Food and Justice Fellowship

Food and Justice trips allow you to travel Israel with an eye towards organizations and individuals aiming to eradicate poverty, create sustainable agricultural systems, and increase access to healthy, affordable food. Advance your professional skills with hands-on workshops, gain insight into the unique issues faced by Israel due to religious, social and political complexity, and explore what ancient and modern Jewish thought teach us about the relationship between food, justice and social responsibility. Connect with Israel’s vibrant and diverse cultural community, including face-to-face encounters with individuals from across the religious, cultural, ethnic and political spectrum.

Highlights

  • Hands-on Jewish ecology workshop at Kibbutz Lotan’s Center for Creative Ecology
  • Join Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) in a program promoting  cooperative environmental development between Israeli, Jordanian and Palestinian environmentalists
  • Volunteer at Leket in a hands-on social action project based on ancient Jewish traditions  harvesting fresh produce for Israel’s needy
  • Experience the intimate connection between Jewish tradition and the Land of Israel during a tree planting ceremony at the Neot Kedumim Biblical Nature Reserve
  • Meet the founders of the Wadi Attir Bedouin Sustainability Center Project that developed a model for sustainable community-based organic farming in the desert
  • Discuss the complexities of Israel’s kashrut industry with MK Rabbi Dov Lipman and Rabbi Avraham Leibowitz
  • Meet with Talya Shneider, Israel’s permaculture guru, for a kabbalistic perspective on the environment
  • Guided tour through South Tel Aviv with social entrepreneurs who work foreign workers, asylum seekers and and refugees in the area
  • Learn how the idealistic pioneers of Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu’s Bio Bee are becoming world leaders in green organic farming
  • Study session with activists from Ma’aglei Tzedek working towards social responsibility “kashrut” certificates for restaurants

The InnovatioNation Difference

  • High level itineraries
  • Professional logistical services
  • Luxury accommodations
  • Tour educator from your field
  • Highest safety and security standards



Duration

3 weeks

Focus

Agricultural innovation, Policy, Judaism, Intentional communities, Sustainable economic development, Food systems, Health & Wellness

Ages

Young adults
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