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Vegan winners for Rosh Hashanah entertaining – the JC

‘These vegetable dishes are not just kind to the planet, they’ll keep everyone at your Yom Tov table happy. ‘ – writes JC Food Editor Victoria Prever. Click here to read Victoria’s top picks for veggie dishes.

Green Drinks Sep 2019

50 attend launch of first ever Jewish ‘Green Drinks’, new eco networking event, at the JVS.

50 people gathered at the JVS last week for the launch of Jewish ‘Green Drinks’, a brand new networking event for people involved in the Jewish eco-sphere to meet, and find out what is going on in the community. JVS, together with Shema: The Jewish Environmental Network will host the event quarterly, bringing together individuals from across […]


Egg-Free Challah Program launched by Shamayim

Exciting news alert! Our friends at Shamayim: Jewish Animal Advocacy are launching a new program that will help your congregation be more eco-conscious and animal-friendly by instituting one simple change. To sign up for the Egg-Free Challah Program, email You’ll receive all of the guidance and support you need to launch this program at your […]


Happy New You! Wellbeing event 15/09 in London

We are delighted to be taking part in this wonderful event, dedicated to well-being, on 15th September in NW London, organised by Laniado Hospital UK. Find us in the exhibitor area, where you can get expert vegan dietary advice from Ines The Wild Chef, and learn about the work JVS does.

Roasted pepper fajitas make a fun, vegan meal. Photo: Dan Jones (from 15 minute vegan on a budget)

Are veggies the key 
to campus kashrut? JC 30 Aug 2019

Mazel tov if you’re off to university – if you’re fretting about keeping kosher away from home, read on… Keeping kashrut at university will mean investing in milky and meaty sets of pans, chopping boards and utensils plus paying premium prices for the kosher meat itself. To halve that initial outlay, you could eat vegan […]


Hear us on the Bagel Podcast!

Catch us on the The Bagel Podcast – A Jewish Magazine Podcast! Fast forward to 28 minutes and 10 seconds in to hear a Jewish response to the climate crisis with pragmatic solutions from our Director Lara Balsam, Andree Frieze from Eco Synagogue and Michael Lomotey from Extinction Rebellion Jews. We would love to hear your […]


Our top 10 tips for vegan students

With September just around the corner, it is time to share our top ten tips on vegan student living: 1. Get some practice in early – cooking in front of people you don’t know can be a bit daunting! Why not practice a few staple dishes, for example soup / lasagne / bolognese / stir […]


Nomads in a Field Jewish festival goes vegan

Annual Jewish summer festival Nomads in a Field returns to Kent next week, 23-26 August 2019, and this year it is vegan! Here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect: * Walking, singing, learning, meditation * Swimming (we have a pool) * Yoga/stretching * Songs & storytelling * Shabbat loveliness and ruach! * Dancing […]

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Plant-based diet can fight climate change – UN

‘Switching to a plant-based diet can help fight climate change, UN experts have said. A major report on land use and climate change says the West’s high consumption of meat and dairy produce is fuelling global warming.’ Click here to view the full story on the BBC. Click here to watch the BBC’s Newsnight coverage of […]


Why I’m vegan, by Mira Lubin

Mira Lubin is a 15-year old vegan, who is doing a work experience placement at JVS. We asked her to share her story of becoming a vegan: My name is Mira Lubin, I became pescatarian at the age of 13 because I didn’t like the fact that someone had to be slaughtered for my meal. […]

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