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Commit to "carefully, thoughtfully, Jewishly" make healthy and sustainable food choices
through education, programming, and advocacy.

Education & Programs for All Ages

Food Justice
In honor of Food Day on October 24, the URJ and the Religious Action Center hosted a webinar, “Jewish Perspectives on Food Justice.” Check out the archived webinar and more resources to integrate food justice into next year’s fall holiday celebrations. Keep your calendars marked for Food Day 2012!

Creating Synagogue Food Policy
Promote ethical eating with this guide to creating effective synagogue food policy. Special thanks to Rabbi Jeff Brown. See the GreenFaith Repairing Eden guide for more on food policies.

Food for Thought Curriculum
This adult education curriculum, created in partnership with Hazon, covers blessings, ethical eating and red meat issues. Learn more about the Food for Thought source book.

Youth & NFTY Program
Visit a local farm or market to learn about Jewish values and take action by "gleaning" for those in need. Living Talmud for Youth & NFTY program.

Read about challenges facing the Reform Movement today and share your thoughts on Rabbi Yoffie's Biennal Shabbat sermon.

How-to Guides to Food Justice
Community Supported Ag. 101
Connect with local farmers and other faith groups through a CSA program.

Garden Guide
Tour successful synagogue gardens and find tips to start your own.
More garden ideas: the "Jewish Children's Garden Curriculum" from the JCC of Asheville, NC.

Food Blessings
Connect food and Jewish values with food blessings from the Motzi and the Birkat Hamazon.


Delicious and family-friendly non-meat alternatives from the Entrée to Judaism and Chocolate Chip Challah and Other Twists on the Jewish Holiday cookbooks (URJ Press).

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The Way to the Heart of Judaism is Through the Stomach
Adult education module with 8 lessons from Debra Siroka, RJE and Chef Tina Wasserman. (Adult Jewish Living and Learning Journeys Project.)

In Case you Missed It: Food Justice Webinars
View the presentations and listen to our Virtual Beit Midrash sessions on the Webinar Archive Page. Check out all four food-related sessions under the Going Green section!

Let's Move Faith and Communities
First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move Campaign has a Toolkit for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Organizations, with ways to promote healthy eating and fitness, and respond to hunger. 

For more on Jews, Food and Contemporary Life visit Hazon's blog, The Jew & The Carrot.

URJ Food Talk
Subscribe to our listserv to share ideas & resources on ethical eating.

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