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Setting a Conscious Table – four questions to help you prepare a Passover Seder

As you prepare for the Passover seder this year, consider using these four questions to help inform your own conscious food choices, and to enhance your discussions with family and friends during the holiday. PDF here.

Food and Climate Movie List

If you’re interested in starting conversations about food and climate in the Jewish community and beyond, movies are an effective and entertaining way to start. This list includes movies on food waste and climate change, plant-forward diets and climate change, and tips for hosting a successful movie screening program. Download the movie list and guide […]

Ecologically Rooted Passover Haggadah

  From our friend Rabbi Ellen Bernstein:   New release: An ecologically rooted Passover haggadah, The Promise of the Land.     I’m happy to announce the release of my new ecologically rooted haggadah, The Promise of the Land.  The Promise of the Land understands that the freedom we celebrate on Passover depends on the earth’s […]

Volunteer at a Local Farm Animal Sanctuary

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 […]

Excess Kippot (Yarmulkas)

  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 […]

Plant-Based Torah, Weekly D’vars (by Shamayim)

    Follow along with Shamayim’s Plant-Based Torah series, weekly D’var Torahs all about the connection between Torah and animal welfare, and the compatibility of plant-based living with Judaism and its central religious texts! We hope these weekly writings inspire you to live in alignment with the Jewish value that is Tza’ar Ba’alei Chayim, not […]

JLens Impact Investing

  Do you have a synagogue endowment or other funds managed by your Jewish Community Foundation or federation? If so, do you know how that money is being invested and if there are values-base or socially responsible investing opportunities?  If not –  Here’s one way for you to advocate for their inclusion:   Founded in 2012, […]

Interesting Reads / Listenings (From our Newsletter)

  This is a living list of our newsletter recommendations, and it will be updated periodically.  No more digging through your emails! Use this list in your internal communications or simply to easily find the content.   Some AOC + beautiful/radical watercolors to brighten your day. 7:35 min, and worth every second.  Despairing about the […]

Film List: Why Go Plant-Based?

Films are a great way to educate your communities about the ramifications of industrial animal agriculture and to encourage people to cut back on their meat consumption altogether. Film-screening events are great opportunities for outreach and are particularly effective with some discussion afterwards.   Check out this list of films by VEGFUND.   It is […]

Sustainable Kosher Meat Discount

  10% off your first order! Scroll down for details!   Consumers have the opportunity to support farmers at the forefront of upholding higher standards of animal welfare and environmental protection in production. This meat is priced higher than what you would normally find in your grocery store. This reason for the increase is based […]

Hazon Seal Webinar: A Yummy Compassionate Chanukah

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 […]

Chanukah Revisited: A compilation of Resources to make your Chanukah Healthier and more Sustainable

  Download our 2019 Hazon Chanukah Greening Guide! From purchasing sustainable oil to fair trade gelt, to event sustainability tips and programming suggestions, this awesome new guide has you covered for the coming holiday! (*Detroit metro area – you get a MI local version because you have an awesome Hazon local team supported by local generous donors, […]