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Resources For Rabbis & Spiritual Leaders

Hazon creates healthier and more sustainable communities in the Jewish world and beyond. We were founded in 2000 and one important part of our continued growth is to deepen our working relationship with rabbis. We value the work you do as a rabbi and leader within the Jewish community. We want you to know that we’re here to help and support your community. We also hope you will help us expand our unique programming and learning opportunities that are reshaping modern Jewish communities.

Educational Resources

Hazon has published a series of curricula and other education resources. Among them are two sourcebooks, both containing large numbers of texts – Jewish and not, traditional and contemporary.

Food For Thought

Written by Nigel Savage and Anna Hanau, Food for Thought is designed to encourage participants to think critically about the food that they eat and the ways their food choices affect the health of their community and the planet. Food for Thought is is a 130-page sourcebook that draws on a range of texts from within and beyond Jewish traditions to explore a range of topics relating to Jews and food.

Food For Thought includes traditional Jewish texts, in Hebrew and English, and a range of contemporary Jewish and non-Jewish texts.  It is designed to be accessible to people with little Jewish background as well as rigorous and challenging for someone with more extensive Jewish learning.

Hazon Shmita Sourcebook

Written and compiled by former Shmita Project Manager Yigal Deutscher, with the support of Anna Hanau and Nigel Savage, The Shmita Sourcebook is designed to encourage participants to think critically about the Shmita Cycle – its values, challenges, and opportunities – and how this tradition might be applied in a modern context to support building healthier and more sustainable Jewish communities today.

The Shmita Sourcebook is a 120-page sourcebook that draws on a range of texts from within Jewish tradition and time, tracing the development and evolution of Shmita from biblical, historical, rabbinic, and contemporary perspectives.

Hazon Seal of Sustainability

The Hazon Seal of Sustainability provides guidance and support to advance sustainability-related education, action, and advocacy in the Jewish community. Participating institutions receive:

  • roadmap to healthier food, less waste, meaningful JOFEE education, a lower carbon footprint, and more
  • network of Jewish and other faith-based organizations committed to sustainability, learning with and from one another
  • An annual certification to celebrate success and highlighting the progress of leaders in the field of sustainability

Hazon Bike Rides

Each year Hazon organizes Jewish environmental bike rides in New York and Israel, with opportunities for rabbis to participate as riders or support riding members of their communities.