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Seder 2019

Vegan Seder night @ JVS, 20th April

*Limited places. *This event will be under strict kosher supervision. Come and retell the Haggadah of our ancestors at a cosy, warm and friendly seder with a sumptuous creative menu designed by vegan chefs. Click here to book. 20th April, 6 – 10pm @ JVS There’ll be a home-grown created-by-the-community vibe and spaces for kids […]


Birthright Goes Vegan! Trip dates announced for UK Summer trip to Israel

We are beyond excited to announce the first vegan Birthright trip from Europe is happening this summer! Birthright Israel UK is running the ‘Birthright Goes Vegan’ trip from 29th July to 8th August, for ages 19 – 26. The best of birthright, plus some extra special treats. Did you know that Israel has more vegans per […]

‘Welcome to the cult’ … an Oatly marketing campaign. Photograph: Oatly

‘White gold: the unstoppable rise of alternative milks’ (Guardian)

How wellness upstarts spoiled milk’s healthy reputation – and built a billion-dollar industry from juicing oats and nuts. By Oliver Franklin-Wallis In the spring of 2018, New York was gripped by a sudden, very particular and, for some, calamitous food shortage. Gaps appeared on grocery shelves. Coffee shops put out signs, turning customers away. Twitter and […]

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Our response to ‘Goodbye kosher butchers if we all go vegan’

Kashrut? Vegan do it In her piece, Goodbye to kosher butchers if we all go vegan (25th January), Keren David worries that, without partaking in meat, dairy and egg products, Jews will lose some of their Jewish identity. However, being a Jewish vegan can greatly enhance your Jewish identity, rather than lead you to disconnect from […]


JVS board game nights to launch soon!

Calling all board game fans! Keep an eye out for a brand new feature in our calendar: Board Game nights at JVS, open to all ages, launching soon! These will be monthly, and in the autumn/winter we will serve up tasty soups with homemade bread, and warming hot chocolate… And in the warmer months we […]

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How vegan is the UK?

Revealed: The Vegan capital of the UK – Bath is the city with the most vegan-friendly restaurants and enthusiasts on social media New Vegan Index reveals the best UK city for vegans The study combines several factors, ranking each UK city by the number of vegan-friendly restaurants, social media mentions of veganism and Google searches for […]


5 free food apps helping you eat well this New Year

With a new year comes new resolutions, and for most of us, after overindulging during the holidays it means attempting new, healthier eating habits. However, as time has gone on we have become more and more skeptical of ‘diets’ and are keen to find new ways to eat well without restricting or jumping into something […]

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Introducing London’s First Vegan French Pâtisserie:

Dining out whilst going vegan for January 2019 is now made easy thanks to Café Forty-One’s exceptional new takeaway options and a Veganuary Culinary Experience with an overnight stay offer. Showcasing a sumptuous and comforting new Autumn/Winter menu, London’s first vegan French Pâtisserie, Café Forty-One, located at La Suite West Hotel, is defying stereotypes surrounding plant-based food during Veganuary. […]


New Children’s Book Ditches the Meat, in Story Hailed “Five Stars” by Critics

Vernon The Vegetarian Lion: New Children’s Book Ditches the Meat, in Story Hailed “Five Stars” by Critics John Hughson’s ‘Vernon The Vegetarian Lion’ is a cute, lovable story about a lion who – against all odds – decides he no longer wants to eat meat! Vernon invites young readers to join him as they explore […]


Help us choose our new name!

It has been a remarkable year for JVS, building the world’s first Jewish, vegan centre. Given that our name is The Jewish Vegetarian Society, we often get asked – ‘Why the move from vegetarianism to veganism?’ For us it is simple: Food production is a world away from what it was half a century ago when the JVS […]

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