Inside MAZON

MAZON Board and Staff mourn the loss of Rabbi Jack Stern

It is with profound sadness that I share with you the death of our beloved MAZON board member, Rabbi Jack Stern (z”l).

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MAZON welcomes Abby J. Leibman as President & CEO

Los Angeles, CA (March 1, 2011) – MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, a leader in the national anti-hunger community, announced the appointment of Abby J. Leibman as its new President & CEO. Ms. Leibman brings to MAZON an extensive background in advocacy in nonprofit and state government arenas and a distinguished record of leadership

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For our nation’s children

Today President Obama signed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act into law. The new statute provides $4.5 billion over ten years to, among other benefits, support and improve access to school lunches and breakfasts.

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House passes Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act!

(from the Food Resource and Action Center) MAZON applauds the House of Representatives for passing The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act today. President Obama is expected to quickly sign the bill. This is very good news, but we’re not completely out of the woods yet. This bill includes a cut to future SNAP benefits

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A brother’s tribute to Leonard Fein

This past Sunday, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger marked its 25th Anniversary with a luncheon honoring its founder, Leonard (Leibel) Fein. It was a beautiful day in New York City, and the room was filled with guests eager to express their respect and sincere admiration for all that MAZON and Leibel have accomplished.

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MAZON at 25: Reflections From Our Founder

Were I to acknowledge all those here, and some not here, who deserve to be acknowledged on this festive occasion, I would by far exceed my time. But I cannot refrain from mentioning a few: my old friend, Ted Mann, our very first board chair; Lee Javitch, Ted’s successor as chair, the first person I

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Reflections From The Field

I just returned from the annual ANSA* conference, and I left impressed and inspired by this vibrant and evolving segment of the anti-hunger movement: community-based organizations that provide food and nutrition services to people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses. These agencies came into existence in the 1980s at the height of the AIDS

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Shirley Sherrod, Black Farmers & MAZON

It would be an absurd overstatement to say that we were friends, but it is true that some 20 years ago, along with Irv Cramer, then the executive director of MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, I spent the better part of a week traveling through Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi, a trip organized for us

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Team MAZON Bowls to Strike Out Hunger

In 2009, a group of Dallas young professionals started the Battle of the Jewish YP’s: Young Professionals Bowling League to bring Jewish young professionals together from across the Dallas Jewish Community. Last summer, the bowling teams were based on synagogue affiliation. This summer, bowlers were asked to choose their own teams and a Jewish organization

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Acting President Barbara H. Bergen Responds to LA Times Editorial on Global Hunger

Last week, the Los Angeles Times ran an editorial on the Obama administration’s response to the global food crisis, “The Starving Can’t Wait“. MAZON’s Acting President, Barbara H. Bergen, responded with the following letter, which also ran in the Times’ letters section yesterday: The Times has pinpointed both the need to combat global hunger and

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