This Shabbat at Adath Jeshurun Congregation is going to be “huge.”
Nigel Savage, the Founder and Director of Hazon, the largest environmental organization in the American Jewish community, will be their scholar in residence for their Shabbat Synaplex weekend. If you haven’t already RSVP’d for the Shabbat dinner on Friday night, you might out of luck (reservations were due by March 5th), but there’s all of Saturday to soak in the environmental goodness, including (but not limited to!):
- “Sacred Vessels: How the Jewish Food Movement Is Changing the World,” with Nigel Savage
- “How Kashrut Has Changed,” with Rabbi Barry Cytron
- “Conserve Energy while Expanding Your Palate,” food demonstration with Zehorit Heilicher
- “Water and Israel’s Future” with Brian Davis, Pres., American Israel Chamber of Commerce of Minnesota
Live in the Minnetonka area? Or maybe are just interested in CSAs (community supported agriculture)? Join farmer Mike Jacobs of Easy Bean Farm in Milan, Minnesota, who will answer questions about Adath’s CSA partnership.
(Pssst: If you’re interested in joining a CSA for this summer, now is the PERFECT time to do so. Check out an overwhelming and wonderfully large list here.)
I encourage you to skedaddle out Minnetonka way to hear what this forward-thinking British Jew has to say if any of the following statements sound like you:
- I care about the environment beyond just recycling my pop cans
- Permaculture? I might be interested as long as it doesn’t involve a hair stylist…
- I own a shirt that says “Will bike for food”
- Or, if you’ve ever asked yourself “What does Judaism say about food and our environment,” because there is a whole mess o’ writings that do just that. And Hazon tries to help you find something meaningful from them.
Hazon works to create a more sustainable Jewish community and a healthier and more sustainable world. Since 2000 Hazon has organized environmental bike rides across the United States and Israel, and has catalyzed the new Jewish Food Movement. They also organized the Jewish food conference I attended in December, which was a marvelous time that I recommend to anyone who can swing it.