Food and Justice
From our friends at SHAMAYIM: Farm animal sanctuaries are safe havens for animals who have endured the victimization of factory farming. Visiting a sanctuary is an absolute must for anyone truly devoted to animal protection. The opportunity to meet a cow face-to-face or rub the belly of a pig is an incredibly moving experience. Very […]
Lamenting the waste and excess that your community’s celebrations produce? We are often asked: What can we do with all the kippot that have accumulated from all the simchas in the past? Are there organizations that would take them to repurpose? Can we make blankets, clothing, anything? Frankly, there’s what to do with what […]
Kindly supported by the Jewish Initiative for Animals this webinar was a big success. If you missed it, please take the time to view this recording. Click here to download the webinar Powerpoint slides Resources discussed on the webinar: Going Deep and Dark into the Custom to Eat Dairy on Hanukkah: Webinar source sheet […]
We applaud you for taking on this important task to align your food choices with your Jewish values as Shomrei Adamah, keepers of the earth. Below are resources to help you on your journey. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or suggestions that you may have regarding this material. Have a good example to share? […]
This guide is a resource book with ideas, definitions, stories and guidance for Jewish institutions to think about how they can make healthier and more sustainable food choices. The guide also includes an audit with a list of questions for an institution to use to be able to assess where it’s doing well and how […]
This brief 2-page document can be handed out to your community to inform them about the importance of higher welfare eggs and how they can look for higher welfare eggs in their grocery store. It provides a good overview of higher welfare eggs if your institution is looking into making the switch from conventional eggs.
We had a truly fantastic webinar this week and I would like to, again, thank our friend Gary Oppenheimer for his inspirational and helpful talk. It was a real treat. I encourage all of you to check out the recording if you missed it. Gary suggests an easy lift that could make a big difference. […]
Each year, Temple Solel of Hollywood, Florida, plans and executes a major annual program called the King Tide Event. Over 100 community members come together during the King Tide to observe, measure, and learn about the sea level rise in Temple Solel’s community. Click HERE for for their Planning a King Tide Event guide to […]
Food is being wasted at an alarming rate. And we – consumers – are the largest source of it. More than grocery stores and restaurants combined. But there’s good news: we can do something about it. Everything we need is right here (and in our fridges).
With Jewish Initiative for Animals (JIFA) – https://www.jewishinitiativeforanimals.org/ Our friends at the Jewish Initiative for Animals (JIFA) are a powerful resource for you to learn about and transition towards a more conscious, compassionate and sustainable consumption of food. Since the Hazon Seal started, Jewish Initiative for Animals has partnered with the program by co-creating the […]
Did you know that Judaism has a New Year for the Animals? It’s called Rosh Hashanah La’Behemot, and it falls on Elul 1. Rosh Hashanah La’Behemot is a time for us to honor our relationships with behemot, the animals in our lives. The holiday has not been celebrated extensively since Temple times. There is room for creativity and interpretation in […]
Coordinating a Hazon CSA Shabbat meal offers the opportunity to bring members together to celebrate Shabbat all across North America. Participants will get to eat from their CSA box at a potluck locally, while united with other Hazon CSAs doing the same thing in their own communities. It is a chance to come together and […]