Transformative Experiences: Programs
Our programs directly touch lives in powerful ways.
Hazon transformative experiences are a cornerstone of our work to create healthier and more sustainable communities in the Jewish world and beyond. Our programs encourage Jewish people to make a difference in the world, and in the process enable them to renew and reframe their own Jewish journeys. Our programs fall into two broad categories of Outdoor Adventures and Contemporary Food Issues, but each of them, whether it’s a week-long ride in Israel or a season-long community supported agriculture program, touch people’s lives in powerful ways.
We invite you to come see Hazon for yourself!
The rides have been the backbone of Hazon’s work since inception. Riders raise money in support of Hazon’s education work and the work of our partners. Ride proceeds have provided seed grants and continuing support for many of Hazon’s projects. All Hazon rides are fully supported, with rest stops, mechanics, and luggage transport.
Grab life by the handlebars! A 9-week tour from Seattle, WA to Washington DC, with shorter segments available between major cities. Ride to support alternative transportation. June 13 – Aug 18, 2013.
A week-long adventure to explore the land of Israel from the seat of your bike. In partnership with the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies. Oct 30 – Nov 5, 2013
A weekend of riding and relaxing. Ride for two days from Sonoma County into San Francisco. Non-riders can join for Shabbat or as crew. May 24 – 27, 2013.
Free one-day rides for high schoolers to explore the outdoors and Jewish tradition, led by experienced counselors.
An Environment and Social Justice Conversation brings together activists from America, Europe, and Israel to network and collaborate. June 15-18, 2012
Hazon’s food work began in 2004 and now serves as a leader in the Jewish Food Movement. Our programs bring together foodies, chefs and activists with community leaders, institutions, and rabbis. In additional, our various food-based educational resources have spread this work into individual communities.
The annual gathering of the New Jewish Food Movement! Join chefs, educators, rabbis, and foodies to learn about social justice, food ethics, Jewish values, and more. Dec 29, 2013 – Jan 1, 2014
Community-Supported Agriculture connects communities to a local farm, providing seasonal produce to members and steady income to the farmer. Now in 60 sites.
A week-long tour to explore the food movement in Israel, held in conjunction with the Heschel Center for Environmental Learning and Leadership. Fall 2014
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.
A leadership training program for 11th and 12th graders to learn and work towards building a healthy and sustainable community. Piloting in Westchester, NY.