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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 will soon be available for hire. We are currently undergoing a large scale renovation project to create a versatile, open plan space, complete with a professional kitchen and growing garden. Due to open in June 2018. Please call 020 8455 0692 / email […]

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 […]

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History of the JVS

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 […]

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Staff and Trustees

Our Team The Jewish Vegetarian Society is led by a full-time Director and supported by four trustees, as well as Patrons worldwide. JVS Director and Editor of The Jewish Vegetarian magazine: Lara Balsam ([email protected]) Trustees: Michael Freedman, Dan Jacobs, Ben Rose, Kevin Sefton Honorary Treasurer: Michael Freedman Patrons: Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg (UK) Adam Jackson (UK) Rabbi […]

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12 reasons why going vegan needs to be your New Year’s resolution

By Elisa Allen, From the Metro. Published 28th December 2015                     Join the gym. Drink less. Take the stairs. Save money. There’s nothing like the start of a new year to inspire healthy resolutions. But of all the New Year’s resolutions to make, here’s why going […]

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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 […]

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