A Conference on Liberty, Food and Justice for All


    A conference on food-related issues of all sorts will be held at Rodeph Shalom in October.

    Attention all Philadelphia-based foodies!

    You must save-the-date for the upcoming food festival, Liberty, Food & Justice for All, which will take place at Congregation Rodeph Shalom, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013. This event, presented by Hazon, will highlight the awesome food scene that's been erupting all over Philadelphia.

    The conference begins on a holistic note, with morning services and yoga. Immediately following the spiritual and physical workout,  participants will hear from state Sen. Daylin Leach (D), a Philadelphia native, for a keynote panel presentation on GMO foods and labeling in Pennsylvania.

    Afterwards, choose your own adventure. There will be discussions covering food justice, green living and Jewish food culture. For a more hands-on experience, you can choose from DIY workshops like pickle-making, beekeeping or sustainable cooking from your CSA.

    This is the first festival of this kind. Why Philadelphia?

    Hazon’s executive director, Nigel Savage, is enthused about the prospect of working in the Philadelphia area and foresees this festival as the beginning of a long term relationship: “We're incredibly excited about the launch of this first Jewish food festival in Philadelphia. It's a testament to the energy on the ground in the Philadelphia area from so many people who've been involved with Hazon, Jewish Farm School, and a range of local projects. We hope and intend that this will become a really significant event in the annual calendar of the Philadelphia Jewish community — inspiring people to create a more sustainable world for all.”

    You can register here for $36. Children are welcomed.

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