MAZON Jewish Clergy Justice Mission
April 28-30, 2019
This April, leadership from various denominations are joining MAZON in Washington, D.C. for a 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.
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 in Washington, DC 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.
- 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 policy makers;
- 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 begins at 5pm on Sunday, April 28 and concludes at 5pm on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
Where is the Jewish Clergy Justice Mission?
On Sunday and Monday, all programming will be held at a hotel, which will be shared shortly.
Tuesday's Lobby Day will be held on Capitol Hill. A detailed schedule of times and locations for Lobby Day will be distributed during the program.
Is there a special hotel rate?
MAZON will reserve a block of hotel rooms at our conference hotel. The rate will be shared as soon as we have it.
Who is invited to participate?
MAZON’s Jewish Clergy Justice Mission is open to rabbis and cantors of all denominations.
How do I register?
Click here to register.
How late can I register?
Early Bird registration will be open until March 1, 2019. Regular registration will be open from March 2-April 12, 2019. Registration will close on April 12, 2019.
How much does the Jewish Clergy Justice Mission cost?
The Early Bird registration fee is $100 for those who register by March 1, 2019.
The registration fee will be $150 after March 1. Registration will close April 12.
Participants are responsible for hotel and travel costs.
Are there subsidies available?
Yes, there are subsidies available for the registration fee. Please email Liz Braun-Lilenfeld before March 1, 2019 if you require financial assistance. She can be reached at email@example.com.
What meals are included with registration? Will they be kosher?
Registration for the Jewish Clergy Justice Mission includes dinner on Sunday, breakfast and lunch on Monday, and a boxed lunch option (if needed) on Tuesday. All meals will be vegetarian/pesecatarian, but kosher meals may be requested.
On Tuesday, there will be an option to request a kosher boxed lunch (please indicate your need for this on the registration form). If you do not require kosher food, there will be an option to purchase lunch on your own at one of the Capitol Hill cafeterias.
What is the program schedule?
A draft schedule will be shared closer to the event. Registered participants will receive a welcome packet which will include an updated schedule prior to arrival in DC.
Do I need to schedule my own appointments on Capitol Hill?
No, you do not need to make any Hill appointments. MAZON will schedule all appointments for the Lobby Day on Tuesday. If you would like to extend your stay and make your own appointments with legislators after the Jewish Clergy Justice Mission you are welcome to do so.
What should I wear?
Dress on Sunday and Monday will be business casual. For the Lobby Day on Tuesday we suggest business clothing and comfortable shoes.
What are daily minyan times at local synagogues?
Please check congregational websites for daily minyan schedules:
Adas Israel Congregation
2850 Quebec Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008
2801 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007