[Newsletter] July 12 – Announcing the New York Ride Mini-Grant Recipients

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 Announcing the Mini-Grant Recipients from the 2012 Hazon New York Ride

Jewish Farm School will plant a community orchard
Hazon is excited to be supporting the following organizations in their efforts to create healthier and more sustainable communities in the Jewish world and beyond! In addition to funding Hazon’s CSA ProgramHealthy & Sustainable Holiday Resources, and Institutional Food Change/Food Audit programs, here are the programs that will be supported by this year’s New York Ride.

  • Jewish Farm School’s Pardes Brachot Community Orchard.
  • A new Boston organization, Ganei Beantown, and their 2nd annual Sukkot Family Harvest festival.
  • AJWS and Pastoralist Girls Initiative (PGI) to help a community in North East Kenya.
  • Israeli-based organization Teva Ivri in a six-part series of lectures and practical workshops.
  • Temple Beth Shalom’s Sunday Farmer’s Market, which is the only Farmer’s Market in the area that accepts EBT (“food stamps”).

Learn More about the Grant Recipients

Support these great organizations and register for the 2012 Hazon New York Ride!

Toronto’s Sustainable Synagogue

Hazon CSA Inspires Institutional Change

Originally posted on The Jew and the Carrot

[Image]By Andrea Toole

QuotationsFood plays an important role in Judaism and in the First Narayever community. Food brings people together, connects us, and is an important pasrt of holiday traditions and life cycles.

In 2006 the First Narayever Congregation launched the first Jewish Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program in Toronto in partnership with Everdale Organic Farm and Environmental Learning Centre. In 2008, we joined Hazon’s world-wide network of Jewish CSAs. This inspired us to look at what more we could do in our community.

Continue Reading “Toronto’s Sustainable Syangogue…”

Andrea Toole is a member of First Narayever Synagogue’s Food Committee & CSA Committee, and is co-founder of Makom: Creative Downtown Judaism.

Learn more about Hazon CSAHazon Food Audit, and making your institution more sustainable at the Hazon Food Conference, December 6-9, 2012 in Falls Village, CT


Learn about the 2012 Israel Ride and Team JNF in Atlanta

Israel Ride: The Ultimate Cycling Adventure in Israel

[Image]Tuesday, July 17th, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Cadence Bikes and Multisport
6014-B Sandy Springs Circle
Sandy Springs, GA

What does it feel like to cycle through Israel? Hear stories from Robert Port, an Atlanta lawyer who has completed four Israel rides, other alumni and JNF staff members about cycling through Israel, exploring the land, understanding its history, and learning about the potential for regional cooperation at the Arava Institute.

Bring your friends with you; all are welcome at this event.

Discover how the Israel Ride can be your destination vacation this year (or next).

Learn More and RSVP

Cross-USA Ride Week 5
From Aberdeen to the Twin Cities

This week, the ride began in Aberdeen, SD and ends in the Twin Cities in Minnesota, spending three days meeting farmers and learning about MAgen Tzedek. See the itinerary.

Highlights, live from the road:
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We eat dinner family-style every night! Riders tour an ethanol plant in ND Eric and Tzvi cycle the last day in Aberdeen
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Eric and Steven supporting local food at an Osakis lemonade stand Welcome to Minnesota! Renna enjoys a Raw Revolution bar and a view of ND, SD, and MN

See more photos and video from the ride as it happens.


Day 32 of 68
13 Riders and 3 Staff currently on the road.
$91,546 Raised to Date

Support a Rider | Make a General Donation


Join the Ride for a Segment

It’s not too late to sign up for parts of the ride!

5 weeks: Twin Cities to Washington DC • 2 weeks: Twin Cities to Chicago • 2 weeks: Chicago to Pittsburgh • 3 weeks: Chicago to Washington DC • 1 week: Pittsburgh to Washington DC

Register for a Segment

Join Us in the Twin Cities July 13th-14th

[Image]This week, Hazon Cross-USA riders are spending Shabbat in the Twin Cities! They are co-sponsoring a number of great events over the weekend with the St. Paul JCC Beth Jacob Congregation of St Paul and the Minneapolis Jewish Federation. Come meet the riders, eat with the cyclists, hear about the ride, and join us for a day of riding!

  • Breakfast with the Farmer & Community Service: Meet and greet with Mike Jacobs, owner/manager of Easy Bean Farm. Friday, July 13th, St. Paul JCC.
  • Participate in Kabbalat Shabbat with preschool students, enjoy the St. Paul JCC’s farmer’s market and bring home some fresh produce, and tour the JCC’s meditation garden
  • [Image]Shabbat with the Riders at Beth Jacob Congregation and learn about Magen Tzedek with Rabbi Allen. Saturday, July 14th.

Join the ride in the Twin Cities! 5 weeks from the Twin Cities to Washington DC or 2 weeks from Twin Cities to Chicago.

Learn More and Join Us for Our Twin Cities Visit

Join Us in Chicago, July 26th-29th



Come learn and celebrate at these great free community events in Chicago as the Hazon Cross-USA Ride bikes through!

  • 7/26 – Fermentation Frolic at Pushing the Envelope Farm
  • 7/27 – “Cycling for Change / Eating for Change” with Nigel Savage at Mishkan Chicago
  • 7/27 – Wine & Cheese with the Cross-USA Riders at Temple Sholom
  • 7/28 – “Shabbat Hazon: Visions of Destruction / Visions of Hope” at Anshe Emet
  • 7/29 – Community Harvest at KAM/Isaiah Israel Garden
  • 7/29 – FEASTING / FASTING at the Gan Project

Join the Hazon Cross-USA ride in Chicago! 2 weeks from Chicago to Pittsburgh or 3 weeks from Chicago to Washington, DC.


Double your impact. Donate now.

One Chicago-based Hazon donor is matching donations to Hazon up to $12,500. The match applies to any amount above and beyond your gift from last year. For first-time donors, your entire gift will be matched.


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Local Events and Features
from our Partners and Friends

Wilderness Torah’s Sukkot on the Farm 2012

Reconnect to your roots this Sukkot with Wilderness Torah!

[Image]October 4-8, 2012
Green Oaks Creek Farm
Pescadero, CA

Wilderness Torah invites you to gather in a multi-generational community for the sixth annual Sukkot on the Farm Festival – a four-night camp out and celebration of the fall harvest at Green Oaks Creek Farm in Pescadero, CA.

Learn More

Applications Open for Beit Midrash at 14th St. Y

LABA: House of Study is a beit midrash for culture-makers at the 14th St. in New York City. Through the program, selected fellows partake in a yearlong study of Jewish texts in a non-religious setting and incorporate these ancient ideas into their contemporary work. This year we are seeking 8-10 fellows from a variety of artistic disciplines who will explosre the role eating plays in classical Jewish texts, including the Bible, Talmud, and a range of other rabbinic materials. We will examine food as a political and economic commodity, religious symbol, weapon of war, ethical statement, source of beauty, and more.

Learn More and Apply

J-Cycle II: A Bike Tour of Historic Jewish Detroit

Registration Now Open


Learn More and Register Today