Share a hot drink with Reb Steve and Nigel Savage,
founder of Hazon, the Jewish lab for sustainability. They will discuss
issues of Jewish life during the ongoing pandemic and the impacts of
climate change on our world.
Nigel Savage founded Hazon, the Jewish lab for sustainability, in 2000. Today, they offer a wide range of programs, all focused on turning Jewish life outwards to create a more sustainable world for all – and strengthening Jewish life in the process in vital and innovative ways.
n 2015 Nigel was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Jewish
Theological Seminary. He has twice been named a member of the Forward
50, the annual list of the 50 most influential Jewish people in the
United States. He is a recipient of the Bernard Reisman Award, and has
given Commencement speeches at Wagner (NYU, in 2011), at Hornstein
(Brandeis, in 2014) and at Spertus (in Chicago, in 2018).
Before founding Hazon, Nigel was a professional fund manager in London, where he worked for NM Rothschild and was co-head of UK Equities at Govett. He has an MA in History from Georgetown, and has learned at Pardes, Yakar, and the Hebrew University. He was a founder of Limmud NY, and serves on the board of Romemu.
Nigel executive produced the British independent movies Solitaire For 2 and Stiff Upper Lips and had an acclaimed cameo appearance in the cult Anglo-Jewish comic movie, Leon The Pig Farmer. He is believed to be the first English Jew to have cycled across South Dakota on a recumbent bike.