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MAZON at 25: Reflections From Our Founder

| October 25, 2010

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 Read More

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More Than A Shame – A Scandal!

| October 1, 2010

The House of Representatives adjourned on September 30 without taking action on H.R. 5504 – the House version of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act. Our Representatives had been presented with a Senate bill that cut food stamp benefits to pay for the remaining benefits in the legislation. Food stamps, now called SNAP, are a critical Read More

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In Lieu of Gifts…

| September 28, 2010

The following article by Allison Hoffman originally appeared in Tablet Magazine at http://www.tabletmag.com/life-and-religion/45922/in-lieu-of-gifts/. Reposted with permission. When Jason Soll started preparing for his bar mitzvah in 2003, he had a clear goal in mind, and it wasn’t developing a deeper connection to his Judaism. What he wanted, really, was an MP4 video player. “I had Read More

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Tell Congress: Stop Raiding Food Stamp Benefits!

| September 21, 2010

We need you to be the voice of the voiceless. In early August, the Senate and House passed legislation that cut funding for future SNAP / Food Stamp benefits to pay for state Medicaid and teacher retention relief. Now the Senate has passed a Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill that would result in future cuts of Read More

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