Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics

Living Edition
| Editors: David M. Kaplan


  • Todd Jared LeVasseur
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6167-4_142-1


Hazon, the Hebrew word for “vision,” is North America’s leading Jewish food group. The vision of Hazon is to create healthy and sustainable Jewish communities. Hazon is trans-Jewish, so that members of the organization cover the entirety of modern Judaism: Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Renewal, Reconstruction, Jews who identify as agnostic or atheist, and/or those who are culturally Jewish. Hazon is also open to non-Jews, although most members tend to identify with some form of Judaism.

Nigel Savage began Hazon in 1999 (year 5759 in the Jewish calendar). Savage is a British Jew who studied in the United Kingdom, Israel, and the USA and who relocated to New York. His original vision was to create an inclusive Jewish movement capable of responding to the emerging demands of living in an industrial society that he believed to be harmful to physical bodies, spiritual well-being, and the environment. In 2000 Savage organized a Cross-USA Jewish Environmental Bike Ride, which became...


Sustainable Agriculture Jewish Community Urban Agriculture Sustainable Food Bike Ride 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Religion and Environmental Studies ProgramCollege of CharlestonCharlestonUSA