MAZON Jewish Clergy Justice Mission
November 16-20, 2020
This November, leadership from various denominations can join MAZON for a virtual Jewish Clergy Justice Mission to learn about hunger in America through a Jewish lens, engage in advocacy and policy training, and meet with members of Congress and their staff about these issues on Capitol Hill.
This is a different event for a different time. We know that we will be addressing the effects of COVID-19 on hunger and poverty for years to come, making the front-line advocacy efforts of our clergy partners all the more pressing.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is MAZON’s Anti-Hunger Jewish Clergy Justice Mission?
MAZON’s Jewish Clergy Justice Mission will convene rabbis and cantors from various denominations to learn about hunger in America through a Jewish lens, engage in advocacy and policy training, and meet with members of Congress and their staff about these issues - all on a virtual platform. This will be a multi-track event, with opportunities available for those who wish to engage deeply or selectively.
- High-level briefings on current issues related to anti-hunger advocacy from experts;
- Advocacy training and preparation for strategic visits with members of Congress and key policymakers;
- Special update on MAZON’s priorities and new initiatives from MAZON leadership;
- Networking between rabbinic and cantorial colleagues who share a commitment to social justice.
When is the Jewish Clergy Justice Mission?
The JCJM will take place on Nov 16-20, 2020. While firm times have not been set, we expect programming to take place throughout the week. Those who elect to join for congressional meetings will have select additional meeting times to prepare. All public programs will be recorded for your convenience, though we will still strive to keep the time commitment limited on any given day out of respect for your schedules.
Where is the Jewish Clergy Justice Mission?
This will be a completely virtual event.
Who is invited to participate?
MAZON’s Jewish Clergy Justice Mission is open to rabbis and cantors of all denominations. Select events may be available to share with your communities.
How do I register?
Registration is not yet open, but we invite you to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining us.
How late can I register?
How much does the Jewish Clergy Justice Mission cost?
There is no fee for this virtual series of events.
What is the program schedule?
A draft schedule will be shared closer to the event. Registered participants will receive a welcome email which will include an updated schedule.
Do I need to schedule my own Congressional meetings?
No, MAZON will schedule all appointments for the Lobby Day(s).
What should I wear?
You are of course welcome to dress as you see fit for our regular programming. If you join for a congressional meeting, we suggest business clothing.
What more can you tell me about this experience?
Please read the following reflections and press releases about the program:
- Jewish Clergy Justice Mission - 2018: Press release; "Feeding People, Body and Soul," reflection from Rabbis Deana Sussman Berezin and Brian Schuldenfrei
- Jewish Clergy Justice Mission - 2019: Press release; "Serving Our Veterans," a reflection from Rabbi Michael Singer
We are also happy to arrange conversations with cohort members.