[Newsletter] February 15 – CSA Season is Now Open!


Rocky Mountain Jewish Food Summit

April 29, 2012, University Memorial Center at CU Boulder

Rocky Mountain Jewish Food Summit


  • Jewish Tradition and Learning
  • Colorado Food, Farming, and Gardening
  • Delicious, Kosher Food
  • Kugel Contest: Is Yours the Best in the West?
  • DIY Extravaganza: Learn About Preserving, Home Brewing, Composting, and More
  • Mini-Grant Opportunities

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CSA Season is Open: Let Food Justice Ring!

[Image: Trader Joe's]This past week, Trader Joe’s signed a Fair Food Agreement with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. It was a key moment for for the food justice movement, and is a meaningful step towards creating a healthier and more sustainable world.

Read more about this important milestone.


[Imaga: CSA Pickup]The fact that millions of people turned out to advocate on behalf of farmers in Florida who they’ve never met is an encouraging sign that our anonymous, global food system is gaining, in small but significant ways, more of a human face. Shopping at a Farmer’s Market or joining a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project are great ways to work for food justice in your community. Hazon supports 58 Jewish CSAs around the country. Read more about our CSA program and find a location near you – it’s never too early to sign up (and in many cases, shares will sell out) to support local, sustainable agriculture!

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Prices Increase Monday for the New York Ride & Retreat

Don’t miss out, register today!

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August 31-September 3, 2012

[Image: Over the Bridge]
Cycle for two days through the Hudson Valley into Manhattan
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Did you know? This year, the New York Ride and Retreat returns to Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center!



Prices Increase Tomorrow for the California Ride and Retreat

Don’t miss out, register today!

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May 10-13, 2012

[Image: Cycling Mountainside]
A beautiful ride from Sonoma County to San Francisco
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NEW! Get to know the Jewish Community High School of the Bay in their team video from the 2011 California Bike Ride!

What a Week of Tu B’Shvat

[Image: Tu B'Shvat in NYC] What a week of Tu B’Shvat it was! All over the country, Jews gathered in new and traditional ways to celebrate Tu B’Shvat. Here are a few highlights from celebrations on the East and West Coasts.

Photos and More from Tu B’Shvat Celebrations



Siach: An Environment and Social Justice Conversation

Applications Open for 2nd Annual Siach Conference

[Image: Siach]June 15-18, 2012

Ohalo Manor on the Kinneret, Israel

Siach, an Environment and Social Justice Conversation, brings together committed activists from across Israel, North America, and Europe.

Flight and registration subsidies are available.

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Planting Seeds of Tikkun

[Image: Photo Alt]This piece by Hazon Board Member Dr. Maya Shetreat-Klein was originally delivered as a Shabbat sermon on February 4th at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale.

As I prepared to speak about Tu B’Shvat, I came upon the writings of Rav Tzadok HaKohen, a 19th century Chassidic Rebbe, through the lovely work of a scholar named Sarah Schneider. Humanity’s first sin, according to Rav Tzadok HaKohen, was Adam and Eve’s eating without the right intention. The Tree of Knowledge was not a tree, or a food or a thing at all. It was a way of eating. Rav Tzadok HaKohen teaches that whenever we mindlessly grab pleasure from the world, we fall spiritually, and it is as if we are eating from the Tree of Knowledge.

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Local Events and Features

from our Partners and Friends


Hazon Hosts Wilderness First Aid Class

[Image: Wilderness First Aidt]March 22-23, 2012, 8 AM – 5 PM

BJE (Bureau of Jewish Education)

639 14th Ave., San Francisco

Wilderness first aid is the specific discipline of first aid which relates to care in remote areas, where emergency medical services will be difficult to obtain or will take a long time to arrive.

Hazon is partnering with Foster Calm to offer a WFA class with lots of hands-on skills practice. The emphasis is on making good decisions by staying calm and safe, doing a good patient assessment, and having good communication and leadership. We will spend a little time framing this course in Jewish texts and teachings.

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A Conversation with Michael Pollan

[Image: Michael Pollan Flier]February 29, 2012, 7:30 PM

The Paramount Theatre

1621 Glenarm Place, Denver

Michael Pollan is author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Food Rules: an Eater’s Manual, and In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto.

Ticket purchases will go to support Ekar Farm.

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3rd Annual National Day of Unplugging

[Image: National Day of Unplugging]Join Reboot in helping people around the world rejuvenate the ritual of Shabbat by signing on to sign off from technology for the 3rd annual National Day of Unplugging (NDU) on March 23rd-24th, 2012.

This year includes a “Unplug and Eat Together” campaign in partnership with Hazon and Slow Food USA.

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The Home Grown Institute – Philadelphia

Registration for The Home Grown Institute March 24-25 is Open!

[Image: Photo Alt]Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, Philadelphia

We are proud to be a Community Partner of The Home Grown Institute. Registration is open for the March 24-25 “Springing Good Intentions Into Action” conference to be held at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, in NW Philadelphia.

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18th Annual Teva Seminar on Jewish Environmental Education

[Image: Photo Alt]June 12 – 17, 2012

Surprise Lake Camp

Cold Spring, New York

The premiere professional development opportunity for adults of all ages to explore experiential Jewish education, ecological sustainability, social justice, camping, gardening, and environmental stewardship. Join nearly 200 other students, rabbis, camp counselors, activists, scientists, educators and more! Focus in one of four dynamic tracks: Camp and Wilderness, Organic Farming and Gardening Education, Eco-Arts and Community Education, or Environmental Leadership and Organizing.

Early Bird Registration is now open: Only $450 for the entire 6-day conference, or $350 for the 4-day conference!

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