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Sunday, December 11
 

10:00am

Welcome & Bagels with Hazon Philly Board Members

Hazon is an international organization working towards creating sustainable communities, specifically engaging  all Jewish communities in issues around the environment, food, social justice and Israel.

Hazon Philadelphia is our local  branch of the international organization and sponsor of the Philadelphia Food Festival and Ride the Pines bike ride. We partner with local synagogues, camps, and non-profits in the area of food justice issues as well as implementing the Hazon Seal of Sustainability in our local area.

http://hazon.org/philly

Speakers
avatar for Joy Finkel

Joy Finkel

Co-Chair, Hazon Philadelphia Board
Joy Dickstein Finkel is the Co-Chair of the Advisory Board for Philadelphia Hazon. She also served as Coordinator for the Min Ha'Aretz Hazon CSA at Congregation Beth El Yardley for the past five years.  She is an attorney in Bucks County. She is married to her husband Marc and has a son Benjamin and a daughter Molly and loves being a creative vegetarian cook.
avatar for Valerie Yasner

Valerie Yasner

Co-Chair, Hazon Philadelphia Board
Val’s involvement with Hazon began when she helped bring Hazon CSA to her Cherry Hill community. Over the years she has participated and taken leadership positions in the full range of Hazon activities including riding and crewing the Labor Ride and Retreat, cycling in the California Ride and the Israel Ride, and attending as a guest at Hazon Food Conferences across the country. As Co-Chair of Hazon Philadelphia and as a National Hazon... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Community Room

10:00am

Live Music with Coren Feldman
Coren Feldman, 23, is an Israeli musician and actor from Jerusalem who recently moved to the United States to pursue his dream of creating art for a living.

Speakers
avatar for Coren Feldman

Coren Feldman

Musician
Coren Feldman, 23, is an Israeli musician and actor from Jerusalem who recently moved to the United States to pursue his dream of creating art for a living.


Sunday December 11, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
1st Floor Foyer

10:45am

Preserving Produce By Drying: Old-World & New World Techniques
Nicole Sugerman will lead participants in learning how to preserve fruits and vegetables by drying. Drying fruits and veggies is an easy, time-honored, low maintenance way to preserve extra produce, and it won't take up space in your freezer or fridge!  Learn about solar dehydrating, oven drying, and string drying. Participants will be able to make and take their own string of veggies to dry at home.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Sugerman

Nicole Sugerman

Co-Manager, Guild House Farm
Nicole Sugerman has been an urban farmer and educator for 10 years.  She is particularly passionate about building the capacity of home and small-space gardeners and using food production as a mechanism for community self-determination.  She is a co-manager of Guild House Farm, a half-acre production garden and orchard serving a residential community of senior citizens.


Sunday December 11, 2016 10:45am - 11:30am
Seminar Room

10:45am

Food Rescue & Distribution: Minimizing Waste, Maximizing Resources
The opening panel discussion at the Hazon Food Festival will be a conversation between Cathy Snyder, Founder and ED of Rolling Harvest Food Rescue, Melanie Cataldi, Chief Operating Officer of Philabundance, and Rabbi Eli Freedman, Rodeph Shalom. Though on the surface, our panelists exist in different realms, their work meets at the intersection of sustainability, community, and the thoughtful use and distribution of healthy, life sustaining food. They'll engage with one another around issues of food waste, recovery, and distribution, hunger relief, and community health. Framing the conversation will be the Jewish principle of bal tashchit, which when taken in a modern context, strongly encourages a thoughtful and conscious approach towards minimizing waste. 

Moderators
avatar for Marisa McClellan

Marisa McClellan

Author, Food in Jars
Marisa McClellan is a cookbook author, food blogger, and canning teacher based in Center City Philadelphia. She is the author Food in Jars, Preserving by the Pint, and Naturally Sweet Food in Jars and has written for publications including Vegetarian Times, USA Today, Taproot, Culture, Grid Philly, Saveur, and Edible Philly. Marisa also co-hosts a podcast dedicated to living a food-focused life called Local Mouthful. Find more of her jams... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Cataldi

Melanie Cataldi

Chief Operating Officer, Philabundance
Melanie Cataldi has been with Philabundance since 2000, currently serving as Chief Operating Officer. Melanie oversees all Philabundance logistics and programs including warehousing and inventory control, transportation, repack, facilities, job training, meal production, and all community food programs - both direct and through our network of 400+ member agencies. Her subsequent positions at Philabundance have included Nutrition Services... Read More →
avatar for Rabbi Eli Freedman

Rabbi Eli Freedman

Rabbi, Congregation Rodeph Shalom
Eli Freedman was ordained at Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion in May 2010 after receiving his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University. Prior to joining the clergy team at Rodeph Shalom, Rabbi Freedman served as Rabbinic Intern at the NYU Hillel, spent three years of rabbinical school in London and ran the outreach and engagement program at Columbia/Barnard Hillel. Rabbi Freedman’s three major areas of work at... Read More →
avatar for Cathy Snyder

Cathy Snyder

Founder & Executive Director, Rolling Harvest Food Rescue
Following a Sales career in Broadcasting, Philadelphia native and food justice advocate Cathy Snyder spent 14 years living overseas and raising her family in Europe and Asia before returning home and beginning her social impact journey. While volunteering in New Hope, PA, she realized there was an untapped resource in the local agricultural community to help fill the nutrition gap faced by food pantries. Cathryn grew Rolling Harvest Food Rescue... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 10:45am - 11:30am
Sanctuary

11:00am

Community Market First Floor
Sunday December 11, 2016 11:00am - 3:30pm
1st Floor Foyer

11:00am

11:00am

Donation-Based Community Acupuncture
Barefoot Doctor treats patients in a calm and serene group treatment setting, with patients lying quietly in a shared healing space.  People are seen and treated for a wide variety of health concerns.  Our clinic is a member of POCA (People's Organization of Community Acupuncture) which is an international cooperative with over 200 clinics nationally working together to bring acupuncture care to as many people as possible.  Our clinic is a social, sustainable and affordable practice model that empowers people to be partners in their healthcare and respects individual diversity in race, religion, sexual orientation, and gender.

Check out this short video to learn a little more and get a sense of how Community Acupuncture ties into our theme of this year's festival! 

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Corbin

Jenny Corbin

Owner, Barefoot Acupuncture
After getting her Masters in Oriental Medicine from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in Albuquerque, NM in 2000, Jenny Corbin began working in Philadelphia in a physical therapy office and as a pharmacist for China Herb Company.  Corbin also worked in a non-profit clinic treating people living with HIV/AIDS and maintained a private practice primarily focuses on fertility and pregnancy.  Corbin following a passion to... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 11:00am - 3:30pm
Groom's Room

11:00am

Pop Up Book Shop
The Cook Book Stall has been in the Reading Terminal Market for over 30 yrs. We carry cookbooks from all around the world. Want to cook for your pet, learn the basics, or improve your skills? We have you covered! Our website is thecookbookstall.com and you can always email, thecookbookstall(at)gmail.com.

Speakers
avatar for Jill Ross

Jill Ross

Owner, The Cookbook Stall at Reading Terminal Market
The Cook Book Stall has been in the Reading Terminal Market for over 30 yrs. We carry cookbooks from all around the world. Want to cook for your pet, learn the basics, or improve your skills? We have you covered! Our website is thecookbookstall.com and you can always email, thecookbookstall(at)gmail.com.


Sunday December 11, 2016 11:00am - 3:30pm
Teller Auditorium

11:15am

Live Music with Sweetbriar Rose
Speakers
avatar for Sweetbriar Rose

Sweetbriar Rose

Sweetbriar Rose is a band of rootsy, thorny, rose-hipped gypsies who you’re equally likely to glimpse running in full sun, barefoot on a field of bluegrass, brooding in three-part harmony over a murder ballad in a shady grove, or channeling the spirit of a 1940’s Balkan jazz joint. If you heard them through the wall, you might imagine a stray melody from the carnival caravan was whirling and beckoning just on the other side of the... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Teller Auditorium

11:30am

Author Signings: Tenaya Darlington
Speakers
avatar for Tenaya Darlington

Tenaya Darlington

Cookbook Author & Founder, Madame Fromage
Tenaya Darlington (a.k.a. Madame Fromage) has been blogging about cheese since 2009 (www.madamefromageblog.com). She is the author of Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese, written in collaboration with the cheesemongers at Di Bruno Bros. And she is co-author of a two new books, The New Cocktail Hour and TCM's Movie Night Menus. By day, she directs the Writing Studies M.A. program at Saint Joseph's University. 


Sunday December 11, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Teller Auditorium

11:45am

Jewish Texts on Ecology and Justice
Judaism, Ecology and Justice- We will take a small dip into the rich legacy of Jewish texts and tradition on our role as stewards of the well-being of our planet. This includes the principle of ba’al tashchit, of being in harmony with and not destroying our earth and the deep values that have guided the Jewish people for centuries in relationship to the sacredness of our world.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Shawn Zevit

Rabbi Shawn Zevit

Rabbi, Miskhan Shalom/POWER Philadelphia
Shawn Israel Zevit, (RRC/ALEPH) serves as rabbi at Mishkan Shalom, in Philadelphia, PA and is the co-chair of the Clergy Caucus of POWER Philadelphia. He is co-founder/director with Rabbi Marcia Prager of the Davennen Leader's Training Institute; and with Rabbi Nadya Gross is the Associate Director for the ALEPH Hashpa'ah (Spiritual Direction) program, He is a liturgical recording and performing artist founder of www.jewishmensretreat.org... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 11:45am - 12:15pm
Sanctuary

11:45am

Don't Throw That Out! Great Flavors from Kitchen Scraps & Trim
The USDA recommends that half your plate be vegetables and fruits. But, eating more fresh produce from your own garden, farmers’ markets, CSAs, supermarkets, and ethnic grocery stores inevitably means more trimmings, wilted leaves, bruised flesh, spots, and more in the trash. We will learn how to use vegetable trim to make delicious stock to use in soups and for cooking grains and legumes, preparing a deliciously hearty vegan Greek Lentil Soup based on the stock. Reducing waste not only helps our environment (and our budgets) but scraps and trim can be a fantastic source of deep flavor.

Speakers
avatar for Aliza Green

Aliza Green

Cookbook Author
Aliza Green is an acclaimed author and chef who brings her bold international flavors and sustainable, local, seasonal cooking to Baba Olga’s Kitchen at Material Culture in East Falls. Her many cookbooks include The Bean Bible, Starting with Ingredients, The Soupmaker’s Kitchen, Making Artisan Pasta, and The Magic of Spice Blends. Her Field Guides to Produce, Meat, Herbs & Spices, and Seafood are essential references... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 11:45am - 12:30pm
Community Room

11:45am

Jewish Yoga: Finding Peace through Gratitude (with Live Music)
Come and practice gentle yoga inspired by Jewish themes of awareness, gratitude and moving from darkness to light.  We will move our bodies in order to create internal space and free our minds and spirits.  In addition, we are blessed to have Ami Yares accompanying the class with live music.  No experience necessary! This practice can be done wearing street clothes and we will have yoga mats on hand to use.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Levin

Nicole Levin

LCSW CYT
Nicole Levin LCSW CYT is a psychotherapist and yoga teacher with a private practice in Philadelphia.  She sees people with a variety of issues such as anxiety and depression and teaches yoga at schools, non-profits, gyms, and yoga studios.  Currently, she is teaching yoga for the Rosh Chodesh group at Beth Am Israel.  She enjoys integrating mind-body techniques in her work and also practices what she teaches with her two boys.
avatar for Ami Yares

Ami Yares

Musician
Ami Yares is a songwriter, educator and community builder. He has an extensive background in peace building via music and modern inceptions of social-conscious folk music. Today, Ami channels his passion for the arts on stage as well as through public policy research. This spring, Ami will be finishing his masters in Social Policy at the University of Pennsylvania while continuing to help run the Philadelphia Shir Singing Circle, perform... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 11:45am - 12:30pm
Seminar Room

12:00pm

Guided Lunchtime Conversations
Come together in our Community Lunchroom with your lunch, either purchased at the Community Market or brought from home. Connect with others, in meeting new people and joining discussions related to the theme of Baal Tashchit.

Speakers
avatar for Robin Rifkin

Robin Rifkin

Robin Rifkin, Planning and Facilitation Consultant
Robin Rifkin is a nutritionist, food systems specialist and Certified Meetings Facilitator in the Philadelphia region. She has been involved with Hazon for 10 years and is a co-organizer of the Hazon CSA at Congregation Kol Ami in Elkins Park, PA.


Sunday December 11, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Gutman Room

12:15pm

Author Signings: Leah Koenig & Liz Alpern
Speakers
avatar for Liz Alpern

Liz Alpern

Co-Founder and Co-Author, The Gefilteria and The Gefilte Manifesto
Liz Alpern is the co-owner of The Gefilteria, a culinary venture that reimagines Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine, and co-author of The Gefilte Manifesto: New Recipes for Old World Jewish Foods (Flatiron 2016). Her career in food is driven by her passion for bringing people together. She works in Brooklyn and around the globe as a cook, recipe tester, educator and entrepreneur. Alpern holds an MBA from Baruch College and has been featured in... Read More →
avatar for Leah Koenig

Leah Koenig

Author, Modern Jewish Cooking and The Hadassah Everyday Cookbook
Leah Koenig is a food writer and cookbook author whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Saveur, Epicurious, Serious Eats, Tablet Magazine and The Jewish Daily Forward, among other publications. Leah's most recent cookbook, Modern Jewish Cooking: Recipes & Customs for Today’s Kitchen, was published by Chronicle Books in 2015. In addition to writing and developing recipes, Leah also leads cooking... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Teller Auditorium

12:30pm

Building Resilient Farm Systems
Two farmers perspective on the the opportunities and challenges farmers face.  A specific focus on breeding seeds and building more ecologically healthy farms.

Speakers
avatar for Adrian Galbraith-Paul

Adrian Galbraith-Paul

Manager, Heritage Farm
Adrian Galbraith-Paul manages Heritage Farm, a three acre intensive vegetable farm selling to Philadelphia restaurants and providing food for families in need.  Adrian is committed to building efficient and ecological farming systems that seek inspiration from nature and produce the best quality vegetables
avatar for Nate Kleinman

Nate Kleinman

Co-founder, Experimental Farm Network
Nate Kleinman is co-founder of the Experimental Farm Network, a collaborative plant breeding and research network. His focus is developing plants and sustainable growing systems for climate change mitigation. He celebrated his Bar Mitzvah at Rodeph Shalom in 1995. www.ExperimentalFarmNetwork.org | @ExperimentalFarmNetwork on Instagram | Experimental Farm Network on Facebook. |  


Sunday December 11, 2016 12:30pm - 1:10pm
Bride's Room

12:30pm

Israeli Dancing
Speakers
avatar for Don Schillinger

Don Schillinger

Owner, Rak Dan Entertainment
Don Schillinger is a Philadelphia area Israeli Dance instructor with more than 20 years of experience.  He teaches evening classes for adults, provides instruction to students at area Jewish Day schools and Hebrew schools, and entertains at summer camps.  Don also owns an entertainment company called RAK-DAN Entertainment that provides mobile DJ services playing American and Israeli music, motivational dancers, event lighting... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Teller Auditorium

12:45pm

Author Signings: Aliza Green & Marisa McClellan
Speakers
avatar for Aliza Green

Aliza Green

Cookbook Author
Aliza Green is an acclaimed author and chef who brings her bold international flavors and sustainable, local, seasonal cooking to Baba Olga’s Kitchen at Material Culture in East Falls. Her many cookbooks include The Bean Bible, Starting with Ingredients, The Soupmaker’s Kitchen, Making Artisan Pasta, and The Magic of Spice Blends. Her Field Guides to Produce, Meat, Herbs & Spices, and Seafood are essential references... Read More →
avatar for Marisa McClellan

Marisa McClellan

Author, Food in Jars
Marisa McClellan is a cookbook author, food blogger, and canning teacher based in Center City Philadelphia. She is the author Food in Jars, Preserving by the Pint, and Naturally Sweet Food in Jars and has written for publications including Vegetarian Times, USA Today, Taproot, Culture, Grid Philly, Saveur, and Edible Philly. Marisa also co-hosts a podcast dedicated to living a food-focused life called Local Mouthful. Find more of her jams... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Teller Auditorium

12:45pm

Mindfulness Meditation for the Jewish Soul
Come settle down, learn and experience the fusion of Jewish spirituality and mindfulness meditation as a way into the deeper part of yourself.  Reconnect with who you are and compassionately hold some acceptance and greater awareness of your deeper self.  Some basic meditation concepts/tools will be taught and you will be led in a guided meditation that incorporates age old Jewish wisdom for your personal growth and spiritual path.

Speakers
avatar for Tracey Frank Ellenbogen

Tracey Frank Ellenbogen

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Tracey Frank Ellenbogen is a  licensed clinical social worker with a private practice in Narberth and Center City Philadelphia. Tracey helps others to handle life’s struggles through a variety of mindfulness based modalities- psychotherapy, insight meditation instruction, compassion based meditation classes and groups, leading retreats, and providing mindfulness shabbat experiences at local Jewish day camps and residential camps... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Seminar Room

1:15pm

Reimagining Jewish Cuisine: Inviting Tradition and Innovation to the Table

Reimagining Jewish Cuisine: Inviting Tradition and Innovation to the Table
Food has played a central role in Jewish traditions since Abraham and Sarah welcomed and fed guests in their tent. As Jews moved throughout the world, our culinary traditions evolved and adapted to changing climates, cultures, and crops.  Join Jewish foodies and cookbook authors Liz Alpern (The Gefilte Manifesto) and Leah Koenig (Modern Jewish Cooking) for a discussion on how they draw from the traditions, adaptability, and resourcefulness of their ancestors to infuse new life into Jewish cuisine.  The session will be moderated by Jewish Farm School director and lover of food Nati Passow.


Moderators
avatar for Nati Passow

Nati Passow

Executive Director, Jewish Farm School
Nati Passow is the Executive Director of the Jewish Farm School.  He lives in West Philly with if partner Rachel, their two kids Zamir and Niso, and an ever-changing collection of friends and family.  He is working with neighbors to create an urban food forest, vegetable garden, and children's play space, and believes in the idea that waste equals food.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Alpern

Liz Alpern

Co-Founder and Co-Author, The Gefilteria and The Gefilte Manifesto
Liz Alpern is the co-owner of The Gefilteria, a culinary venture that reimagines Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine, and co-author of The Gefilte Manifesto: New Recipes for Old World Jewish Foods (Flatiron 2016). Her career in food is driven by her passion for bringing people together. She works in Brooklyn and around the globe as a cook, recipe tester, educator and entrepreneur. Alpern holds an MBA from Baruch College and has been featured in... Read More →
avatar for Leah Koenig

Leah Koenig

Author, Modern Jewish Cooking and The Hadassah Everyday Cookbook
Leah Koenig is a food writer and cookbook author whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Saveur, Epicurious, Serious Eats, Tablet Magazine and The Jewish Daily Forward, among other publications. Leah's most recent cookbook, Modern Jewish Cooking: Recipes & Customs for Today’s Kitchen, was published by Chronicle Books in 2015. In addition to writing and developing recipes, Leah also leads cooking... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Sanctuary

1:30pm

Improv and Storytelling

Be taken through the wonderful world of imagination, storytelling, funny characters and making things up on the fly. Performers will be using this incredible book list created specifically by the Free Library of Philadelphia for this year's Hazon Food Fest!

Book List: https://know.freelibrary.org/Community/lists/25172/ 


Speakers
avatar for Kristen Schier

Kristen Schier

Instructor, Improvisor, Artistic Director, Producer
Kristen Schier is a teacher at the University of the Arts as well as a performer, instructor and Improv Producer at the Philly Improv Theater. She is also the Artistic Director of The Philly N Crowd, which performs weekly improv shows at The Actor's Center. She has taught improv for Delaware Theater Company, Drexel University, and The Actor's Center. Kristen has a B.F.A. in Theater Arts from the University of the Arts and has been working in... Read More →
avatar for Betty Smithsonian

Betty Smithsonian

Improvisor, Musician, Comedian, Producer
Betty Smithsonian is a producer, musician, improviser, clown and comedian in Philadelphia. She has trained at Movement Theater Studio in NY, Pig Iron School in Philadelphia and is a company member at Philly Improv Theater and The N Crowd.


Sunday December 11, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Community Room

2:30pm

Author Signings: Leah Koenig & Liz Alpern
Speakers
avatar for Liz Alpern

Liz Alpern

Co-Founder and Co-Author, The Gefilteria and The Gefilte Manifesto
Liz Alpern is the co-owner of The Gefilteria, a culinary venture that reimagines Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine, and co-author of The Gefilte Manifesto: New Recipes for Old World Jewish Foods (Flatiron 2016). Her career in food is driven by her passion for bringing people together. She works in Brooklyn and around the globe as a cook, recipe tester, educator and entrepreneur. Alpern holds an MBA from Baruch College and has been featured in... Read More →
avatar for Leah Koenig

Leah Koenig

Author, Modern Jewish Cooking and The Hadassah Everyday Cookbook
Leah Koenig is a food writer and cookbook author whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Saveur, Epicurious, Serious Eats, Tablet Magazine and The Jewish Daily Forward, among other publications. Leah's most recent cookbook, Modern Jewish Cooking: Recipes & Customs for Today’s Kitchen, was published by Chronicle Books in 2015. In addition to writing and developing recipes, Leah also leads cooking... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Teller Auditorium

2:30pm

Compost Fabric Dying
Learn how to dye fabric with your food scraps!!! You'll learn about resist techniques and dip dyeing with botanicals from your very own kitchen including onion skins, cabbage, and turmeric. You will also learn about how dyes work and using mordents or binder and what effects they can have on your end result. You will leave with fabric for your use.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Carris

Emily Carris

Founder and Director, The Art Department
Photographer, Emily Carris has a BA in Education and Photography from Eugene Lang College in New York. She holds a Master's degree in photography from UCA in Kent, England. She has exhibited internationally and has worked as photography teacher and museum educator at the International Center of Photography in New York. Emily is the director of The Art Dept and lives in Philadelphia. | | | Instagram and twitter: @artdeptphilly | Facebook... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Art Room

2:30pm

Baal Tashchit & A Plant-Based Diet
There is a hidden source of food waste that largely goes unaddressed - in this workshop it will be brought to light. Join Jewish Veg Executive Director Jeffrey Cohan in becoming called to action to effectively address this issue.

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Cohan

Jeffrey Cohan

Executive Director, Jewish Veg
Jewish Veg is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging and helping Jews to embrace plant-based diets, in accordance with the highest ideals of our religion. The organization is supported by leading rabbis from across the Jewish spectrum. JewishVeg.org | Facebook.com/JewishVeg | Twitter: @JewishVeg | IG: @JewishVeg 


Sunday December 11, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Room 307

2:30pm

Maker Manifesto

Learn how to craft a purposeful food business through the stories of 3 purpose-driven small-business owners, including baker Tova du Plessis (Essen Bakery), urban cheesemaker Emiliano (Merion Park Cheese), and fermenter Mike Landers (Martha Bar).  


Moderators
avatar for Tenaya Darlington

Tenaya Darlington

Cookbook Author & Founder, Madame Fromage
Tenaya Darlington (a.k.a. Madame Fromage) has been blogging about cheese since 2009 (www.madamefromageblog.com). She is the author of Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese, written in collaboration with the cheesemongers at Di Bruno Bros. And she is co-author of a two new books, The New Cocktail Hour and TCM's Movie Night Menus. By day, she directs the Writing Studies M.A. program at Saint Joseph's University. 

Speakers
avatar for Mike Landers

Mike Landers

Mixologist and Fermentor, Martha Bar
Mike Landers is the head bartender at Martha, which was named best new bar in 2016 by Philly magazine. He runs the cocktail and pickle programs there.
avatar for Tova Du Plessis

Tova Du Plessis

Owner, Essen Bakery
After years of working at some of America's most iconic restaurants, Chef Tova du Plessis decided to go back to her roots when she opened her first bakery. She took inspiration from the fresh-baked bread and pastries she would make alongside her mother as a child. Her food reflects her heritage while being heavily influenced by her classical training.
avatar for Dr. Emiliano Tatar

Dr. Emiliano Tatar

Cheesemaker, Merion Park Cheese Co
Dr. Emiliano Tatar is a full time Pediatrician working in Roxborough who also owns a small-batch, handmade, artisanal cheese company in Merion Station, PA (Merion Park Cheese Co). He started cheesemaking as a hobby and eventually started making cheeses for sale in the Philly area. Dr. Tatar lives in Merion with his wife Lori, daughter Mia and son Seth.


Sunday December 11, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Room 401

2:30pm

Pickling to Prevent Food Waste
Join cookbook author Marisa McClellan for a primer on using the age-old art of quick pickling to prevent food waste and make meal-enhancing condiments. She'll demonstrate how to take excess produce and scraps that would otherwise be thrown out and transform them. Participants will go home with a handout to help them do the same in their own kitchens.

Speakers
avatar for Marisa McClellan

Marisa McClellan

Author, Food in Jars
Marisa McClellan is a cookbook author, food blogger, and canning teacher based in Center City Philadelphia. She is the author Food in Jars, Preserving by the Pint, and Naturally Sweet Food in Jars and has written for publications including Vegetarian Times, USA Today, Taproot, Culture, Grid Philly, Saveur, and Edible Philly. Marisa also co-hosts a podcast dedicated to living a food-focused life called Local Mouthful. Find more of her jams... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Community Room

2:30pm

A Discussion of Baal Tashchit & Modern Day Application
Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Ariella Rosen

Rabbi Ariella Rosen

Rabbi, Adath Israel
Rabbi Ariella Rosen was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in May of 2015. She simultaneously earned a MA in midrash, fueling her passion for creative exploration of text and tradition. During her year of rabbinic study in Israel, Rabbi Rosen expanded on her learning outside the classroom through the Shalom Hartman Institute, and as a mentor-coach for Ultimate Peace, building bridges between Jewish and Arab youth through the sport of... Read More →
avatar for Rabbi Avi Winokur

Rabbi Avi Winokur

Rabbi, Society Hill Synagogue
Rabbi Avi Winokur, the spiritual leader of Society Hill Synagogue came to Philadelphia in 2001 after nine years as the senior rabbi at West End Synagogue in Manhattan. Rabbi Winokur is a native of Los Angeles. Prior to entering the rabbinate Rabbi Winokur practiced law in San Francisco for eight years. The husband of Susan Berman and the father of Rafael Winokur, Rabbi Winokur received his B.A. from Brandeis University, his J.D. from... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Room 309

2:30pm

Live Music with After Glow

Hazzan Harold Messinger guitar/vocals, Olivia Friewald (guitar/vocals), James Pollard Jr. (bass/vocals)

Hazzan Harold is prayer leader at Congregation Beth Am Israel in Penn Valley. Olivia Friewald is a senior at Agnes Irwin School and a regular prayer leader and singer at BAI. James Pollard Jr is bass player at Zion Baptist Church in Ardmore, PA. Together they mix pop, prayer, soul,  a bit of country and spirit.

http://prayersoulsong.wordpress.com

Speakers
avatar for After Glow

After Glow

Hazzan Harold Messinger guitar/vocals, Olivia Friewald (guitar/vocals), James Pollard Jr. (bass/vocals) | | Hazzan Harold is prayer leader at Congregation Beth Am Israel in Penn Valley. Olivia Friewald is a senior at Agnes Irwin School and a regular prayer leader and singer at BAI. James Pollard Jr is bass player at Zion Baptist Church in Ardmore, PA. Together they mix pop, prayer, soul, a bit of country and spirit... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Teller Auditorium

2:30pm

Hazon Seal of Sustainability: Roadmap To Advance Sustainability-Related Education, Action, & Advocacy In The Jewish Community
Would you like your synagogue’s weekly kiddush to be healthier, more delicious, and less wasteful? Want to cut the energy costs of an aging building? Or advocate for clean energy in your community? Seeking to reignite students’ curiosity about Jewish tradition through hands-on learning in the outdoors? Many institutions want to engage in healthier, more humane, and more sustainable behaviors, but don’t know where to start. Others have already begun – be it starting a garden, composting food waste, or installing LED light bulbs – but don’t know how to keep up the momentum.  Learn tips and access tools from the Hazon Seal of Sustainability.

Speakers
avatar for Judith Belasco

Judith Belasco

Chief Program Officer, Hazon
Judith Belasco is Hazon's Chief Program Officer where she directs strategic planning, program design and implementation, and supervises all of Hazon's program and marketing and communications. She has a masters in nutrition and public health and lives in Hastings-on-Hudson with her husband and two children.


Sunday December 11, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Room 403

2:30pm

Reflections on Hunger in Philadelphia

There is an undeniable urgency to addressing hunger in the Philadelphia region. Food pantries and other anti-hunger non-profit organizations have been working hard to decrease barriers to vulnerable families to access food. As diet-related diseases increase in our communities, agencies are also working together to get healthier foods into food pantries. Come learn about the challenges and what you can do to help.


Moderators
avatar for Vania Freire

Vania Freire

Co-Chair, Food Funders
Vania has extensive experience in the public health and non-profit industries. Since 2015, she is a co-chair of the Food Funders and helps to organize educational sessions to more than 50 philanthropic agencies in Philadelphia and region. When working at the Health Promotion Council (HPC), an affiliate of the Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), she lead a team of professionals that provided nutrition education and food access programs... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tanya Thampi-Sen

Tanya Thampi-Sen

Community Nutrition Program Manager, Coalition Against Hunger
Tanya Thampi-Sen, MPH, RD has nearly 20 years of experience in the fields of health, hunger and nutrition.  Tanya has worked with the Coalition Against Hunger since 2000 and previously worked as an Outreach Coordinator for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program and as Education Coordinator for Reading Terminal Farmers Market Trust (now The Food Trust). As Nutrition Program Manager for the Coalition, Tanya teaches community members how... Read More →
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Steveanna Wynn

Executive Director, SHARE
Steveanna Wynn came to Philadelphia as the Executive Director of the SHARE Food Program, Inc. in 1989 after working with SHARE in Virginia for five years. In Philadelphia, Steveanna and her staff of 12 along with over 2,000 volunteers per month, are responsible for The SHARE Food Program which serves half of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Brooklyn,  the Bronx, Queens and the state of Delaware; the State Food... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Room 305

2:30pm

We All Deserve Good Food
Hear from leaders in food entrepreneurship and non-profit who are committed to creating a space for everyone at the table. Using innovative operating models that make sure food and knowledge stay in circulation and out of the waste stream, these leaders challenge long-held paradigms in the hospitality industry and prioritize people over profit. Have a chance to hear their stories, engage and ask questions about how it works and how to get involved.

Moderators
avatar for Jonathan Deutsch

Jonathan Deutsch

Professor, Drexel University’s Department of Culinary Arts & Food Science and Hospitality Management
Jonathan Deutsch, Ph.D., is Professor of Culinary Arts and Food Science at Drexel University. At Drexel, he oversees the Drexel Food Lab, a student-driven product development and food innovation lab focused on solving real world problems for industry and good food projects.  When not in the kitchen, he can be found behind his tuba.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Fitzgerald

Liz Fitzgerald

Director, Free Library of Philadelphia's Culinary Literacy Center
Liz Fitzgerald is the Director of the Free Library of Philadelphia's Culinary Literacy Center, the first of its kind in a library in the nation. Liz has been a librarian at the Free Library since 2008, working in the Catalog Department and as a Branch Manager and Children's Librarian in West Philadelphia before opening the Culinary Literacy Center in 2014. In 2016, Liz was recognized as a Mover & Shaker by Library Journal for her work with... Read More →
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Donnell Jones-Craven

General Manager, Eat Cafe
Meet Donnell Jones-Craven, the General Manager of EAT Café.  Donnell is a culinary and hospitality professional with over twenty-five years of experience in the food industry. He is interested in food culture and history, food insecurity, nutrition, clean eating, and sustainable agriculture. Above all, Donnell is passionate about food, the people it represents, and the fellowship it creates.
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Mason Wartman

Owner, Rosa’s Fresh Pizza
Philadelphia native, Mason Wartman returned to his hometown from working on Wall Street in 2013 to start Rosa’s Fresh Pizza, a pizza shop modeled after the $1 slice joints he admired in NYC. Several months into operation, a customer asked to pre-purchase a slice of pizza for one of the many homeless people that Rosa’s served. Mason liked the idea and made the pay-it-forward program a prominent part of his business model. Since that... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Room 404

3:30pm

Garden With Kitchen Scraps!

Don't throw your food way - grow more with it! Join Cloud 9 to learn how to start a garden with a variety of the scraps from produce we don't eat.

cloud9rooftopfarm.org

Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cloud9rooftopfarm
Instagram: @cloud9farm
Twitter: @Cloud9RoofFarm


Speakers
avatar for Rania Campbell-Bussiere

Rania Campbell-Bussiere

Founder and Executive Director, Cloud 9
Rania Campbell-Bussiere is the Founder and Executive Director of Cloud 9 Rooftop Farm. Cloud 9 fosters community and environmental stewardship through rooftop farming, training, and community programming. Cloud 9 works with buildings and community groups to grow food and community on Philadelphia's rooftops.


Sunday December 11, 2016 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Art Room

3:30pm

Worm Farming: Turning Garbage to Gold for your Garden
Speakers
avatar for Sally McCabe

Sally McCabe

Project Manager, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Sally has been helping community gardens get started for almost 40 years, first with the Penn State Urban Gardening Program, then with PHS’s Philadelphia Green program. For 23 years she coordinated Seedy Acres, a community garden which now is permanently preserved. She started the Garden Tenders program in 1995, which has since graduated 43 classes of community gardeners. She also manages the Green City Teachers program which since... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Room 309

3:30pm

Butternut Squash Mac n’ Cheese with Miss Rachel
We'll make a creamy (dairy-free!) butternut squash macaroni - perfect for holidays or just chilly winter nights. If time permits, could do shiitake bacon topping as well.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Klein

Rachel Klein

Owner, Miss Rachel's Pantry
Rachel Klein is the chef/owner of Miss Rachel's Pantry, a catering company and sweet little storefront/kitchen in South Philadelphia where she hosts public and private dinner parties and teaches cooking classes. | missrachelspantry.com We're social: | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram 


Sunday December 11, 2016 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Community Room

3:30pm

Natural Skin Care: Using Food to Create Body Care Products
Workshop attendees will learn about the benefits of utilizing natural food ingredients as “skin food.” Participants will explore making natural body care products using organic food products found in their kitchens. Participants will learn about non-food skills in the kitchen that take advantage of cooking tools through mixing, measuring, and dialogue. This hands-on workshop will give participants an opportunity to experiment with making salt scrubs and soaks.

Speakers
avatar for Tracey Coretta

Tracey Coretta

Wellness Consultant, Yoga teacher & Writer
Tracey Coretta Ferdinand holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Ursinus College and a master’s degree in Africana Women’s Studies from Clark Atlanta University. She is also a certified 200 hour vinyasa yoga teacher with a passion for wellness. Her natural skin care line Tracey Coretta Organics is small batch, handmade, and uses all natural ingredients to promote healthy self care routines. | Traceycoretta.com | IG... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Room 311

3:30pm

Resourcefulness of Creating and Using Condiments
How do small food businesses balance profitability and sustainability? How are women food entrepreneurs meeting the unique challenges faced by small food businesses? Join the ladies behind Soom Tahini and Spruce Hill Preserves in a discussion on small business, sustainability, and feminine power with local food advocate Alex Jones.

Speakers
avatar for Molly Haendler

Molly Haendler

Owner, Spruce Hill Preserves
Spruce Hill Preserves is a small-batch, locally-sourced fruit spread company based in the heart of West Philadelphia. Our mission is to use traditional, time-honored methods to transform locally-sourced produce into imaginative, innovative, and versatile spreads. Our products are one-of-a-kind because each is made with love, our not-so-secret ingredient.
avatar for Alex Jones

Alex Jones

Operations Manager, Collective Creamery
Alex Jones is an independent consultant and food writer working to support small farm- and food-based businesses in the Philadelphia region. Along with Birchrun Hills Farm and Valley Milkhouse, she is one-third of Collective Creamery, a woman-powered artisan cheese subscription serving Philadelphia, Berks, and Chester counties and the Lehigh Valley.
avatar for Amy & Shelby Zitelman

Amy & Shelby Zitelman

Co-founders, Soom Foods
Shelby and Amy Zitelman are sisters and co-founders of Soom Foods, the leading purveyor of premium tahini in the US. The Soom crew has helped make tahini a must-have ingredient amongst at-home and professional chefs across the country.


Sunday December 11, 2016 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Room 305

3:30pm

Breathing New Life into Ashkenazi Jewish Cuisine
In their book, The Gefilte Manifesto: New Recipes for Old World Jewish Foods, Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz reclaim time-honored techniques and ingredients to produce dishes that will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about Jewish food. The two look back to eastern Europe and to the Lower East Side to glean kitchen wisdom from the older generations. Sharing stories of resourcefulness, history, and flavor behind some of their recipes, Liz will paint a picture of the past, present and future of Ashkenazi Jewish Cuisine.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Alpern

Liz Alpern

Co-Founder and Co-Author, The Gefilteria and The Gefilte Manifesto
Liz Alpern is the co-owner of The Gefilteria, a culinary venture that reimagines Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine, and co-author of The Gefilte Manifesto: New Recipes for Old World Jewish Foods (Flatiron 2016). Her career in food is driven by her passion for bringing people together. She works in Brooklyn and around the globe as a cook, recipe tester, educator and entrepreneur. Alpern holds an MBA from Baruch College and has been featured in... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Room 404

3:30pm

#TurnTheTables: Food Gentrification and Culinary Appropriation
Have you ever discovered a new food, restaurant, or cuisine?  Think again.  Some of our attitudes and behaviors can be harmful and render the culture and history other people as disposable.  Food gentrification and culinary appropriation are just two of the 'sins' that we commit when cooking, eating, and talking about foods from other cultures.  Through text and discussion, we will identify these behaviors in ourselves and in our culture and work on dismantling them.

Speakers
avatar for Sam Sittenfield

Sam Sittenfield

Program Associate, Repair the World
Sam Sittenfield is a Program Associate at Repair the World's National Office.  He works on national campaigns, training, and education.  Previously, he spent two years with Repair as a Food Justice Fellow in Pittsburgh and Brooklyn.  He is a self-described mad-scientist in the kitchen tinkering and mastering his sourdough bread recipe. Twitter: @ssittenfield | sam.sittenfield@werepair.org | werepair.org



Sunday December 11, 2016 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Room 403

3:30pm

Faith + Food: Investigating the role of faith-based communities within our regional food system
This panel will examine different food-based initiatives currently undertaken by faith-based communities through both a religious and civic perspective.

Moderators
avatar for Megan Bucknum

Megan Bucknum

Adjunct Professor, Geography and Environment Department at Rowan University
Megan Bucknum is a part time faculty member in the Geography and Environment Department at Rowan University, where she teaches classes about urban, environmental and food systems planning.  She also works as a food system specialist for New Venture Advisors, a business consulting firm specializing in local food systems planning and sustainable food business development.

Speakers
avatar for Nic Esposito

Nic Esposito

Managing Director's Office, City of Philadelphia
Nic Esposito is a writer, urban farmer and proud public servant from Philadelphia. He is the founder of the non-profit independent publishing house and writer's workshop, The Head & The Hand. He is the co-manager with his wife Elisa of Emerald Street Community Farm. And he is the President of the East Kensington Neighbors Association. As for his "day job" Nic has the privilege of serving in the Managing Director's Office in the City of... Read More →
avatar for Rev. Sammie Evans

Rev. Sammie Evans

Pastor, Broad Street Ministry
Rev. Sammie Evans serves as a pastor at Broad Street Ministry. She was born and raised in a very rural town in northwestern Pennsylvania and has now called Philadelphia home for the past two years. She is passionate about growing food and building community, which she does in her work and her spare time. | About Broad Street Ministry Broad Street Ministry is a broad-minded faith community committed to extending radical hospitality and... Read More →
avatar for Rabbi Larry Sernovitz

Rabbi Larry Sernovitz

Rabbi, Temple Emanuel
Rabbi Larry Sernovitz serves the Temple Emanuel community in Cherry Hill, NJ. He has been focused on areas in his rabbinate that include education, interfaith matters, prayer and is a member of the Rabbinic Leadership Council of ARZA (Association of Reform Zionists of America). He is involved with Faith in New Jersey, an affiliate of the National PICO Network and is a Chaplain for the Cherry Hill Police Department. www.templeemanuel.org


Sunday December 11, 2016 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Room 307

3:30pm

The Food Trust: A Comprehensive Approach to Food Justice and Equity

More than one-third of adults in the U.S. are obese, and there is major disparity amongst different ethnic and socioeconomic groups with regard to obesity and diet-related disease. As we work to better understand root causes and which solutions work (or work for some) and why, this session will explore how historically and structurally racist policies like redlining and emotional, social, cultural, economic and environmental barriers have contributed to the disparity in food access and health. We will also explore how, through a collaborative and comprehensive approach, we are seeing signs of progress in reversing obesity here in Philadelphia, and we will discuss the intersection of and opportunities to address healthy food access, hunger and food waste.

http://thefoodtrust.org/ 
Healthy Food Access Portal: http://healthyfoodaccess.org/

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Muse

Jordan Muse

External Affairs Associate, The Food Trust
Jordan helps coordinate partnership opportunities within and external to The Food Trust. The majority of her projects are focused on food and health equity and other issues related to the social determinants of health. Before coming to The Food Trust, Jordan received her masters of public health from the University of South Carolina and completed a year of service with PHENND as an AmeriCorps VISTA. She enjoys recreational activities of all... Read More →
avatar for Dwayne Wharton

Dwayne Wharton

Director of External Affairs and Human Resources, The Food Trust
Dwayne works on local and national advocacy efforts and in addition, leads The Food Trust's Human Resources department. Dwayne has his masters degree in education. He serves on the boards of the Seybert and Kynett Foundations, Bridging the Gaps Community Health Internship Program, and Bryn Mawr College’s Non-Profit Executive Leadership Institute. Fun fact: Dwayne can often be found DJing at Night Market Philadelphia!


Sunday December 11, 2016 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Room 401

4:30pm

Live Music with Ami Yares
Speakers
avatar for Ami Yares

Ami Yares

Musician
Ami Yares is a songwriter, educator and community builder. He has an extensive background in peace building via music and modern inceptions of social-conscious folk music. Today, Ami channels his passion for the arts on stage as well as through public policy research. This spring, Ami will be finishing his masters in Social Policy at the University of Pennsylvania while continuing to help run the Philadelphia Shir Singing Circle, perform... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Teller Auditorium

4:30pm

Adopting a Holistic Mindset for Your Health
When we're healthy, we're nourished -- but where do you get your nourishment? There are many components to a healthy lifestyle, and it goes beyond spinach. In this panel discussion, we'll hear from several health professionals about what it means to be holistically healthy, how food can be a powerful medicine, new ideas for incorporating wellness into your life, and lots more.

Moderators
avatar for Arielle Tannenbaum

Arielle Tannenbaum

Arielle Tannenbaum is a community builder, event planner, holistic health coach, home cook, avid yogi, and a lover of mindfulness. A few years ago, she discovered that food and health directly impact happiness, fell in love with vegetables, and hasn't looked back since. She loves to help people eat more real food, experiment with cooking and develop healthy habits. Arielle lives in Queen Village, though works remotely for a unique company... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Rachel Bright

Dr. Rachel Bright

Owner, Get Bright Health Holistic Concierge Medicine
Dr. Rachel Bright holds a B.S. in Exercise Science from Fairmont State University and a Doctorate of Naturopathy from the United States School of Naturopathy and Allied Sciences. She has also been awarded an additional credential as a Holistic Nutrition Practitioner.  Dr. Bright’s wellness philosophy is to educate individuals regarding their body’s physiology, using current functional medicine testing measures and empowers them... Read More →
avatar for Jessica DeLuise

Jessica DeLuise

Founder, Eat Your Way to Wellness
Jessica DeLuise, MHS, PA-C is a physician assistant who has been practicing medicine for 7 years.  After struggling with dietary restrictions, gastric ulcers, and PCOS, Jessica founded Eat Your Way to Wellness as a way to support, educate, and nourish minds and bodies of others.  The team of Eat Your Way to Wellness releases weekly tip videos, provides private consultations, hosts cooking parties, and lead a 30 day clean eating... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Kriger

Rachel Kriger

Acupuncturist, Points of Return Pediatric & Family Acupuncture
Rachel Kriger, M.Ac.,Dipl. Ac. is a Licensed Pediatric and Family Acupuncturist practicing in Chestnut Hill, PA. Her goal is to help kids (and their grown ups) thrive holistically. More information at www.PointsOfReturnAcupuncture.com.  Rachel can also be reached by calling (215) 495-3229 or emailing thatsthepoint(at)gmail.com Facebook here!


Sunday December 11, 2016 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Chapel

4:30pm

Aquafaba: Whipping Up a Vegan Miracle Ingredient
In this workshop, Zahav's Pastry Chef Camille Cogswell will show you how to use Aquafaba, the cooking liquid from beans and other legumes, that has been overlooked and discarded for years. Recently discovered to be a stellar substitute for egg whites, aquafaba has been proven to have similar foaming, thickening and binding qualities. This healthy, natural substitute became one of the hottest new ingredients of the year, and can be whipped up to make all kinds of vegan treats like meringues, sponge cakes, macarons, marshmallow fluff and more. Learn how to make some of these delicious vegan desserts with Camille and taste the miracle yourself.

Speakers
avatar for Camille Cogswell

Camille Cogswell

Pastry Chef, Zahav
Camille Cogswell is the pastry chef at Zahav, Philadelphia’s renowned modern Israeli restaurant from James Beard Award winning chef and co-owner – Michael Solomonov – and James Beard Award winning restauranteur and co-owner, Steven Cook of CookNSolo Restaurants. Born in Asheville, North Carolina, Camille's interest in cooking first peaked in high school when a love of both chemistry and culinary arts classes led her to discover... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Community Room

4:30pm

Hazon Philadelphia - Get Involved!
We hope that you are feeling inspired. During this closing session, come share what you have enjoyed and help to vision what is possible going forward.

About Hazon & Hazon Philly
Hazon is an international organization  working towards creating sustainable communities, specifically engaging  all Jewish communities in issues around the environment, food and social justice and Israel.

Philadelphia Hazon is our local  branch of the international organization and the sponsor of the Philadelphia Food Festival and Ride the Pines, We partner with local synagogues/camps and non-profits in the area of food justice issues as well as implementing the Hazon Seal of Sustainability in our local area.


Speakers
avatar for Judith Belasco

Judith Belasco

Chief Program Officer, Hazon
Judith Belasco is Hazon's Chief Program Officer where she directs strategic planning, program design and implementation, and supervises all of Hazon's program and marketing and communications. She has a masters in nutrition and public health and lives in Hastings-on-Hudson with her husband and two children.
avatar for Joy Finkel

Joy Finkel

Co-Chair, Hazon Philadelphia Board
Joy Dickstein Finkel is the Co-Chair of the Advisory Board for Philadelphia Hazon. She also served as Coordinator for the Min Ha'Aretz Hazon CSA at Congregation Beth El Yardley for the past five years.  She is an attorney in Bucks County. She is married to her husband Marc and has a son Benjamin and a daughter Molly and loves being a creative vegetarian cook.
avatar for Abby Lowe

Abby Lowe

Abby Lowe is a native of Delaware County finishing up her senior year at Temple University. She is majoring in Community Development and getting her Master's in City and Regional Planning. She lives in South Philly and loves Essen Bakery's babka very, very much. 
avatar for Valerie Yasner

Valerie Yasner

Co-Chair, Hazon Philadelphia Board
Val’s involvement with Hazon began when she helped bring Hazon CSA to her Cherry Hill community. Over the years she has participated and taken leadership positions in the full range of Hazon activities including riding and crewing the Labor Ride and Retreat, cycling in the California Ride and the Israel Ride, and attending as a guest at Hazon Food Conferences across the country. As Co-Chair of Hazon Philadelphia and as a National Hazon... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Gutman Room

4:30pm

Is Dumpster Diving The New Gleaning?
It is estimated that in the US roughly half of the food that is produced is thrown out.  Meanwhile, millions of people live in food insecurity, and in Philadelphia, the numbers are worse than the national averages. Jewish agricultural traditions include systems for redistributing surplus to those who need. Come learn about efforts in Philadelphia to divert food from the waste stream onto people's plates, and explore how these reflect some of the Jewish agricultural values.

Speakers
avatar for Nati Passow

Nati Passow

Executive Director, Jewish Farm School
Nati Passow is the Executive Director of the Jewish Farm School.  He lives in West Philly with if partner Rachel, their two kids Zamir and Niso, and an ever-changing collection of friends and family.  He is working with neighbors to create an urban food forest, vegetable garden, and children's play space, and believes in the idea that waste equals food.


Sunday December 11, 2016 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Seminar Room

4:30pm

When one can drink beer but drinks wine, she violates bal tashchit (thou shall not destroy). - Shabbat 140b
In this session we will learn how to brew beer! In addition we will study Jewish texts around beer brewing, specifically focusing on the Jewish concept of bal tashchit - not wasting and how that relates to beer brewing and consumption.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Eli Freedman

Rabbi Eli Freedman

Rabbi, Congregation Rodeph Shalom
Eli Freedman was ordained at Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion in May 2010 after receiving his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University. Prior to joining the clergy team at Rodeph Shalom, Rabbi Freedman served as Rabbinic Intern at the NYU Hillel, spent three years of rabbinical school in London and ran the outreach and engagement program at Columbia/Barnard Hillel. Rabbi Freedman’s three major areas of work at... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Kitchen

5:15pm

Klezmer Dance Party
Join us in celebration of a wonderful day as we dance to the fantastic music of the West Philly Orchestra!

Complimentary beer, cider, and snacks will be served as a part of our dance party!!

 

Speakers
avatar for Members of The West Philly Orchestra

Members of The West Philly Orchestra

West Philadelphia Orchestra
West Philadelphia Orchestra has been igniting parties with their hybrid sound that includes klezmer, Balkan and jazz since 2006.  The full band brings together brass traditions from Serbia, Macedonia and Bulgaria with those of jazz and klezmer.  When playing straight up klezmer, clarinetist Larry Goldfinger leads WPO through a repertoire that includes Philadelphia klezmer favorites and melodies from the Old World... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Teller Auditorium