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  • Israel invites you to pedal with purpose, hike for hope

    4 days ago

    Three years ago, Betsy Diamant-Cohen had a double knee replacement. Once healed, the Baltimore resident got on a bicycle and slowly built up her strength to the point that she recently flew to Israel to participate in a cycling fundraiser for the Arava Institute and Hazon Israel...

  • Behind social entrepreneurship, a surprising force

    November 21, 2014 | 12:48 pm

    Five years ago, when I began to work for Lippman Kanfer Family Foundation, I met with a colleague who worked with early-stage nonprofit organizations that are creating new ways of involving people in Jewish community life.

    How wonderful, I gushed, that there are all these people...

  • The Eco-Jewish Moments of Pete Seeger: Our Loving Admiration

    By Rabbi Arthur Waskow

    January 30, 2014 | 5:21 am

    In 1998, The Shalom Center and the Elat Chayyim spiritual retreat center co-sponsored a “liturgical/spiritual protest” against the poisoning of the Hudson River by the PCBs that the General Electric Corporation had poured into it.

    The protest was held at Beacon NY on the banks...

  • Hazon and Isabella Freedman center merging

    December 3, 2012 | 11:24 am

    The Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center and Hazon are merging.

    The New York-based nonprofits made the announcement Monday after discussing the merger since the beginning of the year. The new company will be called Hazon.

    David Weisberg, the executive director of Isabella...

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  • Riding across the U.S., Hazon bikers are spokespeople for food justice

    June 26, 2012 | 10:23 am

    Eleven Jews are pedaling—and peddling—their message across the country.

    Joined by more than three dozen other bicyclists at segments along the way, participants in the Hazon Cross-USA Ride, a 10-week journey across America, are on a multifold mission.

    They are bringing attention to...

  • Virtual, viral fundraising brings real donations

    By Andrew Keshner

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Hoping to raise money for a three-day bike ride over Labor Day to benefit the Jewish environmental organization Hazon, Ariela Pelaia turned to her blog.

    Pelaia, 26, thought she could find donors by raffling off books on her personal Web site, www.bakingandbooks.com, which draws up to...

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