There is something for just about everyone at the upcoming Hazon Food Conference (not to mention scholarships to get you there)!

Something for Everyone at the Hazon Food Conference

Community and ruach (spirit) at the Hazon Food Conference.
Community and ruach (spirit) at the Hazon Food Conference.

There is something for just about everyone at the upcoming Hazon Food Conference (not to mention scholarships to get you there)!

Here are just some of the highlights:

  • The Hazon Cooking Institute with cooking demos, DIY sessions with renowned chefs, cookbook authors and kitchen magicians
  • Community organizing training for individuals and institutions around food justice
  • Meet “Food Makers and Shakers” from producers to consumers working to create sustainable food systems
  • Dynamic opportunities to reconnect with your Jewish agricultural roots, bring ancient traditions to life, and bring new life into your family, synagogue, and community.
  • Discover new ways of thinking about the foods we choose to put in our bodies, from physical, social, mental, and spiritual health perspectives.
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    There are hands-on experiences for all ages at the Hazon Food Conference.

    Featured speakers like Joan Nathanauthor of ten cookbooks and regular contributor to The New York Times, Food Arts Magazine, and Tablet Magazine; Gil Marksa leading authority on culinary subjects in general and Jewish cuisine in particular and author of the Encyclopedia of Jewish Food; Leah Koenigwriter and cookbook author who’s work has appeared in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Saveur, Food Arts, CHOW, Time Out New York, and Tablet and author of The Hadassah Everyday Cookbook: Daily Meals for the Contemporary Jewish Kitchen; and Itta Werdiger-Rothprofessional chef, community builder, Hasidic Jew,  and launcher of The Hester, an underground restaurant and music café in Brooklyn, where different kinds of people, observant and non-observant, Jewish and non-Jewish, are introduced to creative, wholesome, made-from-scratch food and great live music.

  • A New Year’s bash as only Hazon and Isabella Freedman can do it – with the help of Itta Werdiger-Roth of The Hester, the coolest Kosher speakeasy in Brooklyn, and Zion 80, a rockin’ band that brings together the melodies of Shlomo Carlebach with the beats of Fela Kuti. And you’ll even have an opportunity to make some of the snacks that we’re going to serve at the party!

The Hazon Food Conference is December 29 – January 1 at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center in Falls Village, CT. A cohort from Colorado will be attending to capture the energy and knowledge from the Food Conference to build new knowledge, connections, energy and ideas and bring them back to our community. We are seeking a diverse group of participants of all ages and religious backgrounds. Scholarships specifically for people in the Boulder and Denver areas are available. For scholarship details and to apply visit us here. Scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis so apply today!


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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