Before putting food on the table, you need to gather people around it. For 36 years, MAZON has been engaging in conversations with a diverse array of policymakers, partners, and other stakeholders who are united in a shared commitment to end hunger.
MAZON’s Jewish Clergy Justice Mission is an annual convening of rabbis and cantors from all Jewish denominations to learn about hunger in America through a Jewish lens and directly engage with Members of Congress and their staff. Front-line advocacy has become more pressing and more urgent in the wake of COVID-19 — through this event, clergy can advance policy solutions that address hunger and poverty.
MAZON is once again planning a virtual convening. Date to be announced. Please contact Paul Sherman, Outreach Manager, for more information.
A Look Back:
We are so proud of the strong advocates who joined MAZON in speaking truth to power in our previous Jewish Clergy Justice Mission cohorts, and the policies we advanced together. Learn more about our past programs:
- 2020: Press release; Detailed Schedule, featuring links to recorded learning sessions
- 2019: Press release; “Serving Our Veterans,” a reflection from Rabbi Michael Singer
- 2018: Press release; “Feeding People, Body and Soul,” a reflection from Rabbis Deana Sussman Berezin and Brian Schuldenfrei
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is MAZON’s Jewish Clergy Justice Mission?
This event will convene rabbis and cantors from various denominations to learn about hunger in America through a Jewish lens, participate in trainings and briefings about hunger-related policy issues, and directly engage 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 MAZON’s Jewish Clergy Justice Mission?
The date for MAZON’s next Jewish Clergy Justice Mission has not yet been announced.
We expect programming to take place over the course of one week. Those who plan to participate in congressional meetings will have additional meetings and trainings. All public programs will be recorded, and we will try to keep the time commitment limited on any given day out of respect for your schedules.
Where is MAZON’s Jewish Clergy Justice Mission?
This will be a completely virtual event.
Who is invited to participate in MAZON’s Jewish Clergy Justice Mission?
The event is open to rabbis, cantors, and rabbinic and cantorial students 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 contact Paul Sherman, Outreach Manager, with any specific questions.
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.
Do I need to schedule my own Congressional meetings?
No, MAZON will schedule congressional meetings on your behalf.
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 attire.