Long-Time Anti-Hunger Advocate Resigns as MAZON President

| March 1, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Barbara H. Bergen Tel. (310)-442-0020 Email: mazonmail@mazon.org Long-Time Anti-Hunger Advocate Resigns as MAZON President Los Angeles, March 2, 2010 – Dr. H. Eric Schockman, president of MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, announced his resignation today. Serving at the helm of one of the country’s leading anti-hunger advocacy organizations for nearly Read More

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Fighting Hunger in the “Hunger Capitol” of America

| February 25, 2010

I was pleased last week to be invited on a panel of anti-hunger experts to address a gathering of the Westside Democratic Club. In the picture (from left to right) are panel moderator and attorney-activist, Ron Galperin; me;  Frank Tamborello from Hunger Action LA; Matt Sharp from California Food Policy Advocates; and Michael Flood, head Read More

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Chicago Anti-Hunger Advocacy Shabbaton

| February 19, 2010

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 Read More

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D’var Torah: Mishpatim

| February 11, 2010

In this week’s parsha, Mishpatim, we are given a series of commandments concerning the relationship between man and man. This parsha directly follows that of Yitro, in which we received the Ten Commandments, revelation at Sinai, and experienced Hashem first hand. “Now these are the laws which you shall set before them: If you buy Read More

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