Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow St., will host a panel discussion on Slow Money Maine Thursday, Jan. 7, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Panelists Bonnie Rukin, coordinator of Slow Money Maine, Samuel Kaymen, soil enthusiast and investor and Jeff Wolovitz, owner of Heiwa Tofu, will be joined by Rabbi Natan Margalit, visiting rabbi at Congregation Adas Yoshuron.

Slow Money takes its name from the Slow Food movement. It works to support local food economies by connecting investors with local food producers. The program will explore ways in which people can make the shift from a mass-produced, industrial food system to a more cooperative, local and community-based food economy.

The speakers will provide their personal perspectives on this movement and Margalit will offer a perspective on how Slow Money connects with core Jewish values and ideals. There will be time for questions and answers and a wide-ranging discussion of the United States' food economy, Judaism, health and sustainability.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information email or call 594-4523.