Engaged Organizations: Jewish Food Movement: Hazon

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Hazon, which means vision, is an organization that works to create a healthier and more sustainable Jewish community. They do so through three effective changes: transformative experiences, thought-leadership, and capacity building. They are all intensive multi-day retreats or workshops that encourage people to make a difference in the world, and in the process enable them to renew their Jewish journeys. To learn more about the Jewish Food Movement and Hazon, click here.

Teva Day School

Teva is a program that was founded by and supported by Hazon. Teva provides outreach to people of Jewish faith and teaches children about their faith and the environment. To read more about Teva, or find a day camp to attend, check out their website here.


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Fit to Eat

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Hazon has recently released a guide to help Jewish Communities come together to more effectively fight food shortages. This guide shows how a better food system can be made to benefit everyone. To read up on this piece of literature and get some ideas on how you can help, check it out here.

The Good Food Toolkit

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The food that we eat can have a huge impact on the environment. The Good Food Toolkit is helping congregations to find food that is both produced sustainability as well as raised humanely, and is economically sound by providing the food producers with a livable wage. These are all areas that we sometimes overlook when it comes to purchasing our foods, but The Good Food Toolkit helps to identify each of these areas to help improve the quality of food we are purchasing. To check out the full version of The Good Food Toolkit, click here.

For a summary of how it works, as well as an explanation of it by its creators at John Hopkins University, check out this link.