Friday, April 20 at 6:30pm
Shabbat with Jewish Veg
Jeffrey became a vegetarian in 2007 and a vegan in 2011 after studying what the Torah instructs us about our dietary choices. An experienced public speaker, he worked in print and broadcast journalism for 18 years before starting a second career in Jewish communal service. Jeffrey was the Director of Community Relations for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh from 2005-2012, then took the helm of Jewish Veg, then known as Jewish Vegetarians of North America, in 2012. Under his leadership, Jewish Veg, a 501c3 nonprofit, has emerged as one of the fastest growing veg-advocacy organizations in the nation. Jeffrey earned a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master’s of Public Management from Carnegie Mellon University. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA, with his wife Kathryn, daughter Kiley, and cats Nala and Crosby.
Join us for a vegan Shabbat dinner with FED talk by Jeffrey Cohan, Executive Director, Jewish Veg!
Sweet potato pakoras
Artichoke hearts with pesto sauce
Curried lentil soup with spinach and coconut
Sweet and sour stuffed eggplant with cashew gravy
Peppermint patty slice with cacao nibs and fresh fruit
Wine will be served.
The mission of Jewish Veg is to encourage and help our fellow Jews to transition to plant-based diets, on the basis of Jewish values. The organization educates Jews about three central tenets of Jewish ethics: