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Join Hazon in Chicago

Come celebrate, eat, learn, and enjoy food with the cyclists as we strive for a more sustainable Chicago.

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On June 10, 11 Jewish cyclists of all ages, background, and Jewish affiliations rode out of Seattle on their bikes for the Hazon Cross-USA Ride, a 10-week bike ride across America, ending in Washington, D.C.  Each rider is cycling to promote sustainable food systems across the country and raise money to support Hazon's efforts to create healthier and more sustainable communities in the Jewish world and beyond.  

Come celebrate, eat, learn, and enjoy food with the cyclists as we strive for a more sustainable Chicago!

Thursday July 26: Fermentation Frolic at Pushing the Envelope Farm (Geneva)
1-5 p.m.

Bring a potluck vegetarian lunch to share, and spend the afternoon making homemade cheese, artisanal bread, crunchy dill pickles, and a pitcher full of homebrewed beerall thanks to the wonders of fermentation.  We will also tour the small, family-run non-profit farm and will have a chance to meet the goats, Bagel and Miso. 

 Sunday July 29: Community Harvest at KAM Isaiah Israel Synagogue's Garden (Hyde Park)
7:30 a.m. with Bike Ride 9 a.m. without-12 p.m.

The day starts at 7:30 with an optional bike ride from the Chicago Getaway Hostel in Lakeview, led by Tal Rosen, ED of KAM Isaiah Israel.  Once we arrive at the synagogue, we will then have a chance to tour three gardens, harvest produce, and deliver it to a nearby soup kitchen in the Hazon Cross-USA Ride Van.  At 11:30, join us for classes with Nigel Savage, Hazon founder and ED, and Anna Levin Rosen, Education Director at UC Hillel.

Sunday July 29: FEASTING/FASTING: Tisha B'Av Learning with the Gan Project at the Bernard Horwich JCC (West Rodgers Park)
1-5 p.m.

There are millions of people who go hungry every day. Join us for an afternoon of interactive learning about hunger, community-based farming as a way to create food security, and Jewish traditions around food. Snacks will be served for those who wish to eat that day!

 For updates and further information, including exact locations and times please visit .

These events are part of the Hazon Cross-USA Ride, which will end in Washington DC in August.  Come cycle! Join the ride for a day, a week or more!  For any questions please contact Wendy Levine at or 212-908-2532 

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