Dear friends, “There were shots in a synagogue in Pittsburgh,” my hosts in New York informed me last Saturday night when I returned from a wonderful Shabbat with UWS Jews, a community of young Jews in New York, who are part of the 2018 cohort of Hakhel. “There are 11 dead, an anti-Semitic murderer.” In the second before the shock hit me, I still had time to think about the blessing of Shabbat that cuts us off from the world for a moment and enables us to gather as a community, and even to postpone such bitter news for a few more hours. On Monday, I was supposed to continue to Canada for meetings with other communities, but I quickly concluded that it would not make sense to continue with the schedule as if nothing had happened: I canceled the meetings, organized what I needed and arrived in Pittsburgh after a six hours drive from New York. “You may have gotten used to such things in Israel,” Dafna told me, “but you just live in a constant sense of anxiety.” I met Dafna after I arrived at Pittsburgh’s JCC. All attempts to contact acquaintances and colleagues in Pittsburgh in advance […]
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Hazon Detroit at Interfaith Justice Speak-Out
Hazon Detroit is proud to have stood alongside so many powerful faith leaders on November 1, 2018 at the Islamic House of Wisdom in Dearborn to denounce white nationalism, show support for the Jewish community, and affirm solidarity for all those who are targets of hate. Praying for a time when these gatherings might be prompted not by hate, but only by love. To see more from the speak-out, click here or here, and read Rabbi Nate DeGroot’s full remarks below. Thank you Imam Elahi and the Islamic House of Wisdom for having me here today. I wish I was here for a different reason – but we’re alive in this moment – And so I am grateful to be here with you this afternoon in heartbreak and solidarity And I am humbled to be up here, amongst such respected colleagues and fellow travelers. — I was asked today to speak on how the Jewish community is feeling in this moment, And I will do my best to articulate some of that. But capturing the sentiments of an entire people is an impossible task – Since I can only truly speak to how I am feeling, And even that […]
Midwest Hazon Tour
The Hazon Cross-USA Ride is an incredible and unique adventure. The Ride starts in Seattle on June 13th and ends in Washington, D.C. on August 16th, with riders joining and ending in various locations. Across the country, the riders and Hazon will be raising money and awareness about sustainability in our country- in both our transportation and food systems. In the next few weeks, Hazon staff will be in your community in the Midwest! Come enjoy cooking classes, Jewish learning, and social events – and hear how Hazon can enable you to make a difference while cycling across America. For more information about any program, contact email@example.com Join us in: Cleveland | Ann Arbor | Chicago | Columbus | Pittsburgh Cleveland Wednesday, February 20 – Beachwood Mandel JCC Hazon will be visiting the Beachwood Mandel JCC in the morning- come stop by and hear about an incredible Ride! Contact Bonnie Marks at 216 593 6201 for more information Time: 7:30 – 8:30 am Location: JCC Mandel | 26001 S Woodland Rd | Beachwood, OH 44122 Ann Arbor Wednesday, February 20 – University of Michigan Hillel Enjoy free snacks and learn about how sustainability and Judaism go hand-in-hand- and how you can […]
Cross-USA Ride Recap, Week 9, Dayton to Pittsburgh
This week, the ride began in Dayton, dipped into West Virginia, and ends in Pittsburgh.
Cross-USA Ride to Pittsburgh August 9
The Hazon Cross-USA Ride travels from Dayton to Pittsburgh this week. Joins us for a day of service!
Week 8: Indianapolis – Pittsburgh
The Hazon Cross-USA Ride travels from Chicago to Dayton this week. See where it’s stopping!
Cross-USA Ride Spotlight: Pittsburgh
The Cross-USA Ride stops in Pittsburgh as it changes from a steel city to a green city