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Winter magazine out now!

Welcome to the December 2015 issue of the Jewish Vegetarian. This year has been a phenomenal one for vegetarianism. In the U.S. alone last year, some 400 million fewer animals were killed for food. Israel remains on course to become the world’s first vegan nation, with more vegans per capita than any other country. In […]


My Life as a Vegan: Ori Shavit

  Ori Shavit is a food journalist, blogger and animal rights campaigner. She publishes recipes on her blog vegansontop.com, teaches vegan cooking classes and promotes veganism in Israel. 1. At roughly what age did you become vegan? I became vegan at 39, much too late… 2. What made you become vegan? After many years of […]

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A Persian Purim with Denise Phillips: (Demo + 3 course meal)

Tuesday 4 March, 6.30 – 9.00pm. WHERE: JHub Studio, JHub, Haskell House, 152 West End Lane, London NW6 1SD. Please click here for directions. Tickets: £22 non-members / £20 members Places are limited and advance booking is essential, please email [email protected] / call 020 8455 0692 to book your place. Payment can be made via Paypal or cheque. […]


JVS to attend Shmita Summit

    We are very happy to announce that our Director Lara Smallman will be attending the Shmita Summit, produced by Siach, which is taking place next month in London. What is Shmita? The sabbath year also called the sabbatical year or sheviit is the seventh year of the seven-year agricultural cycle mandated by the […]

Las Iguanas

  Las Iguanas Festival Terrace,
Southbank Centre,
Belvedere Road,
London SE1 8XX 4/5 stars — Bringing a Latin American flavour to 30 restaurants in 23 UK towns and cities, Las Iguanas serves a tasty mix of Mexican Fajitas, Enchiladas, Tacos, Burritos, Brazilian Moquecas and more… They recently contacted the JVS, highlighting their special “Veggie & Vegan” menu. We […]

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Some Thoughts for Tu B’Shvat – Professor Richard Schwartz

Reproduced with kind permission from Professor Richard Schwartz: When God created the world, he was able to say, “It is very good”. Everything was in harmony as God had planned, the waters were clean, the air was pure. But what must God think about the world today? What must God think when the rain he […]

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News from Israel

Israel is about to become the first country in the world to ban the sale of fois gras


JVS set to makes its debut at Limmud Conference

We are very excited to be participating in two panel debates at Limmud Conference for the first time this year. How kosher are meat, eggs and dairy? [Thursday 26 December, 11.10am – 12.10pm, in room: RAM 3] The horsemeat scandal did for the secular world what kashrut laws have long done for Jews – it […]

Open-mic Music Chanukah Party

Join the Jewish Vegetarian Society for an evening of open mic music and a scrumptious kosher dinner at the JHub in West Hampstead.

World Food Day

Where does World Food Day come from?

Find out why we are marking World Food Day, together with over 150 countries on Wednesday 16th October.

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