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New documentary, H.O.P.E. What You Eat Matters, now available to watch worldwide for free

Brand new document ‘H.O.P.E. What You Eat Matters’ has just been released. The trailer can be seen here, downloaded from here, and the full film is available for free on YouTube and on the HOPE The Project website. The film has recently surpassed half a million views and is fast garnering support from the vegan community and beyond, with some […]

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Veganism on front cover of Jerusalem Post magazine

A growing number of rabbis, scholars and Jewish leaders are promoting the message that veganism is the new kashrut. (image credit: CHEF CHANA AUERBACH (at Jerusalem’s Natural Choice café) believes knowledge on the benefits of a primarily plant-based diet aligns with the Jewish notion of treating one’s body like a temple. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)) […]

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Join us for a community gardening day & lunch on 19th Aug

We are looking for people who are happy to get stuck in for a few hours. Come along anytime from 10.30am and get a first glimpse of our brand new community hub, due to open in September and help us get our garden ready! Our beautiful garden needs a bit of TLC after being a […]

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Update on our new centre

Our eagerly awaited, brand new community hub, the first Jewish, vegan centre in the world is nearly completed. We are looking forward to announcing the date of our thank you tea for donors. Click here to read full updates and see an artist’s impression of the finished space (NB piano not included!). Our new online […]

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BBC Inquiry: Can we eat our way our of climate change?

“Many scientists think we can’t tackle climate change without addressing what we eat”. BBC World Service looks at moving the world towards a more climate-friendly diet in this podcast featuring Impossible Foods founder Patrick Brown. A plant-based diet has many benefits for our planet, from preservation of biodiversity, to a far more sustainable use of resources, and […]

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New, free online plant-based parenting course launches

Ever wondered… How do I make eating this way easier for my family? Will my kids get enough vital nutrients like protein and b12? How do I handle outside social situations like birthday parties and eating at restaurants? Do vegans really need to take supplements? How to get all the benefits of this diet while […]

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Veg-friendly caterers: Our favourites

More and more people are looking for caterers that can wow all of their guests, not just the carnivores! All too often, those opting out of animal products have drawn the short straw. Things are certainly changing -as the Jewish Chronicle’s food editor Victoria Prever writes about here. Below is our pick of the best veg […]

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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, […]

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JVS response to JW3’s decision to add meat to menu of their restaurant Zest

JW3 recently announced their decision to add meat to the menu of their restaurant Zest. JVS contacted both the Jewish Chronicle and the Jewish News to offer a different perspective. Below is a summary of our thoughts on the matter. Why are we still serving up cruelty? Worse still, why are we celebrating it? JW3 […]

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List of kosher approved vegan ‘cheeses’

Curious about dipping your toe in the world of vegan cheeses? KLBD Kosher Certification has kindly compiled this list. It is great to see so many compassionate products certified as kosher. For those wanting to make their own, there are great recipes for homemade vegan cheese online, and we would highly recommend these two books: ‘This […]

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