[Newsletter] September 14th – 3rd Annual Hazon California Ride & Retreat


3rd Annual Hazon California Ride & Retreat

4 Days – 2 Wheels – 1 Community

May 10 – 13, 2012

Learn more about the Ride and register TODAY!

$199 for a limited time.

Hazon Ride Reunion & Launch Party

[IMG Photo Alt]September 18th

Urban Adamah

1050 Parker Street

Berkeley, CA

WHO: Hazon Ride Alumni, Friends & Family

WHAT: We will gather to reminisce, reconnect, and welcome new people! A late summer farm party at Urban Adamah. Come and help out at the farm, get back on your bicycle for a fun-ride along the Bay Trail, and finish the day with farm fresh cob-oven pizza and video footage from last year’s Ride.

2-6 PM Volunteer farm work party

4-6 PM Hazon Fun Ride: Enjoy a carefree bike ride along the Bay Trail, starting and finishing at Urban Adamah

6-8 PM Farm Tour, Reunion, and Launch of the 2012 California Ride & Retreat.

Join us for all or part of the celebration, RSVP requested!

Learn more about the Reunion and Launch Party



Taste the Sustainable Flavors of Israel

By Dr. Jeremy Benstein

Originally posted on The Jew and the Carrot

[IMG Food Tour]When you think of food – what comes to mind? Usually we think of tastes, smells – the sensual experiences of eating. If we dig a little deeper, we’ll get to issues of producing food (growing, raising, processing…) and preparing it – buying, cooking. If we really “unpack” the idea – we’ll think about the lack of it – hunger – and all the different social, economic, environmental, and political issues that are embedded in our food system that makes it the way it is…

Continue reading “Taste the Sustainable Flavors of Israel” on The Jew and the Carrot…


Hazon’s 2012 Cross USA Ride

Grab Life by the Handlebars!

“When I started the ride, I was a 20-year-old out-of-shape college student. By the end of the summer, I’d lost 35 pounds, discovered God and spirituality, became a vegan and an environmentalist, made great friends, and learned that I can do anything I set my mind to doing, no matter how far-fetched it may seem.”

Ilan Glazer, Cross USA Ride Participant, Summer 2000

[IMG Photo Alt] June 7, 2012 – August 16, 2012

Seattle, WA to Washington, DC

  • 72 days, 53 cycling days, 9 Shabbat rest days, 5 service days
  • Average of 70 miles per day (approximately 4 to 8 hours of riding each day)
  • Semi-supported tour – crew transports ride gear and luggage
  • Experienced and knowledgeable tour support team
  • Meals are included – kosher and often vegetarian (always a vegetarian option)
  • Camping accommodations for most of the program

More Information and Application

Learn About the 2011 Arava Institute Hazon Israel Ride

Four chances throughout the Bay Area to learn more about the Ride

[IMG Israel Riders]Meet alumni of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies.  Learn about their experiences at the Arava Institute, where Israelis, Jordanians and Palestinians come together to study environmental issues in the region.

For more information or to RSVP contact Aaron Parker, JNF Regional Director.

Wednesday, September 14th

Congregation Kol Shofar – Marin

215 Blackfield Drive, Tiburon, CA

7:00 PM

Thursday, September 15th

JCC San Francisco

3200 California Street, San Francisco, CA

7:00 PM

Continue reading about the 2011 Israel Ride info sessions

Lunch and Learn with Dr. Jeremy Benstein

[IMG Photo Alt]Tuesday, September 13th, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

332 Pine St. Suite 600 on the 6th floor

San Francisco, CA 94104

Topic: Tzedek and the City, Urban Issues and Jewish Values, Sustainability from Tanach to Tel Aviv

As part of a national speaking tour, Dr. Jeremy Benstein, Deputy Director of the Heschel Center for Environmental Learning and Leadership, will be at the Hazon office to discuss what Judaism says about our responsibility toward the earth — and how ancient texts can guide everyday behaviors.

Co-sponsored by The Israel Center of the Jewish Community Federation

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Hazon Partner Events

Wilderness Torah Havdalah Bonfire and Dance Party

[IMG Photo Alt]September 17th,
7:00 – 11:30 PM

Urban Adamah

1050 Parker Street,
Berkeley, CA

Join Wilderness Torah for an amazing night of fire, food, and fancy footwork. Sample home-brewed beer, local apple cider, and hot chai while singing around the Urban Adamah campfire.

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[IMG Photo Alt]Join Eco Jews of the Bay to visit Aaron Metals Recycling Company

Learn how Judaism inspires us to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

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Wilderness Torah’s Children’s Jewish Nature Program Fall Season Starts September 11th

[IMG Sukkoting]Gan Torah is a weekly nature-based experience for children ages 8 to 10 that brings Judaism to life with the seasons

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