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- How Are YOU Getting Involved with the Farm Bill?
- Taste of Hazon: A Culinary Celebration of Tu B’Shvat
- Resources for a Fun, Meaningful Tu B’Shvat
- Local Events and Features from our Partners and Friends
While it may seem like an unlikely target for a swell of Jewish activism, the Farm Billâ€”which dictates U.S. law on everything from agriculture to food stamps to biofuelsâ€”is packed with policies that go against the grain of Jewish ethics. The bill is up for debate and reauthorization this year and six Jewish organizations, including Hazon, are seizing the opportunity to call for reforms that we feel will go a long way toward achieving our visions of food justice inspired by Jewish tradition.
A Culinary Celebration of Tu B’Shvat
Featuring Chef Michael Solomonov of Zahav
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall East, Philadelphia
Cocktails at 5:45 PM
Program and Dinner at 6:45 PM
Multi-Course Feast in the Spirit of Tu B’Shvat.
Live auction, musical performances featuring Chana Rothman and Matt Bar, and more.
Business chic attire
Dietary laws observed
Tu B’Shvat begins Sundown on February 7, 2012
Tu B’Shvat (Hebrew: ×˜×´×• ×‘×©×‘×˜) is a minor Jewish holiday in the Hebrew month of Shvat, usually sometime in late January or early February, that marks the “New Year of the Trees” (Hebrew: ×¨××© ×”×©× ×” ×œ××™×œ× ×•×ª, Rosh HaShanah La’Ilanotâ€Ž). Tu B’Shvat is one of four “New Years” mentioned in the Mishnah. Customs include planting trees and eating dried fruits and nuts, especially figs, dates, raisins, carob, and almonds. In Israel, the flowering of the almond tree, which grows wild around the country, coincides with Tu B’shvat. Learn more about Tu B’Shvat.
Tree b’Earthday: Tu B’Shvat Retreat at Isabella Freedman
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
Falls Village, CT
Hazon is proud to co-sponsor a very special “Tree b’Earthday” with a pluralistic ecologically engaged Jewish community the week before Tu b’Shvat at Isabella Freedman.
The weekend includes spirited egalitarian Shabbat services, guided hikes, workshops, farm-to-table kosher dining, and a beautiful Tu B’Shvat seder on Saturday night. Participants will return home with (tree)sources to enhance your community’s celebration of Tu B’Shvat, which falls on February 8th, the following week.
Kosher Weight Loss and Fitness
A Plan for Your Life!
A program of Hazon and Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center.
Would you like to weigh less and have more energy? Do you need coffee, energy drinks, and snacks to make it through the day? Do you eat to calm yourself or alleviate sadness? We have designed a program to help you feel empowered and motivated, with a personalized approach to manage your own fitness and health.
One-Week Option: April 22 – 29, 2012
Two-Week Option: April 22 – May 4, 2012
Spring 2012 Programs on the Farm at
Need to get outside this Spring? Interested in starting a farm in your community or want to enjoy a day outside of the city? Jewish Farm School, in partnership with Eden Village Camp, is hosting a series of workshops and programs on the farm at Eden Village, every Sunday, beginning March 25th.
Join other passionate young adults in their 20s for a three month residential, leadership training program in Berkeley, CA that integrates urban organic farming, social justice work, and progressive Jewish living and learning.