August

 

 

Friday, August 2 - Oak Park, IL

Vegan Shabbat Dinner and Jewish Veg Dvar Torah

  • Jewish Veg Executive Director Jeffrey Spitz Cohan will be delivering the Dvar Torah (sermon) at the Friday night Erev Shabbat service at Oak Park Temple.
  • A 100% vegan Shabbat dinner, featuring BBQ tofu, will start at 7:00 pm, with services to follow at 8:00 pm.
  • Oak Park Temple is located at 1235 N. Harlem, Oak Park, IL 60302
  • >The dinner is $18, while the Shabbat service is free. To register for the dinner, click here.

 

Sunday, August 4 - Buffalo, NY

Jewish Veg at WNY VegFest

  • Jewish Veg will be tabling at the WNY VegFest. Come browse through our books and merch, hear all about our programs and events, and learn what makes veganism an essential part of Jewish practice.
  • The festival will will be held at Buffalo Riverworks Arena from 11 am to 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
  • For more information, visit here.

 

Sunday, August 11 - Washington, DC

DC VegFest

  • Jewish Veg will be tabling at the DC VegFest. Stop by our table and check out our swag, infographics and books. Meet our staff and find out how you can get involved.
  • To learn more about the fest, click here.

 

Sunday, August 16 - Boston, MA

Jewish Veg at Boston GreenFest

  • Jewish Veg will be tabling at the Boston GreenFest. Come browse through our books and merch, hear all about our programs and events, and learn why veganism is a crucial component of protecting our environment.
  • The festival will will be held at the Rose Kennedy Greenway from 12 to 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
  • For more information, visit here.

 

Sunday, August 25 - Washington, DC

DC Chapter Meet & Greet

  • Jewish Veg invites you to join the first meet and greet of our new DC Chapter!
  • This is a great opportunity to meet like minded friends and get involved in our regional chapter.
  • By coming together, we can make important strides to ensure that plant-based living garners the attention it deserves in the DC region and throughout the Jewish community across the nation.
  • Delicious kosher vegan hors d’oeuvres will be served. Please RSVP here for the Meet & Greet
  • If you can't make it on August 25th, but would like more information or to be involved in the chapter, please email dc@jewishveg.org or let us know how you can help through this short survey.

 

September

 

Monday, September 2 - Webinar

"Applying Jewish Values to Save the World"

  • Jewish Veg President Emeritus Richard Schwartz will be the featured speaker on a Webinar hosted by Hazon.
  • Richard will be speaking about the Jewish imperative of addressing climate change and the importance of a global transition to plant-based diets.
  • The Webinar will start at 12 noon Eastern time.
  • To learn how to access the Webinar by computer or phone click here.

 

Friday, September 6 - San Francisco, CA

Vegan Shabbat Symposium

  • Jewish Veg is partnering with Alex Shandrovsky of L'Chaim Foods and Joan Laguatan on a special Shabbat dinner at Twitter Headquarters. 
  • Prominent figures in Israel's plant-based and lab-grown-meat sectors will be speaking.
  • Guests will enjoy a variety of vegan dishes, with wine to start and desserts to follow.
  • The event is being held at the conclusion of the Good Food Conference.
  • To learn more about the event and to get tickets, go to JewishVeg.org/Shabbat-Symposium.

 

Sunday, September 8 - Albany, NY

Jewish Veg at Albany VegFest

  • Jewish Veg will be tabling at the Albany VegFest. Come browse through our books and merch, hear all about our programs and events, and learn what makes veganism an essential part of Jewish practice.
  • The festival will will be held at the Albany Capital Center from 10 am to 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
  • For more information, visit here.

 

Sunday, September 15 - Los Angeles, CA

Rosh HaShana Potluck Brunch and Screening of "A Prayer for Compassion"

  • Join us for a vegan Rosh HaShana potluck brunch followed by a screening of the award-winning documentary "A Prayer for Compassion" with Q&A.
  • Bring your favorite holiday dish and and be sure to sample our vegan honey and apples along with a variety of delicious foods.
  • Then come view "A Prayer for Compassion" and bring your questions for the film's director, Thomas Wade Jackson, along with Rabbi Jonathan Klein.
  • The event will be held at Beth Chayim Chadashim at 6090 W Pico Blvd. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged to support the important work of this movement.
  • To learn more and register, click here.

 

Tuesday, September 17 - Washington, DC

The Food We Choose event with DC JCC

  • Jewish Veg is partnering with the DC JCC to connect the Jewish community to plant-based foods. 
  • Join us to learn about the environmental impacts of a plant-based diet and how we can decrease our environmental footprint.
  • Come hungry! The evening will showcase the diversity of DC’s vegan cuisine.
  • We will also watch a cooking demo and raffle off ten of The Jewish Food Hero Cookbook by Kenden Alfond!
  • To learn more about and register, click here

 

Wednesday, September 18 - Boynton Beach, FL

Screening of "A Prayer for Compassion"

  • Join Jewish Veg and L'Dor Va-Dor to experience the most moving documentary on the intersection of food, religion, and animals. 
  • A feature length documentary that inspires those who are on a religious or spiritual path to expand their circle of compassion to embrace all life, regardless of species, and make choices in alignment with this value.
  • Jewish Veg was involved in the making of the film, discussing the connection between veganism, the Bible, and Jewish values.
  • Following the film you will have the opportunity to participate in a discussion with Jewish Veg Executive Director Jeffrey Cohan, along with L'Dor Va-Dor's Rabbi Silver and EarthSave's Jeffrey Tucker.
  • Vegan refreshments will be served. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged to support the important work of this movement.
  • Please click here to register. 

 

Friday - Sunday, September 20-22 - Palm Harbor (Tampa region), FL

Jewish Veg Shabbat and Weekend at Temple Ahavat Shalom

  • Jewish Veg Executive Director Jeffrey Spitz Cohan will be giving presentations at various times at Temple Ahavat Shalom - accompanied by vegan food, each time.
  • On Friday night, Sept. 20, Jeffrey will be giving the Dvar Torah/Sermon at the 7:30 pm Shabbat service. There will be an Oneg Shabbat reception afterward with fresh fruit and vegan pastries.
  • Sunday morning, Sept. 22, Jeffrey will be speaking to the Temple youth group and parents. The event is open to the public. Details to be announced soon.
  • At 6:00 pm Sunday, Jeffrey will be the presenter at a vegan potluck. Each guest is asked to bring one plant-based dish to serve 6-8, preferably with no oil or sugar and minimal salt, if any. To RSVP for the potluck, email Paula Rosoff at prosoff3@gmail.com
  • Temple Ahavat Shalom is located at 1575 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor, FL 34683

 

Tuesday, September 24 - Pittsburgh, PA

Screening of "A Prayer for Compassion"

  • Jewish Veg, Humane Action Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Vegan Association are co-hosting a screening of "A Prayer for Compassion," the new documentary film about the intersection of religion, animals and veganism.
  • The film will begin at 6:45 pm at South Side Works Cinemas, 425 Cinema Dr., Pittsburgh, 15203.
  • Tickets must be purchased by September 16. To order tickets, click here.

 

Thursday, September 26 - Wilmington, DE

"Promoting Peace through Compassionate Living"

  • Jewish Veg Executive Director Jeffrey Spitz Cohan will join Victoria Moran of the Main Street Vegan Academy on a two-person panel to discuss why peace starts on our plates.
  • The event will start at 6:00 pm at the Siegel Jewish Community Center, 101 Garden of Eden Road, Wilmington, DE 19803
  • The event is free but attendees are asked to pre-register online here.

 

Saturday, September 28 - New Castle, DE

Screening of "A Prayer for Compassion"

  • Life is Delicious is hosting a free screening at a church in New Castle.
  • The event will start at 12 noon at Victory Christian Fellowship Church, 100 Wilton Boulevard, New Castle, DE 19720
  • Jewish Veg Executive Director Jeffrey Spitz Cohan and "Prayer for Compassion" Executive Producer Victora Moran will be there to answer audience questions.
  • The event is free. For more information, call 302-324-5400.

 

 

 

 

 

     

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