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Celebration of Jewish Professionals with Hazon Founder Nigel Savage
Celebration of Jewish Professionals with Hazon Founder Nigel SavageWednesday, November 20, 2013 5:30 pm
In honor of Jewish professionals, Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership hosted an annual evening of fellowship, food, and inspired conversation.
Special presenter Nigel Savage talked about Creating a Healthier and More Sustainable Jewish Community: What Ten Years of the Jewish Food Movement Can Teach Us, reflecting on what lessons we as communal professionals might derive for the future of American Jewish life.
Nigel Savage is the founder and president of Hazon, an organization that works to renew Jewish life and create a healthier and more sustainable world for all. Hazon has been recognized in the Slingshot 50 every year since its inception and was named by the Sierra Club as one of the top 50 faith-based environmental organizations in the USA.
Best known as the home of the People of the Bike and the New Jewish Food Movement, Hazon today also includes the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Adamah Jewish farming program, and Teva Environmental Learning Alliance.
Mr. Savage studied at Georgetown University, Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, Yakar Center for Social Concern, and the Hebrew University. He claims to be the first English Jew to have cycled across South Dakota on a recumbent bike.