Hazon launching Home for Dinner program in Bay Area

Bay Area synagogues will get the chance this fall to test out a pilot program on reviving the dinner table as a venue for Jewish family life.

In late January, Jewish environmental organization Hazon announced that it had received a $70,000 grant from the Covenant Foundation to create the program, called “Home for Dinner,” which will educate families on eating together and using mealtimes as opportunities for Jewish learning.

Hazon, which is based in New York and has a regional office in San Francisco, will develop curricula for families and educators. They hope eventually to expand the program nationally.

The grant is a part of the nearly $800,000 the New York–based Covenant Foundation has announced it will give as part of its mission to support, advance and innovate Jewish education.