Writing, speaking, teaching, and advocacy.
We provide thought-leadership to the Jewish community and beyond through our writing, speaking, teaching and advocacy. Our collection of curricula, source books, and other resources are an accessible doorway to explore the connections between Jewish tradition and contemporary issues. Anyone can benefit from these resources. They can be used by individuals, formal and informal educators, Rabbis, and lay leaders in synagogues, JCCs, day schools, camps, or just around the dinner table with family and friends.
Thought-leadership is central to our work of creating a healthier and more sustainable Jewish community and healthier and more sustainable world for everyone, catalyzing the New Jewish Food Movement, and building intellectual bridges between Jewish tradition and key contemporary issues. Our ethos: “The Torah is a commentary on the world, and the world is a commentary on the Torah.”
Follow the links below to find out more information about Hazon’s programs and download resources to use in your community
Hazon has developed a diverse library of curricula and source books that can be used in the classroom, at home, or as experiential programs. Our tools are geared towards various age groups and have been used in Synagogues, Day Schools, JCCs, and Camps around the world.
A 130-page sourcebook that draws on texts from within and beyond Jewish traditions to explore a range of topics relating to Jews and food.
A student curriculum for students grades 5-9 to explore the relationship between Jewish texts, traditions, and practices and the food we eat. Includes family programs to further develop these issues.
A guide to help plan Shabbat meals, from thinking about what to serve to bringing insightful Jewish learning to your Shabbat table. In partnership with NEXT: A Division of Birthright Israel Foundation.
A health and cooking program which draws upon Jewish tradition to address challenges of maintaining a healthy diet in today’s world. Piloting in residential summer camps.
Four-part series of cooking classes for new and expectant parents that gives parents tools to strengthen Jewish life as their family grows. Piloting in Brooklyn, NY.
A middle-school program that uses family dinners as a strategy to reclaim and strengthen Jewish family life. Piloting in San Francisco, CA.
Jewish institutions are taking a look at the food they serve and thinking critically about what is kosher, literally “fit”, in today’s world. These tools will help you navigate the world of choices available to your institution.
Use this guide to support your institution in making healthy and sustainable food choices. For lay leaders and professionals.
An easy-to-use assessment tool that helps you to identify the strengths and weaknesses of your institution’s policies and practices for promoting food sustainability and justice in seven main categories and develop an action plan.
We have developed a list of food values that we strive to reach when we are planning food at all Hazon events, programs, and meetings. We hope that these values and reports of putting the values in action will inspire your community to take further steps to make healthier and more sustainable choices.
What should “Kosher Meat” mean in the 21st century? Where is the intersection between kashrut laws, Jewish business ethics, and our modern, Jewish, environmental values?
Work to pass the next Farm Bill is happening now. Nigel Savage, Executive Director of Hazon, believes it is important for you to act.
Over the years Hazon has developed a number of resources to help you celebrate the Jewish holidays in line with your values. Use these resources to inspire a theme for a holiday, an activity for your family or event for you community.
Greening Your Shabbat Table: tips for serving up a sustainable seventh-day meal.
Tips on how to green your Hanukkah celebration, as well as new takes on classic recipes!
The New Year of the Trees offers endless possibilities for environmentally-themed programming. Download our Haggadah, Leader’s Guide, watch a G!d Cast and more.
Connect with the wider community of Jewish food educators. Add moments of blessing to your every day life.
A portal for educators to connect, share, and learn from each other with the help of Hazon’s innovative food education resources and support. JFEN members can become part of an educator listserv, are invited to periodical training calls, and can participate in annual training at the Food Conference.
A pocket blessing card for everyday mindfulness, gratitude, and extraordinary moments. Distribute these cards in your community for members to slip into their wallets or purses and use everyday. You can even customize the cards with your institutions logo.
Want to run a program? Need an idea for a lesson? These ideas and activities will help get you started.
A list of every session ever run at the Food Conference, organized by track. These session descriptions can be used to jumpstart your thinking as you are planning Jewish food programming in your community, whether it is a single evening session or a full-day extravaganza.
This short activity helps illustrate the process to make challah, from the soil to your mouth.
Fair Food is an enlightening and inspiring guide to changing not only what we eat, but how food is grown, packaged, delivered, and sold. Use this book club discussion guide to help frame the conversation through a Jewish lens.
These tools will help prepare you for any of Hazon’s bike rides, or for just riding on your own.
Our tips will help you get ready for the road, whether you’re on your own or getting ready for a Hazon Ride.
Fundraising is integral to every Hazon Ride, helping us make a difference in the world. Our tools support you every step of the way.
Bicycle networks are expanding across the country. Learn about cycling issues and how to speak up for better bike lanes.