MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger
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MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger
MAZON began building relationships with rabbis and synagogues across the country, encouraging them to donate a portion of the cost of life-cycle celebrations (weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, anniversaries, and other joyous occasions), a modern interpretation of the ancient rabbinical tradition of not allowing a celebration to begin until the community’s poor and hungry were seated and fed. American Jews responded to our call to action and, in so doing, validated the importance of a Jewish Response to Hunger. In its initial years, MAZON’s programmatic work involved making annual grants to small organizations fighting hunger in communities across the country. As the organization grew and its leadership became more deeply engaged with the issue, it quickly understood that the only way we could truly end hunger was to change the circumstances that allowed hunger to persist. Thus MAZON’s focus on advocacy was born, and its influential advocacy work continues to this day." Click on the link above to access its Web site.
Communities and Organizations, Organizations, United States
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