Jewish Meditation Center

UPDATED: Hazon, Isabella Freedman To Merge

New tie-up of Jewish environmental organizations includes Teva Learning Alliance; will be called Hazon.

12/03/2012

Three Jewish environmental organizations have announced plans to merge, finding one answer to the question of sustaining innovative “second-stage” Jewish organizations.

Hazon, the Jewish organization known for its bike rides and community-supported agriculture (CSA) network will join forces with the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center and Teva Learning Alliance, which trains environmental educators.

Hazon got its start sponsoring bike rides and also runs a food conference. Photo courtesy Hazon

Must Small Donors Feel That Way?

In sluggish economy, organizations struggle with the cost of cultivating small donors.

Staff Writer
11/13/2012

Allison Laichter, a darling of the Jewish communal world roundly hailed as a promising young leader, is out of a job.

The departure of Jewish Meditation Center co-founder Allison Laichter, center, sheds light on the small-donor problem.

Meditating On The Margins

Jewish Meditation Center’s funding crisis reflects community’s struggle to support fledgling groups.

06/19/2012
Staff Writer

Most Wednesday nights find Jonathan Matz not only in the same place, but in the same position: his legs tucked under a simple wood bench, his back straight, his chest rising and falling as he struggles to return his focus from his thoughts to his breath.

JMC’s director, Alison Laichter, and Jewish meditators prepare for their annual springtime walking meditation.michael datikash
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