Behind The Ballot Box: On Food Insecurity (with Abby Leibman)

Rabbi Jesse Olitzky
August 25, 2020

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With Election Day rapidly approaching, there are many issues of concern to each voter before they cast their ballot. But the Jewish voter is not monolithic. In each episode of “Behind the Ballot Box: Jewish Values and Our Vote,” Rabbi Jesse Olitzky speaks to rabbis and Jewish communal professionals about a specific issue at stake in this election and why they believe it should be front and center in the minds of voters.

Host Rabbi Jesse Olitzky of Congregation Beth El in South Orange, NJ speaks with Abby Leibman, President and CEO of Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger about Food Insecurity in this country. They discuss SNAP Benefits, the Farm Bill, the Food Stamp Challenge, the balance between advocacy work and the charitable work of food banks and food pantries, and what is at stake in November’s election.