Culture & Jewish Community

Unique retreats that serve as portals for engagement to bring together the passions and needs of distinct communities with the larger work of Hazon

Our Culture & Jewish Community Retreats apply the broad values of the organization as a whole to particular communities and interest. These events also allow individuals and communities with specific interests to access the wider work of Hazon through their passions and particular focus.

In order to accomplish the overarching mission of Hazon to help create a healthier and more sustainable Jewish community, a diverse cross-section of the wider Jewish world must be involved. Beyond those explicitly committed to the values that Hazon espouses are many thousands of people whose passions potentially intersect with Hazon’s mission – if those doorways are open. CJC programs function as those open doorways, meeting people at their particular interests and creating a gateway to engaged them with our vision and mission.

At the same time, if the Jewish community is to be healthier and more sustainable, those values need to show up in all of the work happening across the community as a whole. Sustainability is not a niche endeavor. CJC programs showcase Hazon’s vision at work in many realms including: elder care, music, LGBTQ activism, sports, ethnic identity, mental health, and community design.

Relief Garden Initiative 2021
Mar 17, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021

Back again for the second year, we’re growing local produce for communal resilience. We’ll deliver compost and seeds for you to grow at home. Harvest and eat what you need, then donate the rest.

Sustainability Starter Kits
Mar 17, 2021 - Nov 21, 2021

We know that you care about the environment and living more sustainably. We also know that actually doing that can be tricky! That’s why we put together our newest initiative, Sustainability Starter Kits. Six uniquely themed kits, curated to help make going green just a little easier.

Camp Isabella Freedman
Aug 24, 2021 - Aug 29, 2021

We have been offering annual summer camp experiences for adults since 1956 and are honored to continue this tradition by providing you with a warm and welcoming atmosphere for one of the best summer vacations you’ll ever have.