Calling All Foodies: Hazon Food Conference

The Hazon Food Conference is the only place in the world where farmers and rabbis, nutritionists and chefs, vegans and omnivores, educators and foodies of every stripe come together to explore the dynamic interplay of food, Jewish tradition, and contemporary life.

You can join the thinkers and doers of the New Jewish Food Movement for four days of learning and celebration at the Hazon Food Conference, August 18-21, UC Davis, CA. And, there is one half-scholarship left for an interested Coloradan; contact us (see below) for more info.

Already 30 Coloradans are attending the Food Conference, including 10 from Boulder.

It is inspiring, but not that surprising, how much passionate activism around issues of food and sustainability come from our Jewish community in Boulder and Denver,” says Rabbi Marc Soloway of Congregation Bonai Shalom and co-chair of the Conference. “So much of Hazon’s wonderful work is about tapping into a creative energy and environmental concern that is already there. The Food Conference is a wonderful opportunity to deepen this relationship and to connect with an incredible community—a whole new movement devoted to learning, sharing and playing together to help us deepen our relationships to food, Judaism and the environment.”

Join this varied and diverse community of all ages, backgrounds, and Jewish observance and practice, for four days of inspiration, innovation, and change. The Hazon Food Conference will feature consciously-prepared kosher food, learning, and countless connections as we gather to feed our minds and bodies. Here’s a taste of what’s on the menu:

  • Hazon’s Food Conference Beit Midrash, with community-wide Jewish learning accessible to people of all backgrounds.
  • DIY Extravaganza: An Endurance Event for Do-It-Yourself Enthusiasts with hands-on container gardening, cooking with seaweed, ginger beer brewing and more!
  • Engaging and thought-provoking workshops, panels and keynotes with knowledgeable presenters, who are doing innovative work nationally, including: Oran Hesterman, Fair Food Network and author of Fair Food; Joan Nathan, Jewish food author, historian and chef; Gary Oppenheimer, AmpleHarvest.Org; Aaron Gross, Farm Forward; Brahm Amadi, People’s Grocery; Evonne Marzouk, Canfei Nesharim; Laura Silver, International Knish Society; Judith Bell, PolicyLink; and many more.
  • And a joyous Shabbat!

Get more details and register here. For questions or more information, contact Becky O’Brien at or 303-886-5865.

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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One comment

  1. Thanks for the shout out, Becky + Boulder Jewish News.

    Looking forward to meeting some of you Coloradians at the Hazon Conference.

    In the meatime: What's the knish quotient near you?

    Perhaps I'll even recognize some folks from Adventure Rabbi Rosh Hashana celebrations… including one with snowball tashlich… a very pleasant memory in this 90+ degree NYC heat.

    My best,

    Laura Silver

    International Knish Society

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