On February 7th, MAZON Partner Synagogue Anshe Emet hosted an Anti-Hunger Advocacy Shabbaton. We didn’t realize at the time that the congregants hosting the many politicians – from local leaders all the way to Democratic Party Whip Dick Durbin – were Anshe Emet’s Bar & Bat Mitzvah students!
When you think of an “advocate”, what’s the first image that comes to mind? Here’s what we picture:
Many thanks to Uri Pachter, Stacey Wolin, Rabbi Michael Siegel and Rabbi Daniel Burg for their dedication in transforming Anshe Emet into Chicago’s “food advocacy central”, and for all the students and families speaking out to end hunger. This Shabbaton is a wonderful model for congregations everywhere.
You don’t need to wait for Senators at Shul to be an advocate – just speak up for what you believe in. Write a letter, send an email, make a phone call. Learn how to contact your elected officials.