In This Email
- Jewish Food Movement Rising
- A Closer Look: New York Ride and Retreat
- See the Land from the Seat of Your Bike
- Connect to the Land of Israel in a Whole New Way
- Vote for Hazon in Citgo’s Fueling Good Summer Charity Contest
- Setting the Table: Sustainable Food, Sustainable Families
- Local Events and Features from our Partners and Friends
By Daniel Infeld
Last week, the California based advocacy group Roots of Change posted a video called “Food Movement Rising.” This inspiring video reminds us of the challenges that we face and the responses that we can make to our contemporary food system.
The video encourages people who are passionate about the food movement to connect with each other and work together to make a better and brighter future. Michael Dimock, President of Roots of Change, has presented at the Hazon Food Conference in the past, and his organization continues to inspire our work. Here at Hazon, the video serves as a great reminder as to how we can make change in our food system through our Jewish institutions.
Daniel Infeld is the Institutional Advancement Associate at Hazon, and a graduate of Clark University. Daniel loves cooking, eating, smelling, and learning about food, especially when it leads to spending time with friends and loved ones around the Shabbat table. He is looking forward to spending time with you at the Hazon Food Conference.
Announcing the Shabbat Schedule
The educational theme of the New York Ride’s Shabbat Retreat is “Food Choices: Why What We Eat Matters,” and we are promising participants a fun, relaxing, engaging, and informative weekend at the beautiful Camp Kinder Ring. The schedule for the weekend [PDF] has now been finalized, so check it out to learn about all the exciting activities, workshops, services and meals – all keeping with the theme of food choices – offered throughout the retreat weekend.
Rider Spotlight: Donna and Makayla Kahan
When Donna Kahan first read about Hazon’s New York Ride, she thought it sounded like something she would love to do, but didn’t see how it would work because leaving her kids and husband for Labor Day weekend just seemed too complicated. A resident of Demarest, NJ, Donna had been on the lookout for a new group to bike with since her cycling group had recently broken up. She decided to check out the Hazon training rides.
Why We Ride With Hazon: Ruth Messinger [VIDEO]
We grabbed a video camera and started asking. This week we hear from Ruth Messinger, president and executive director of American Jewish World Service. She has ridden in every New York Ride since its inception.
Routes for Cyclists of Every Level
Jerusalem to Eilat
November 8 – 15, 2011
Join 100 cyclists on a week-long vacation to explore the land of Israel.
Learn about the history and ecological challenges in the region
and support the environmental movement in the Middle East.
The Israel Ride has routes for everyone – from a challenging route for seasoned cyclists to a touring route for newer riders.
Our challenge route has extended routes that allow riders to explore more corners of Israel. On these routes riders can weave through farmland in the Jerusalem hills, experience a century ride on the outskirts of the Negev, ride along the Egyptian border on the army patrol road, cross through biblical deserts, and climb out of the Arava Rift Valley. Featuring more than 350 miles in five days of riding, this route is a must for the experienced rider.
November 2-7, 2011
Tour Israel for six days from the unique perspective of sustainable food systems.
Visit innovative desert agriculture sites, meet small scale producers, glean produce, and tour the shuk from an insider’s point of view.
Enjoy delicious food, comfortable accommodations, and a relaxing Shabbat experience.
Every Hazon ride provides extensive support to its cyclists. This means transporting people and gear in cars and trucks. The cost of fuel is rising and that raises the costs of running a Hazon ride. With your help we can provide grant recipients with the funds they deserve.
Sustainable Food, Sustainable Families
- Learn simple and accessible cooking techniques, geared toward young families
- Connect with other young Jewish families living in Brownstone Brooklyn
- Nurture your family through food and Jewish tradition
- Prepare food to freeze and eat on a hectic evening
Series Two: 6:30-9:30pm on October 27th, November 3rd, 11th, and 17th (Thursday Evenings)
Series Three: 6:30-9:30pm on December 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd (Thursday Evenings)
Please note: to participate in this program, you must live in Brownstone Brooklyn, and be expecting a baby, or be a parent of a 0-2 year old.
Begins Fall, 2011; For Ages 11-13
B’naiture takes your child on a journey through nature to experience the transition from childhood into adolescence. Through immersion camping trips and bi-monthly gatherings, B’naiture weaves nature skills, personal challenge, and non-parental mentorship together with Jewish teachings and story to craft an empowering coming-of-age process. Separate male and female cohorts honor the unique journeys they take at this time. B’naiture Girls and B’naiture Boys will be separate cohorts that concentrate on skills and awareness specific to being a boy or girl and both programs will run concurrently and overlap.
B’naiture supplements traditional B’nai Mitzvah education or serves the independent family journey.
Wilderness Torah’s Fifth Annual Sukkot on the Farm Festival
Join us for Wilderness Torah’s Fifth Annual Sukkot on the Farm Festival in Pescadero, CA
Thursday, October 13th, 5 PM to Sunday, October 16th, 12 PM
Early Bird Registration closes August 22nd!
Register at wildernesstorah.org
For those observing chag, please join us on Wednesday before sunset.
Wilderness Torah invites you to gather in multi-generational community for the fifth annual Sukkot on the Farm Festival – a three-night campout and celebration of the fall harvest at Green Oaks Creek Farm in Pescadero, CA. Come co-create our village and enjoy a long weekend of farm-fresh organic food, Shabbat and Sukkot celebration, bonfires, music, learning, kids and teens activities, meditation, movement, and more. Reawaken the Water Festival, Simchat Beit Hashoevah, where we honor and call in the waters for the coming year and dance and celebrate with live music on Saturday night. Participants should be comfortable in the outdoors and committed to a shared group experience.
Northwest Earth Institute
An event from Hazon’s friends.
The Northwest Earth Institute is hosting a sustainable food conference in beautiful Port Townsend, Washington. This year’s conference theme is building healthy communities and food systems one conversation at a time. Join for three inspiring days of speaking events, workshops, delicious locally sourced food, and great friends, old and new.
Where: Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, Washington
When: September 15th-18th, 2011
How: To register or for more information, please call us at 503.227.2807. Detailed information on rates and accommodations.
YouthCon 2011 – Informal Jewish Educators Convention
An event from Hazon’s friends.
Join more than 40 experts on the forefront of informal Jewish education and over 200 participants representing more than 60 organizations from all different backgrounds at the inaugural YouthCon convention. Learn about the latest trends, share the industry’s best practices, and network with the people impacting the Jewish future. Don’t miss this event taking place on Sunday, August 21, at the Stamford Hilton in Connecticut.
With more than 35 sessions to choose from and at only $36 for the entire day (including gourmet lunch), YouthCon is the ultimate destination for experiential educators! So whether you’d like to learn more about digitally connecting with teens, cultivating leaders, or many more powerful tools and skills – register today.
The event is open to Jewish educators of all backgrounds and denominations.