations and I encourage you to read about their projects.

Shabbat Shalom,


Nigel Savage
Executive Director, Hazon

Read about the Hazon Vision Award Recipients

Cross-USA Ride Week 8
From Chicago to Dayton

This week, the ride began in Chicago, stopped in Indianapolis, ends in Dayton and Columbus. See the itinerary.

Next week, the riders dip into West Virginia and make their way to Pittsburgh, resting up for their last week of riding.

Highlights, live from the road:

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Thank you to BJE Indianapolis for their generosity! Garth takes a sip of unpasteurized milk from Trader’s Point Creamery Riders speak to the major of West Laffayette, IN, an avid cyclist himself
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Leonard at the start of historic Route 66 in downtown Chicago Riders roll out of Chicago along the scenic Lake Shore Trail Naomi leads the group in the traveler’s prayer and welcomes 8 new riders

See more photos and video from the ride as it happens.


Day 53 of 68
25 Riders and 4 Staff currently on the road.
$112,843 Raised to Date

Support a Rider | Make a General Donation


Last Chance to Join the Cross-USA Ride

It’s not too late to sign up for the very last leg of the journey, one week from Pittsburgh to Washington DC, August 9th – 16th. Register today and help us complete this amazing adventure!

Learn more about the Pittsburgh to DC segment

What’s Happening on Shabbat at the New York Ride

Labor Day Weekend, August 31-September 3, 2012

[Image]We’re excited to announce a small taste of opportunities at this year’s Hazon New York Ride Shabbat retreat. Options include:

  • Making your own energy bars
  • Goat milking demonstrations and farm tours
  • Challah baking
  • Book club discussions on White Bread
  • Hiking beautiful trails, swimming in the lake or pool, or simply enjoying the gorgeous scenery
  • Eating the best farm-to-table food

Shabbat-only registration is just $299 for adults and $165 for kids. Prices increase on August 8th. Register today!

It’s not too late to join us for a relaxing Labor Day weekend and close out your summer with a bang! We still have room for folks over Shabbat, room for riders, and spots for crew.

Learn More About Shabbat at the New York Ride

Photos from Hazon Happy Hour

[Image]Thank you to everyone who joined us forHazon Happy Hour last week at the Crooked Knife! It was a real highlight of the summer. We’re so excited to see everyone again at the Hazon New York Ride.

See Photos from the Event


Why Rabbi Paula Winnig Cooks From the Heart

This post originally appeared on The Jew and the Carrot


Rabbi Paula Winnig rides on the 2012 Hazon Cross-USA Ride

By Elizabeth Traison, Hazon Programs Fellow

Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of speaking with Rabbi Paula Winnig, Executive Director of the Bureau for Jewish Education in Indianapolis. At 101 years old, the BJE is the oldest continually active interdenominational Hebrew School in America. In addition to covering the traditional Hebrew School topics, Rabbi Winnig’s curriculum integrates food at every opportunity: The older children learn about agriculture in Israel and enjoy Israeli breakfasts on occasion and the pre-schoolers learn about compost!

Continue Reading “Why Rabbi Paula Winnig Cooks from the Heart…

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Local Events and Features
from our Partners and Friends

Colorado Tour De Farm Bike Ride

[Image]Sunday, August 5th
8 AM – 1 PM

Join Ekar Farm and Hazon for a 16-mile ride from Ekar Farm to Delaney Farm and back along the High Line Canal Bike Path. It’s a fun family bike ride “through the breadbasket of Denver!”

The ride stops at Sprout City Farm at Denver Green School for a tour, then on to Delaney Farm for another tour and fresh peaches, and then back to Ekar for grilled Colorado Olathe corn and live Bluegrass music.

Learn More | Register Today | Free for Teens

Portland Tuv Ha’Aretz Presents: Why Should You Care About the Farm Bill?

[Image]Portland Tuv Ha’Aretz (a Hazon CSA)
presents a free Farm Bill Teach-In
Wednesday, August 8th
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
at a private home in the Hollywood District, Portland, OR

Come learn more about the Farm Bill and how its policies impact your daily food choices. Nancy Becker, food and nutrition advocate, will give an overview of the Farm Bill and how it affects all citizens, farmers and eaters alike.

Please note: this event is free and open to all, but RSVPs are required due to space limitations. If you have questions or to RSVP by August 6th, email csa@portlandtuv.org. Once you have RSVP’d, the address will be sent to you.

Register for Camp Ekar

[Image]This summer, Ekar will host their first summer camp program for children ages 7-11.

Camp Ekar, held August 6th-9th, invites Denver youth to participate in a week of exciting educational activities including farm work and gardening, environmental education, Jewish learning, music, stories, games, farm-to-table snack preparation, science, and arts & crafts.

Learn More

“Where do you Give” Curriculum

New, free curriculum from AJWS!

[Image]This week, American Jewish World Service released its first-ever school curriculum, called Where Do You Give? A Tzedakah Curriculum. The curriculum is innovative and interactive and challenges students to think carefully and intentionally about tzedakah. It’s designed for middle school students but can certainly be adapted for older students as well. AJWS also partnered with the Jewish Teen Funders Network and Babaganewz to create these resources. You can receive the full curriculum free at wheredoyougive.org.

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