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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. […]


Plant up your life! Special event @ JVS 21/07

Booking essential. No admittance without a ticket. Book your free ticket here. This bonanza is four events in one! Come to some of it or all of it! This event is open to all, and is family- friendly. This is also a dog-friendly event. 1. Join us for community gardening from 11.30am. Please come in […]

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Celebrate Green Shabbat this weekend – and save the planet

Ahead of the first ever Green Shabbat, community leaders reflect on what the environment means to them. *Including a piece from our patron Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg. *Jewish Chronicle feature, July 5th 2019, written by Ben Welch: Congregations across the UK will take part this weekend in the first ever Green Shabbat, which coincides with London […]

Welcoming our newest trustee

We are delighted to welcome aboard, and introduce you to our newest trustee, Rosanna Rafel. Rosanna has been a vegan for over a year, and a vegetarian intermittently for over two decades. She adopted the vegan lifestyle due to her love of all animals, and after recognising the gross abuses taking place on a global […]


Your one-stop shop for the perfect vegan picnic

After months of drizzle, the warm weather is finally creeping in and National Picnic Week (21 – 30 June) couldn’t come sooner. The humble picnic is a staple part of the summer for most Brits, and can be one of the most enjoyable ways to while away the hours soaking up the sun – or […]


Watch ‘Eating Animals’, co-produced by Natalie Portman – London 11-13th June

Based on Jonathan Safran Foer’s critically acclaimed book of the same name and produced and narrated by Natalie Portman, Eating Animals is a fascinating – and at times disturbing – investigation into the industrial system known as factory farming in the US, the source of nearly all of the meat, eggs and dairy consumed by Americans. As […]


What if eating meat is not only wrong – but obsolete? The Guardian

In the same way we’re now horrified people used to smoke in offices, we’ll soon find it almost unthinkable that people used to consume so much meat. Arwa Mahdawi in the Guardian: Meat is dead. Carnivores are going the way of cigarette smokers and, by 2050, there’s a good chance that it will be socially […]

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Grand launch of world’s 1st Jewish vegan centre 2nd June 2019

Booking has now closed. If you do not have a ticket, we cannot guarantee you entry or lunch. If we are full and you do not have a ticket, you may be turned away. — On Sunday 2nd June we will be hosting the launch of our newly renovated space, the world’s first Jewish, vegan […]


Community gardening & potluck lunch 12th May @ JVS

Our beautiful garden needs a bit of TLC after the winter – from weeding, to raking, sweeping, tidying and planting. We are looking for people who are happy to get stuck in for a few hours. Come along anytime from 1pm. The event will run until 4pm. Please come in appropriate clothing, closed and sturdy […]

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Jewish Chronicle: A seder with a (vegan) twist

Written by Tallie Samuels for the Jewish Chronicle Eighty vegan and vegan-curious diners joined together at JVS’ first communal seder last week. And the event went off with a (meat-free) bang! By most estimations, a vegan dinner (no milk! No eggs! No meat!) over Pesach (no bread! No pasta! No soy!) would be a very […]

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