5 synagogues in the US to go vegan


Five U.S. synagogues will receive incentive and educational support” from The Synagogue Vegan Challenge, created in partnership with VegFund, the Shamayim V’Aretz Institute announced in a press release today. 

The five finalists are New York City’s Romemu (Rabbi David Ingber); Denver’s Congregation Rodef Shalom (Rabbi Rachel Kobrin); OHEL (Rabbi David Paskin) in Boca Raton, Florida; Agudath Jacob (Rabbi Ari Hart) in Skokie, Illinois; and Ohef Sholom Temple (Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg) in Norfolk, VirginiaAgudath Jacob is an Orthodox synagogue while the others are conservative, reform, or non-denominational. 

“This is about saving lives,” Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz, Founder & CEO of The Shamayim V’Aretz Institute, said in a statement.

The yearlong challenge will see the synagogues serve plant-based meals and offer educational platforms to congregants. Each selected synagogue receives $5,000 in funding to help with the programming.

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