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.

Major Jewish Organizations Form Coalition To Act On Climate Crisis; Issue Open Call For Jewish Organizations Everywhere To Join

In a first-of-its-kind mobilization, 20 major Jewish organizations announce the formation of the Jewish Climate Leadership Coalition, which will bring together Jewish community leaders and organizations who recognize the existential threat and moral urgency of climate change and commit to taking action.

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New Field-Building Initiative Launches for Jewish Retreating

Pearlstone, an agency of The Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, and one of the largest Jewish retreat centers in North America, announced today that it is leading a groundbreaking national initiative elevating the field of Jewish retreating, aptly named Retreat Jewish. Operators of Jewish retreat centers and retreat organizers …

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Matzah in Hand, Local Jewish Leaders and Allies Call on Wells Fargo to “Move Their Dough” from Fossil Fuels

On April 19, Jewish leaders from Colorado Jewish Climate Action (CJCA) and Dayenu: a Jewish Call to Climate Action, Colorado Jews for Justice, and Ekar Farm gathered in front of the Denver branch of Wells Fargo Bank to call on Wells Fargo CEO, Charlie Scharf, to take immediate action to end their investments in fossil fuels.

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Collaboration Aims to Bring More Plant-Based Menu Items To Jewish-Based Food Service Operations

Hazon, the largest faith-based environmental organization in the United States, and the Humane Society of the United States are proud to have worked together on their first ever virtual culinary training focused on bringing more sustainable plant-based menu items to the Jewish community.

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Hazon Announces Winners of Shmita-Themed Art Competition

Hazon, the Jewish Lab for Sustainability, has announced the winners of its inaugural art competition, the Shmita Prizes, after collecting nearly 250 submissions from 11 different countries over the course of 10 months.

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Hazon and Pearlstone Announce Merger; Jakir Manela Named As New CEO

Hazon, the largest faith-based environmental organization in the U.S., and Pearlstone, one of the largest Jewish retreat centers and Jewish outdoor education sites in North America, announced today that their boards of directors have unanimously approved a proposal to merge the two organizations, with Jakir Manela serving as the inaugural CEO.

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Colorado Jewish Food Fest Coming to Boulder

Taste great food. Explore your roots. Bring to life forgotten memories. Learn new skills about living a healthier and more sustainable life. Or just have fun and get inspired.

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