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Food Conference participants enjoying a Do It Yourself session.

Join the Thinkers and the Doers of the Jewish Food Movement

Food Conference participants enjoying a Do It Yourself session.

You can join the thinkers and doers of the Jewish Food Movement for four days of learning and celebration at the Hazon Food Conference, during Chanukah from December 6-9 at the Isabelle Freedman Jewish Retreat Center in Falls Village, CT.

The Hazon Food Conference explores the intersection of Jewish tradition and contemporary food issues, with the goal of supporting leaders to create healthier and more sustainable communities in the Jewish world and beyond.  Our annual event brings together passionate people who are working for sustainable food systems in their own lives and communities, nationally and abroad. And scholarships are available especially for Coloradans!

Aaron Schneider, Boulder, attended in 2009 and 2011. Aaron shares about the impact of the experiences on him and, consequently, on Boulder,

I always wanted to contribute to my community and didn’t know how. And then came along Hazon. I was inspired to take action by the many beautiful souls who attended the Hazon Food Conference and who have done amazing projects in their communities. Their actions inspired me to take action. I am now a proud member and co-leader of Boulder’s first Jewish participatory goat milking co-op!”

Colorado cohort at the 2010 Food Conference, sharing ideas and inspiration with each other.

More than 100 Coloradans have attended the Food Conference in recent years, including more than 40 from the Boulder area. You can be part of this year’s cohort! We are creating a varied and diverse group of all ages, backgrounds, and Jewish observance and practice.

Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, site of the Hazon Food Conference

If you want to bring back knowledge and inspiration from the Food Conference to catalyze new or strengthen existing initiatives in the Boulder/Denver area, you are eligible to apply for a scholarship. Through the generous support of Rose Community Foundation, Oreg Foundation, and 18 Pomegranates, Hazon is pleased to offer scholarships to the Food Conference for people in the Boulder and Denver areas. Get more information and apply here; the scholarship application deadline is October 2.

About Becky O'Brien

Hazon is America's largest Jewish environmental organization. We create healthier and more sustainable communities in the Jewish world and beyond. Hazon in Colorado is led by Becky O'Brien, Boulder Director and Sarah Kornhauser, Denver Director.

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