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A kinder kosher – Jewish Chronicle feature on kosher veganism

In a double-page spread on veganism, the Jewish Chronicle this week explores what it takes to be kosher and vegan: ‘Are you contemplating life without lokshen soup or an egg-less Pesach? Veganism is growing in popularity, so you’re in good company. Veganuary — the charity that promotes a plant-based lifestyle at the start of each […]


Apply now for the Sadeh Farm fellowship

The Sadeh Fellowship is a three-month residential program for adults that integrates food growing, regenerative land management, Jewish learning, and communal living. The fellowship program also weaves in themes of food justice, social action, and leadership. Fellows live, learn, and work at Sadeh farm based in Kent. Please email [email protected] for more information. Spring dates: […]


The plant power of Veganuary – Jewish News feature

‘Whether it’s a decision for life or just for January, going vegan doesn’t mean missing out’, writes Angie Jacobs for the Jewish News. ‘A vegan diet fits in very well when observing kashrut. In fact, you’ve got to hand it to the Israelis that their national dish, falafel, is vegan without even trying.’ Click here […]


The Big Bold Jewish Climate Fest, 10 – 14 Jan

The Big Bold Jewish Climate Fest returns – ‘Join us as we activate Jewish values to move the needle on mitigating climate change and make climate action a central moral issue of our community. Centered around the holiday of Tu B’Shvat, the Fest combines theory, practice, and action that we can use in our personal, […]

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Competition time: Win a free month’s supply of HOWND plant-powered dog food!

To enter: 1. Take a picture of you and your dog eating a meal together featuring HOWND superfood 2. Post on Instagram using hashtag #VeganuaryForTwo and tag us @DogsLoveHownd 3. Email the high-resolution photo to [email protected]  Competition closes on 31 January 2022. One lucky winner will be contacted via direct message. Good luck!


Veganuary: 14 of the world’s best vegan restaurants and experiences

The rise in veganism and plant-based eating shows no sign of slowing down, writes Black Diamond. At the beginning of 2021, a record-breaking 500,000 people had signed up to the Veganuary challenge – double the number of people who signed up in January 2019 – and the prediction is this number will be even higher […]


Ethical Kashrut – Tablet magazine

Jewish institutions go beyond traditional notions of what makes meat kosher to address everything from climate change to animal welfare to workers’ rights, writes Paula Jacobs. This story originally appeared in English in Tablet Magazine, at tabletmag.com, and is reprinted with permission. — Adrienne Krone began thinking about the entire system of kashrut—Jewish dietary laws—and how to relate ethically to food while researching historical […]

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Coming to JVS for your Covid vaccination? Read our FAQs

We are currently hiring out our venue temporarily as a part-time Covid vaccination site. We are not involved in the running of this and cannot answer any questions on your vaccination. Please direct any and all questions to your GP practice. We thank you in advance for not disturbing JVS staff and residents who are […]


Celebrating Chanukah

With Chanukah, the Jewish festival of lights, just around the corner, we wanted to share some of our favourite festive recipes. We celebrate the miracle of a tiny bit of oil that lit the menorah in the Great Temple in Jerusalem lasting eight days instead of one, and we mark the holiday with family get-togethers, […]

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‘With the planet in peril, we religious leaders must speak truth to power’

JVS Patron Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg shares his thoughts from COP 26 in Glasgow. Click here to read his piece in the Guardian.

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