Looking Forward: Food Day
While Food Day is technically only one day a year (October 24), this High Holiday season lends a perfect opportunity to include lessons of food justice, worker justice, healthy eating and advocacy into your synagogue life!
What you can do every day:
- Start a dining club to support local eateries serving sustainable foods
- Host a Sacred Table party: discuss an essay from the Central Conference of American Rabbis’ book on ethical eating
- Check it out: visit a site on your food chain before the supermarket (seed supplier, cannery, trucking company)
- Put it in writing: write a food justice article for your synagogue newsletter
Visit the URJ’s Food Day website for ideas on how to infuse food justice into Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot!
- Webinar: Jewish Perspectives on Food Justice
- Read this Supplemental Jewish Text sheet for Food Day, by Rabbi Joel Simonds, University Synagogue, Los Angeles
- Learn more about Food Day and put your event on the map
Picture courtesy of FoodDay.org.