CFAES Give Today

School of Environment and Natural Resources


Spring 2014 SENR Seminar Series

Mar 20, 2014, 4:00pm - 5:30pm


The SENR Seminar Series welcomes Nigel Savage, who will present The New Jewish Food Movement: Reflections on its First Ten Years.

Nigel Savage, originally from Manchester, England, founded Hazon (Hebrew for “vision”) in 2000. Hazon works to create a healthier and more sustainable Jewish community and a better world for all, is the anchor of the New Jewish Food Movement, and a pioneer in connecting outdoor adventures to Jewish life. Before founding Hazon, Nigel was a professional fund manager in the UK. He has an MA in History from Georgetown, and learned at Pardes, Yakar and the Hebrew University.  

Nigel will share some behind the scenes observations: not merely about what has been accomplished by the new Jewish Food Movement in its first ten years, but lessons we can learn from it. He will share a significant Talmudic text that provides a framework for connecting Jewish tradition with a vital contemporary issue.

The SENR Seminar begins at 4:10 p.m in 103 Kottman Hall with a video link to 123 Williams Hall on the Wooster campus. This seminar is co-sponsored by the Melton Center for Jewish Studies.

Nigel will also present Omnivore's Dilemma: Eating Jewishly in the 21st Century at the Melton Center for Jewish Studies beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Melton Center for Jewish Studies, supported by the Gretel Bloch fund, Agroecosystems Management Program, Office of Student Life, Multicultural Center and Energy Management & Sustainability department,  OSU Hillel, and Ohio Interfaith Power and Light.