In This Email
- From Overindulgence to Freedom: How Purim leads to Pesach
- A Walk Among the Trees: Contemporary Jewish Museum’s Tree Exhibit
- Hazon Ride Launch Party with Mark Bittman and Ruth Reichl
- The Rocky Mountain Jewish Food Summit
- 7th Annual Hazon Food Conference Back on the East Coast
- Hazon Hosts Wilderness First Aid Class
- Local Events and Features from our Partners and Friends
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Co-written by Nigel Savage, Executive Director, Hazon, and Leah Koenig, writer and cookbook author
Most of us have a sense of the distinct identities of different Jewish holidays. We eat latkes and light candles on Hanukkah; we fast and talk of forgiveness on Yom Kippur. But what we often don’t recognize is the larger framework of the holidays, the way that they connect to each other in an annual cycle of harvest and history. Purim is perhaps the most extreme instance of a holiday which is well-understood in its own terms, but little understood in relation to the season of the year that it inaugurates. Let’s look at the key motifs and traditions of Purim, and place them in the longer time frame that helps us understand their deeper purpose.Continue reading “How Purim Leads to Pesach…”
Healthy, Sustainable Purim Resources
Check out videos from the Hazon Purim vault…
Whether you’re doing the New York Ride, Israel Ride, Cross-USA Ride, or just getting back on your bike this spring…
Hazon Ride Launch Party with Mark Bittman and Ruth Reichl
Help kick off the 2012 Hazon Ride season with your favorite Hazon alumni, and food writers, cooks, and food activists, Mark Bittman and Ruth Reichl.
7 PM – Cocktails & snacks (kosher for Passover, local, delicious!)
8 PM – Interview with Ruth Reichl & Mark Bittman
Tickets available on a sliding scale, $18-$55. Buy tickets.
This event is graciously hosted by the 92Y and is presented with the Jewish Daily Forward and The Jew and the Carrot Blog.
Join Hazon and the Contemporary Jewish Museum for a Jewish Tree Hike
By Deborah Newbrun, Bay Area Director
The pomegranates blaze red like giant burning grapefruits in Tal Shochat’s photograph where, in a series of images, she depicts fruit trees native to Israel. She hand washed each fruit and every leaf before taking the mesmerizing photos.The Tree exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum called: Do Not Destroy- Trees Art and Jewish Thought is a nature lover’s delight. Jews have a powerful attachment to trees – our most holy Torah is referred to as “The Tree of Life” and the law referred to in the title of this exhibit: bal tashchit, do not destroy, comes from a Torah passage instructing us not to cut trees in times of war. This leads us to understand that in times of peace, we must especially not cause destruction to our environment…Continue reading “A Walk Among the Trees…”These walks will take place on Friday, March 16th and Friday, April 20, 2012, from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM. Tickets and more information
April 29, 2012, University Memorial Center at CU Boulder
Presented by Hazon in Colorado.
- 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
We’re thrilled to bring the Hazon Food Conference back to Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center this winter. Sign up now to meet and mingle with the nation’s foremost thinkers of the New Jewish Food Movement.December 6-9, 2012
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
Falls Village, CTDon’t miss the next gathering of the New Jewish Food Movement!More Information
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.
Additional Reading: Pikkuah Nefesh in the Wilderness – Saving a Life
Purim with Storahtelling
Storahtelling is the newest resident of Makom Hadash, a hub for the Jewish innovation community in New York, and a residency center for second-stage Jewish non-profit organizations. Makom Hadash is a project of Hazon. Visit Makom Hadash online and learn about its residents.
Hadassah & Friends Read the Megillah
Purim Night, March 7th, 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Jewish Theological Seminary
3080 Broadway at 122nd St.
Romemu, Pish: The Purim Tish, 9:30 PM – Midnight
West End Presbyterian Church, 165 West 105th St.
The Twelve: Conversation, Improvisation, Divine Inspiration
March 29, 2012, 7:00 PM
125 Maiden Lane, Suite 8B, New York, NY
Free and open to the public.
Sandwiches available for $10 (dietary laws observed)
“The Twelve” is a journey into the heart of twelve bible stories we all know, but know nothing about. Walk through these legends in the company of Storahtelling’s Mavens as we tackle one tale on the last Thursday of every month. Conversation. Improvisation. Divine Inspiration? Please RSVP
Kayam Farm Beit Midrash: Shmittah and Society
An inspirational Shabbaton filled with learning, celebration, and groundbreaking Jewish thought
Join an intergenerational, pluralistic community of Jewish farmers, rabbis, educators, scholars, and consumers from across the country.
March 12-13, 2012
Pearlstone Conference & Retreat Center
5425 Mt. Gilead Road
Join grassroots activists and top leaders for two days of compelling Jewish learning, community organizing, action and advocacy.
Co-sponsored by Hazon
Colorado Interfaith Power and Light’s Creation Care Conference
Creation Care Conference: Climate Change & Faith
April 14, 2012
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
4500 N. Wadsworth Blvd.
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
For all faith traditions. Hosted by Colorado Interfaith Power and Light. Speakers on Creation Stewardship, climate impact in the West, moving away from fossil fuel, grass roots organizing. Plus choose 4 workshops from 16 topics and visit “green” vendor exhibits.
Cost $40 (with early bird discount before 3/21), additional discounts for senior/student/low income/volunteers and three or more from same congregation.
Celebrate Purim with Hazon at the JCCSF
Purim Unmasked: An Off-Street Festival
Sunday, March 11th, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Free Admission, bring a can of food
Hazon will be there making smoothies with our bike-powered blender, sized for kids and families!
Uri L’Tzedek’s New Purim Supplement
Uri L’Tzedek is proud to announce the third member of its social justice holiday-themed publications, Ve-Nahafoch Hu: Making Your Way in an Upside Down World, a collection of essays, text-studies, and calls-to-action centered on the holiday of Purim and its attendant texts, themes, and practices.
Download a free copy of Ve-Nahafoch Hu: Making Your Way in an Upside Down World.
Love, Hate and the Jewish State 5.0
Gender Discrimination in Israel
Sponsored by the New Israel Fund
Co-sponsored by Hazon
March 22, 2012, 7-10 PM
Congregation Beth Elohim
274 Garfield Place, Brooklyn, NY
For many of us, gender inequality describes unfair salary disparities, constricting gender norms or under-representation. Join NIF for the fifth in a series of highly interactive, non-persuasive, non-political discussions with a diverse group of people in their 20s and 30s. Followed by a reception.