Findings of JOFEE study to be shared in San Francisco

Less than a year after being coined as a new acronym in the Jewish universe, JOFEE is now the subject of a new study.

On March 10, the Jewish nonprofit Hazon and six funders, including the S.F.-based Jim Joseph Foundation, released “Seeds of Opportunity: A National Study of Immersive Jewish Outdoor, Food, and Environmental Education (JOFEE).”

Examining a decade of JOFEE experiences, the findings drew from a mixture of focus-group data, a survey of 800 people 18 and older and review forms submitted by 41 programs. “Where the Pew report arouses concern,” Hazon wrote in a blurb, “the JOFEE report gives hope.”

Results will be shared April 29 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Jewish Community Federation, 121 Steuart St., S.F. As of midweek, some 25 spots were left for the free event.

Hazon founder and president Nigel Savage will present key findings, followed by a discussion of what the findings mean for the Bay Area Jewish community. The discussion will be led by Adam Berman, founder and executive director of Urban Adamah; Jewish LearningWorks’ David Waksberg, CEO, and Josh Fenton, associate director for community engagement; and Deborah Newbrun, Hazon’s Bay Area director.

To RSVP, visit For more information, call (415) 397-7020.