Rocky Mountain Jewish Food Summit

Originally posted at Boulder Jewish News

Hazon is hosting the Rocky Mountain Jewish Food Summit – a local day of learning, celebration, eating, community-building and hands-on doing at the intersection of food, sustainability and Jewish life.

This all-day event on Sunday, April 29 at the University of Colorado at Boulder will bring new people in to Jewish life, strengthen and support existing Jewish institutions and leaders, and enable the Jewish community to contribute to creating healthier and more sustainable local communities.

We are looking for organizational partners, speakers and presenters, and Planning Team members interested in being a part of this event. Contact Hazon to get involved: 303-886-5865 and

We invite you to be a leader in the local Jewish Food Movement and join the Planning Team for this event to help make it extraordinary! Planning Team members will attend monthly meetings on Mondays at 7:00 p.m., alternating (2:1) between Denver and Boulder (next meeting on November 14 at the Denver JCC), and sit on one of the committees described below. If you have questions or want to sign up, contact Becky at or 303-886-5865.

Community Wide Involvement
Purpose: To create a large and diverse network of partner organizations (a.k.a. sponsors or hosts) from throughout the Jewish and secular food/environmental communities, leading to a truly community wide event with high and diverse participation throughout the planning stages and at the event itself.

“Green Team”/Food/Logistics
Purpose: To organize the major and minor conference logistics to ensure that participants have an enriching and engaging experience at the conference. It is a top priority that this event “walks the talk” and is a model of sustainability itself, especially in relation to food; this team will ensure that happens.

Jewish Life
Purpose: To create inclusive, diverse and spirited ritual aspects for the event, including prayer before and after meals, a “kavanah”-infused welcome and conclusion, joyous song and other activies; and to ensure the entire conference is infused with elements of Jewish learning and programming.

Marketing & Outreach
Purpose: To effectively spread the word about the event to target participants and partner organizations, with the goal of having 200-300 event participants.

Purpose: To create a high quality, compelling, innovative program that brings together a diverse group of participants and gets them fired up and inspired around the issues of food and Jewish life.

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