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Vegan & Environmental news – 4/10/23

Happy Sukkut to you all! News: Our friends at Sadeh, the Jewish farm based at the historic Skeet House in Kent are fundraising.  Please support them if you can to help them continue the amazing work they do. Environmental campaigner who shaped the Jewish community response to climate change dies at 91 – Read at […]

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Vegan & the environment news of the week – 27th Sept 2023

We hope you had a meaningful Yom Kippur! News: Houmous is the best thing on Planet Earth,” says vegan influencer set for biggest gig yet – read on the Jewish News In local news for North West London Jews, Vegan Failings Reveiled in Barnet – read on Harrow Online Why some supermarket foods aren’t actually […]

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Vegan News of the Week – 15th Sept 2023

Shannah Tova to you all! News:   Cats May Be Healthier On Plant-Based Diet, Study Suggests – Read at Plant Based News Vegan demands council stop serving meat on its menus Read more at the Bournemouth Echo A new peer-reviewed study out of Oxford University in the U.K. says that people who eat a vegan […]

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Vegan news of the week – 5th Sept

News: Biotech brand creates vegan casein that ‘fully replicates’ the flavour and texture of dairy protein. Read at Vegan food & living Experts suggest the real-life Dracula was vegan. – Read at The Week Academics are calling for all UK universities to go vegan to help fight climate change.  Read more at the Guardian British […]


In first, lab grown meat gets Kashrut approval!

While many vegans and vegetarians will not want to eat lab-grown meat, its mass production may have significant impacts on both animal welfare and the environmental impact of meat consumption.  It’s therefore a welcome step that the Israeli chief Rabbinate has approved a specific brand of lab-grown meat from Aleph Farms, in a world first.  […]


JVS hosts Jewish teens cooking for homeless and food banks

JVS is delighted to host the excellent Project Impact, a charity that organises volunteering opportunities for Jewish teens. A highlight of their programmes is the Youth Community Kitchen when teens cook for homeless shelters and food banks. Project ImpACT is the brainchild of Chayli Fehler, who founded the Charity in 2019 to give Jewish youths […]


Tesco ‘seeking alternatives’ as some fruit not suitable for vegans

News in that, bizarrely, Tesco’s oranges are not suitable for vegans. Tesco has confirmed that its oranges were labelled as “non-vegan” because of the application of post-harvest beeswax or shellac (a resin secreted by the female lac bug to the peels during the production process. Read the full story from the Independent here. — *JVS […]


UK town becomes first in Europe to endorse the Plant Based Treaty

‘Haywards Heath Town Council has endorsed the Plant Based Treaty, becoming the first town in Europe to join the initiative to tackle emissions from animal agriculture. Green Councillor Dr Richard Nicholson, who first presented the Plant Based Treaty to the Climate Change Committee, said: “The Climate Crisis is no longer a distant future threat but an […]

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Big news from JVS – and we’re hiring

We’re hiring, view our jobs We are sad to say that our fantastic Director Lara is leaving the JVS after nine years with us. Lara has been the driving force behind the rejuvenation of the Society, touching on all aspects of what we do, from making us more professional to transforming our building into the […]


Calls for Glastonbury to endorse the Plant Based Treaty

‘We are asking vegan Mayor Jon Cousins to table a motion for Glastonbury to endorse the Plant Based Treaty. Glastonbury would be the first UK town to support the Plant Based Treaty, joining 16 cities around the world including Boynton Beach (Florida), Rosario (Argentina) and Ahmedabad (India). We believe a petition that shows Mayor Jon Cousins […]

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