[Newsletter] October 11 – What’s Happening at the Food Conference?

  • The 2012 Hazon Food Conference
  • Scholarships Available
  • Bring a CSA to Your Community
  • From Our Friends
  • Care to Share

    What’s Happening at the Food Conference?

    With the end of the Fall Chagim, we transition from a time of abundant meals and harvest into the quiet of Winter. As the next few months will be a time of rest for the ground, we have an opportunity to rest as well, and reflect on the systems that bring us our food, whether we grow our own, get it from a local CSA, or buy it at the supermarket.

    This December 6-9, the annual Hazon Food Conference will be held at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center in Falls Village, Connecticut. For years we have come together to discuss and explore issues pertaining to food both locally and globally, bringing educators and students to convene over topics ranging from food justice to food preservation, history to mindful eating, the Jewish Food Movement to Shmitta. This year, we are asking new questions:

    • What are communities around the country doingto promote food justice?
    • What makes gefilte fish sustainable?
    • How do you get your Jewish institution to serve healthy food?
    • What can we learn from recent and historic labor disputes about making our food safe and fair?
    • How can we eat in a way that keeps our Jewish neshamas satiated, and our Jewish intestines un-inflamed?
    • How can I make my own olive oil for Chanukah at home?
    • And more!

    Please join us this December for a weekend of learning and community in the Connecticut Berkshires. We will be serving delicious kosher, local and sustainable food as we bring together friends old and new from around the world!

    Prices increase on October 15,  Register today!

    Learn More | Register Here


    Scholarships Available

    [Image]Thanks to generous donors, we have a few different scholarships available for the food conference. Visit our website for more info on scholarships for:

    – Rabbinical students (due 10/15)
    – Teenagers (due 10/31)
    – Residents of Boulder and Denver, CO (rolling)
    – Young people interested in Food Justice (due 10/22)

    Learn More


    Want to Bring a CSA to Your Community?

    [Image]The Hazon CSA program can support you through the process from planning to running a community supported agriculture project at your Jewish institution in 2012.

    Learn More and Apply Here




    Opportunities From Our Friends


    Second Annual Care to Share Initiative

    UJA-Federation of New York invites you to participate in our second annual Care to Share initiative, a citywide fresh produce drive to feed the hungry in the spirit of the harvest season. Care to Share will take place from Monday, October 15 – Friday, October 26, 2012, encouraging volunteers to symbolically fulfill the Jewish custom of gleaning.

    Learn More

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