[Newsletter] May 31 – What’s for Dinner?

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What’s for Dinner? Making Time to Be Home for Dinner

By Judith Belasco, Director of Programs, Hazon

“I am not the only mom who isn’t a great cook… I’d like our meals to be more meaningful, connected, and playful,” said one Temple Kol Shofar parent at the launch of Home for Dinner: Hazon’s Family Meals Initiative.

Hazon launched Home for Dinner in 2011 at two pilot schools in the Bay Area. Why a program to focus on family meals? American family life, including American Jewish family life, has spun more and more out of control, with overscheduled kids and under-connected families. Dinnertime is a time when adults and children can come together after being apart throughout the day; a unique time for families to break bread, interact and reconnect. Research has shown that when families eat together, everyone is more likely to eat healthier meals. Your kids are less likely to become overweight or obese, are more likely to stay away from cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana, and other illicit drugs, and are more likely to get better grades in school. Family dinners make it more likely that your kids will talk to you and that you will hear about serious problems.

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Bike to the Beach – June 17, 2012

Ride to Coney Island from around New York and New Jersey!
  • Start from any of four locations around New York and New Jersey
  • Ride across bridges and on greenways through the city
  • All routes end at the Shorefront Y on Coney Island at 1 PM
  • Tell your non-riding friends to meet us there!

Learn More | Register Today

Hazon Cross-USA Ride Begins in Seattle

Join for a One-Day Ride in Seattle, Just a Week Away

Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and road support on a 45-mile route from Kenmore to Carnation

On June 10, 2012, the Hazon Cross-USA Ride is launching from Seattle. We invite you to join us for this incredible event and have the unique opportunity to cycle with the riders who are on a journey across the country!

Adult Registration is $50, Teens and Kids are $25.

You can also join us for longer segments, including a one-week ride from Seattle to Spokane, or five weeks from Seattle to Minneapolis.

Learn More | Register Today

Celebrate the Launch with the Riders

Saturday evening, June 9th

Riders, supporters, family, and friends are welcome to join the Cross-USA Ride community for an evening talk on Jewish tradition and sustainable food systems, followed by Havdalah at Bastyr University in Kenmore. Rabbi Aaron Meyer from Temple De Hirsch Sinai will speak on Land ecology and Food systems. Dinner is at 7:30 PM. Please arrive by 7:25 PM.

Sunday, June 10th
The ride will kick off at 9:00 AM on Sunday morning with a celebration and ceremony with supporters, riders, volunteers and community members incorporating Jewish tradition and celebration of this ride. To come for the launch ceremony and see the cyclists off, please arrive by 8:30 AM.

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8th Annual Hazon Food Conference

Food Historian Gil Marks making Hungarian Fruit & Wine Soup at the 2010 Food Conference
Food Historian Gil Marks making Hungarian Fruit & Wine Soup at the 2010 Food Conference
Early-bird rates end June 1st (tomorrow!)
Register today!

Don’t miss the annual gathering of the Jewish Food Movement, this year at Isabella Freedman, December 6-9, 2012. Super Early-Bird Rates end tomorrow. These are the lowest registration rates you’ll see all year – if you’re planning on coming, sign up today!

Program Tracks include: Shmita & Jewish Agriculture, Food Systems & Policy, DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Cooking, Jewish History & Culture, Food Justice, Health & Mindfulness.

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Taste Israel By Bike

[Image: Bike Israel From Top to Bottom]Did you know Israel has made major contributions to sustainable food systems around the world from irrigation to fish farms? Not that we think you need another reason to visit Israel by bike this fall, but just in case, here are twelve ways that Israel is creating healthier and more sustainable food systems – in Israel and abroad.

Read the top 12 Ways Israel Feeds the World

Bike Israel Top to Bottom

Ride in the 2012 Arava Institude Hazon Israel Ride, supporting the Arava Institute as it prepares Arabs and Jews to solve the Middle East’s environmental problems.

Scholarships available for people who have not been to Israel in five years (or ever).

Learn More | Register Today

Mini-Grants Available for Denver and Boulder-based Organizations

We are able to provide grants to strengthen the Jewish food and environmental movement in Denver and Boulder due to the generous support of our funders: Rose Community Foundation, 18 Pomegranates, and the Oreg Foundation. Together we seek to provide small grants to enable local programs and institutions to take their work to the next level. To qualify, each project must help to create healthier and more sustainable communities in the Colorado Jewish community and individual Jewish lives.

Learn More and Apply Today

Local Events and Features
from our Partners and Friends

Urban Adamah Art Competition

Urban Adamah is currently seeking proposals for original art (painting, mural or mixed media) to be installed on the side of the main office at the entrance to their Berkeley farm. Artwork should be inspired by the Jewish agricultural holidays of Passover, Shavuot, and/or Sukkot.

Submission Deadline: June 20th

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Become a Harvest Sponsor at Ekar

[Click to view larger Flyer]A pick-your-own CSA-type program… Ekar Style!

Come enjoy harvest time in Ekar’s fields! Pick some veggies for donation to JFS Weinberg Food Pantry and some for your family! A $180 donation is tax deductible in full.

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Sign Up for a Teen Summer Adventure Trip with Adamah Adventures

[Image: Adamah Adventures]It’s not too late to sign up for a teen summer adventure trip with Adamah Adventures. Adamah Adventures offers Jewish teens the chance to build confidence, learn outdoor skills, and be part of a unique Jewish community, all while traveling around some of the country’s most beautiful places. Summer 2012 treks include destinations in the Southeast (Georgia, Tennessee, and North Carolina) and the Northwest (Washington and Oregon). Many treks include service projects in addition to adventure activities. Scholarships available for first time campers and those with financial need.

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Take the Classroom on the Road with Tiyul B’Aretz

Imagine a road trip in Israel… for college credit. Tiyul B’Aretz is reinventing study abroad in Israel by giving students an educational experience that goes beyond the classroom walls. On Tiyul B’Aretz there is no campus, no classrooms, and no dorms or dining halls. This is learning on the road.

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