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JVS Jerusalem / Ginger – the Vegetarian Community Centre in Jerusalem

The JVS in Jerusalem was founded in 1991 by Philip Pick, to be a centre for the promotion of vegetarianism as a means to advance the physical, mental, moral and economic improvement of humankind. In 1992 the Society entered its venue in central Jerusalem, now known as Ginger – the Vegetarian Community Center in Jerusalem. […]

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Venue hire and residential lettings

Venue Hire The brand new JVS hall, conference room, kitchen and garden is available for hire, click here for more information including hire rates. Residential Lettings The JVS building has a number of studio flats it lets, which are ideal for people who follow an animal-free diet. Please call 020 8455 0692 / email [email protected] […]

What we do

JVS is an international charity dedicated to promoting a kinder world, without killing animals for food. We spread awareness of the benefits of rejecting cruelty to animals and the extension of this to an improved society where mankind is not cruel to fellow beings, both human and animals. These sentiments are expressed in the Torah, which teaches […]


History of the JVS

The Jewish Vegetarian Society was founded in the 1960s following a letter from Vivien Pick to the Jewish Chronicle asking if there were like-minded vegetarians who wanted to meet. Vivien’s father Philip, who had always wished for a kinder society, free of pain and cruelty to other sentient creatures, became the President of the Society. […]

Staff and Trustee Board

Our Team JVS is led by a full-time Director, and supported by five trustees, as well as Patrons worldwide. Trustee Board: Michael Freedman (Treasurer), Dan Jacobs (Chair), Rosanna Rafel,  Kevin Sefton Patrons: Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg (UK) Adam Jackson (UK) Rabbi David Rosen (Israel) Ori Shavit (Israel) Professor Richard Schwartz (USA) Roberta Kalechofsky (USA) Dr Michael […]


Hawaii Becomes the First State to Ban Wild Animals from Performing

From Daily Vibes [5th December 2015]                         In the last 5 years, a stirring revolution has appeared seemingly out of nowhere in opposition to for-profit corporations that force wild animals to perform for people. Now, Hawaii is the first state to jump on board […]

JVS: Jewish - Vegan - Sustainable
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