Project Elijah: Open the Door & Feed The Hungry

| November 4, 2009

It wasn’t even Passover, yet on Sunday, October 18th at West Hills, California’s Milken Jewish Community Campus, an innovative program called  ”Feeding the Hungry Project” opened the doors and Project Elijah, a MAZON-funded hunger response nonprofit, walked through it. Project Elijah’s Executive Director, Julie Kaufman and its founder, Alan Zuckert flew into town from Des Moines, Iowa, Read More

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Go You Forth Concert Review

| October 26, 2009

At the Touro Synagogue in New Orleans on Oct. 15th, I am present to witness the amazing spirit of music transforming a social movement. The event is “Go You Forth” – a benefit concert featuring Ellis Marsalis (now in his 80s), The Green Pastures Baptist Choir (from the Bronx) and the spiritually-inspiring voice and music Read More

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Holiday Reflections: Simchat Torah

| October 8, 2009

The Holiday: Simchat Torah is a joyous holiday marking the completion of the annual cycle of weekly Torah readings, and the beginning of a new cycle. At the conclusion of the seven-day Sukkot holiday, Jews around the world usher in another wonderful celebration:  the two-day festival of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah.  In Israel, as Read More

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In Loving Memory: Rabbi Mark Loeb

| October 8, 2009

UPDATED 10/15/09 as tributes continue to come in from our board & staff. For more tributes & information on the life and career of Rabbi Loeb from those who knew him best, please visit Beth El Congregation. We are heartbroken to report that Rabbi Mark Loeb, a former MAZON Board Chair and longtime board member, Read More

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