You are here

Boston Jewish Food Conference

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 12:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: 
Waltham, MA

 

The Boston Jewish Food Conference is an annual springtime event that brings together community members from all over New England to learn about Jewish agriculture, labor issues, health, food access, kashrut and local food history.

Save the date for the 6th on Sunday March 26th, 2017 at Gann Academy.

This annual springtime event fosters new dynamics and connections within the Jewish community by utilizing food and agriculture to discuss the intersections of justice, sustainability, and culture against a background of Jewish traditions and contemporary life. The conference location changes every year, as we’re building a wide constituent base in the community.

The day includes multiple workshops (in the kitchen and classroom), and culminates in a community Shuk (marketplace), featuring do-it-yourself activities, advocacy opportunities, tabling by community organizations, our silent auction, and features a kosher, vegetarian meal prepared by conference participants.

Organizers are looking for workshop presenters to provide insight into topics and trends in our local and regional food and Jewish communities, through practical tips, best practices and strategies at our annual conference.

This year the focus is Community Networks: From our prayer to our gardens, community is essential to our faith and our practice. We’ll explore the web of food sourcing, distribution, and consumption, as well as the role of culture, institutions and our homes. Where does our food come from? Who are the people in our networks? How can we align our Jewish values with our food values? 

We encourage you to approach any or all of these questions from a global to local perspective. If you would like to be part of this effort to educate and inform please submit your workshop proposal for consideration by December 21, 2017 at: http://bit.ly/BJFC17workshopproposals

Featured image courtesy of Shelburne Orchards.