Leonard Fein (z”l), founder

Leonard Fein, founded MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger in 1985, on the heels of the Ethiopian famine. He has served on the board since its founding. Leonard is a prolific teacher and writer is the author of books, Where Are We? The Inner Life of America’s Jews and Israel: Politics and People.

In 1974, Leonard founded Moment magazine, serving as editor and publisher until 1987. Most recently, he founded the National Jewish Coalition for Literacy, a project for mobilizing the American Jewish community to provide 100,000 volunteer tutors for the Read America program.

Leonard taught Political Science at MIT and Brandeis University, where he was a Professor of Politics and Social Policy as well as Contemporary Jewish Studies. He has authored many books, hundreds of articles and essays, received numerous awards, and served on as a board member of some 40 organizations. Leonard travels around the country and world, giving lectures and consulting with many organizations.