Hazon Educational Library: Food
CIT Teen Leadership Institute Spring Retreat
by Maddy Winard
This Urban Adamah CIT leadership retreat is meant to connect CITs for summer camp to the farm, build and foster community, strengthen their connection to earth-based Judaism, and provide deeper leadership training.
Category: Food Systems & Food Justice, Group-building, Jewish Agricultural Traditions, Social Justice
Age(s): High School
Soil Safari – Exploring the Subterra Universe
by Jessica Wolfe
This Tamarack Camps program is an introduction into the wide array of soil types and different life forms that exist in our soil. Participants will have the opportunity to explore different soil types, learn methods of sustainable and organic farming practices and explore the Jewish connection to the soil.
Category: Food waste, Hebrew Calendar, Jewish Agricultural Traditions
Tags: Food, garden, jewish agriculture, organic farming, soil, Tamarack
Age(s): Young Adult
Topsy Turvy Bus
by Hannah Fine
This curriculum engages students with the Topsy Turvy Bus and its sustainable attributes and teaches about sunlight and vegetable oil as alternative energy sources.
Category: Food & Climate, Science learning, Sustainability
Age(s): Early Childhood, Middle School
by Sarah Julia Seldin
Jewish Farmer Network
This program is an introduction to the intersection of Judaism and agriculture, woven through the experience of a Shabbat dinner with blessings, food, conversation Jews as a people of the land.
The First Cheese
by Cole Siegel
Participants will learn to make ricotta cheese from fresh goat milk, while digging into various Jewish and secular texts, guided by the question: ?Why do we eat dairy on this holiday??
Category: Food & Climate, Jewish Agricultural Traditions, Jewish Food traditions, Shabbat and Holidays
Tags: Cheese, food choices, Shavuot
Sweet as Honey
by Allison Blonder
This curriculum introduces honey, honeybees, and their connection to Jewish tradition.
Category: Food & Climate, Jewish Food traditions, Pollinators, Science learning
Tags: bees, honey, jewish food, science, tasting
We Are The Weather Discussion Guide for Jewish Communities
A discussion guide to We Are the Weather, the latest book by bestselling author Jonathan Safran Foer. Hazon created this guide to be used by Jewish educators to explore how Judaism compels us to respond to the current climate crisis.
Category: Food, Food & Climate, Hazon Publications
Age(s): Adults, Young Adults
Shmita Resource Library
This is a collection of shmita resources from all across the internet that Hazon has brought together in one place. Curricula, educational materials, essays, articles, audio, and video.
Category: Environmental Justice, Food, Food Systems & Food Justice, Hazon Publications, Hebrew Calendar, Jewish Agricultural Traditions, Jewish Food traditions, Social Justice, Sustainability
Tags: earth-care, farm and garden, food justice, gratitude, Shmita, Talmud, Text, torah
by Yigal Deutscher, 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.
Category: Food Systems & Food Justice, Hazon Publications, Hebrew Calendar, Jewish Agricultural Traditions, Jewish Food traditions, Social Justice, Sustainability
Tags: Culture, farm and garden, nature, Shmita, Text
Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer, the film Eating Animals is an urgent, eye-opening look at the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming. Hazon created this discussion guide to be used by Jewish communities after screenings to explore the intersection of Judaism, food, and animal welfare, and start a conversation about, well, eating animals.
Category: Animals, Food, Food Systems & Food Justice, Hazon Publications, Social Justice
Age(s): Adults, Teens, Young Adults
by Judith Belasco
Gan Nashim: Growing Strong Jewish Girls is a health and cooking program which draws upon Jewish tradition to address contemporary challenges of having and maintaining a healthy diet in today's world. The program specifically focuses on teaching conscious and healthy eating with a Jewish spirit and is designed to be used in camps in a variety of different formats.
Category: Food, Hazon Publications, Health and Wellness
Age(s): B'nai Mitzvah, Elementary, Teens
Home for Dinner
by Vicky Kelman and Judith Belasco
Home for Dinner: Hazon's Family Meals Initiative is a synagogue-based pilot program for late elementary to early middle school students and their parents.
Category: Food, Hazon Publications
Tags: Adult learning, Families, gratitude, home, ritual
Age(s): B'nai Mitzvah, Elementary, Parents
Setting the Table
by Liz Traison and Daniel Infeld
Starting a family commences a period of change. Expectant parents very quickly transition from thinking for themselves to providing for a new life, and the preparation and anticipation can be overwhelming. Especially when thinking about how we want to feed our new families. Setting the Table is designed to help couples think through these challenges with a Jewish lens.
Category: Cooking and Nutrition, Food, Hazon Publications, Ritual-Making
Tags: Adult learning, cooking, early childhood, farm and garden, ritual, Text
Min Ha’Aretz: Making Meaning from Our Food
by Julie Botnick and Becca Linden
This curriculum allows students from grades 5-9 to explore the question, what is the relationship between Jewish texts, traditions, and practices and the food we eat? More specifically, how does Judaism relate to all the processes and choices involved in how we grow, harvest, prepare, and eat our food, as well as manage our waste?
Category: Food, Food waste, Hazon Publications, Jewish Food traditions
Tags: classroom, farm and garden, food justice, Holidays, ritual, waste
Food for Thought
by Nigel Savage and Anna Hanau
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 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.
Category: Food, Hazon Publications
Tags: Adult learning, food justice, Text, young adult, young adults