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Gann Alum Combines Cooking with Activism

Gann alumna Reva Haselkorn thought she would become an architect. She graduated from Princeton with a degree in architecture, worked for a few years in the field, then realized that although the projects she was involved in were laudable— sustainable energy, disaster relief, rain water harvesting— she felt too removed from the people she was […]


BJFC17: Call for workshop proposals

Sponsored by Ganei Beantown, the 6th annual Boston Jewish Food Conference is on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Gann Academy in Waltham, MA. We are looking for workshop presenters to provide insight into topics and trends in our local and regional food and Jewish communities, through practical tips, best practices and strategies at our annual […]


2017 BJFC Sponsorship Opportunities

Ganei Beantown: Beantown Jewish Gardens is excited to convene the 6th annual Boston Jewish Food Conference on Sunday March 26, 2017 at Gann Academy in Waltham from 12:00-7:00pm. More than 200 attendees of all ages attended last year. Our conference will foster new dynamics and connections within the Jewish community by utilizing food and agriculture […]

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2017 Boston Jewish Food Conference planning team

The Boston Jewish Food Conference (BJFC) is an annual springtime event run by Ganei Beantown. Our 6th annual event will be Sunday March 26th, 2017 at Gann Academy. In a multi-generational, pluralistic setting, it serves to educate and connect the greater Boston Jewish community around issues of sustainable food systems and what guides our food choices. Planning team […]


Dinner recipes #BJFC16

Hot Russian Borscht with Sauerkraut Makes about 4 to 5 Gallons, or 32 large bowl servings. For an 8-10 quart pot (a typical large home stock pot) cut the recipe in half, or thirds or quarters — and freeze some for later meals. 2 large Onion (peeled and diced) 1 large  heads of cabbage (hand […]


Myth Busters: What do we know about our food system?

Kosher, organic, fair trade, genetically engineered, natural, local, cage-free, fresh….. what does it mean? Our BJFC16 opening session is meant to pique your interest in finding out what do you really know about the food you eat and the world in which we live? The workshops today delve deeper into this web of relationships that […]