RUMSON – There is a growing interest in the integration of Jewish traditions and values with education about food and the environment.
Congregation B’nai Israel (CBI) in Rumson will host at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 6, Nigel Savage, one of the most important thinkers on Judaism and the environment who is the founder and executive director of Hazon, which has been recognized by the Sierra Club as one of the top 50 faith-based environmental organizations.
Savage will lead a discussion about the relationship between Jewish texts and practices and the food we eat. Following his presentation, the audience will be invited to participate in small group discussions, facilitated by Savage, about the topic of sustainability as it relates to Judaism. Free and open to the public, the program will be followed by a kosher, organic, farm-to-table brunch.
Hazon means vision and its mission is to create healthier and more sustainable Jewish communities in the Jewish world and beyond. Savage founded Hazon in 2000 and in 2008 was named a member of the “Forward 50,” the Forward’s list of the 50 most influential Jewish people in the United States. A dynamic and inspiring speaker, he has an M.A. in history from Georgetown University and studied at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, the Yakar Center for Tradition and Creativity and The Hebrew University.
“We are thrilled to welcome Nigel Savage to Monmouth County,” CBI Rabbi Jeff Sultar said. “This public lecture is part of an ongoing CBI series of adult and youth education programs related to the environment and the Jewish food movement.”
Admission to the lecture and brunch is free but a reservation is requested. Those who want to attend should RSVP to www.cbirumson.org or call Emilie Kovit-Meyer at 732-842-1800, ext. 203.
CBI is located at 171 Ridge Road.
For more information about Hazon, visit www.Hazon.org.
The lecture is supported by a grant from the Jewish Federation of Monmouth County. For more information about the Jewish Federation of Monmouth County, visit www.jewishmonmouth.org.