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Marks & Spencer’s new Innovation Hub will help to expand its vegan range

‘Marks & Spencer (M&S) is looking to revolutionize the vegan food industry. The UK high street retailer is putting together an Innovation Hub to help it “spearhead sustainability solutions” and expand its plant-based food range. According to the company, the Innovation Hub will feature a team of nine specialists. They will “create industry-leading products and […]

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Vegan cooking for the apocalypse

Over the past few months, many of us have had our lives irrevocably changed by the global pandemic. I have experienced a general atmosphere of fear, uncertainty and panic – and not without reason. So what to do? One place I’ve always turned to for comfort is food.  This is useful, as we all need […]

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Thinking of going vegan, and looking for some inspiration?

Here are our Director Lara’s top tips for making the transition: Start with dishes you know and love Find a community – meet some vegans (come to JVS, join the Jewish Vegans page on Facebook / meetups) Try new ingredients Do some nutritional research, I would recommend the Vegan Society and Veganuary’s websites. Look in […]

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Israeli activist group Sentient uncovers abuse at Australian farms

  Sentient has exposed the cruel reality of Australian farms that export live animals and frozen meat to Israel. Watch this interview with their founder Ronen Bar, who speaks about his tough experience at the farm he investigated. He says, ‘These are scenes that I haven’t seen even in the worst slaughterhouses in Israel.’ The most […]

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Veganism: the growing lifestyle choice

Article by Compost Direct Despite being held in a somewhat mocking regard in the past, veganism has undergone something of a miraculous transformation of late. Now, it’s nothing short of on-trend, understandable, and for many people, a wholly logical choice in the grand scheme of things. Veganism claims many benefits, ranging from personal health to […]

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Chanukah – Vegan Doughnuts

Fluffy, oily, jammy vegan doughnuts in celebration of Chanukah!

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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] […]

Careers and Volunteers

Vacancies Thanks for your interest in working at the JVS. There are currently no vacancies. Volunteering Current volunteer opportunities: We are looking for 1 volunteer to review the early copies of the JVS magazine (1965 onwards) to find the first mention of the V symbol We are looking for 1 volunteer to help digitise our back […]

Staff and Trustee Board

Our Team JVS is led by a full-time Director, and supported by five trustees, as well as Patrons worldwide. JVS Director and Editor of The Jewish Vegetarian magazine: Lara Balsam ([email protected]) Trustee Board: Michael Freedman (Treasurer), Dan Jacobs (Chair), Rosanna Rafel, Ben Rose (Vice-chair), Kevin Sefton Patrons: Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg (UK) Adam Jackson (UK) Rabbi David […]

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Veganism & birthright: Together at last…

Written by Jeffrey Cohan, Executive Director at Jewish Veg, for the Spring 2017 issue of our quarterly magazine, The Jewish Vegetarian. Our magazine is posted to members. Click here to join the JVS from just £1 per month. Over the last few years Israel has received international acclaim as the most vegan-friendly country in the world. […]

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