What We Do
Jewish Veg educates and builds community to encourage plant-based lifestyles through celebrations and conversations about Jewish values. Our purpose is to move towards a healthy, compassionate, and sustainable world by inspiring hearts and minds.
Our purpose is to move towards a healthy, compassionate, and sustainable world by inspiring hearts and minds.
Who We Are
Jewish Veg, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, comprises five full-time staff members, a Board of Directors, an Advisory Council, a Rabbinic Council, and thousands of members across North America and elsewhere. Jewish Veg was founded as Jewish Vegetarians of North America in 1975. Then, in 2015, we renamed ourselves as Jewish Veg.
We are proud to share our Rabbinic Statement. In 2017, 75 rabbis and Jewish clergy signed the following statement about plant-based eating and Judaism. The signatories of the statement include rabbis and Jewish clergy from all denominations and movements. All of them encourage their fellow Jews to transition toward animal-free, plant-based diets.