Local Jewish Community Responds to the Death of Rep. John Lewis

Esther D. Kustanowitz
July 21, 2020

Continuing to Guide Our Path
Congressman John Lewis was a leader without equal. We saw this not only in his steadfast support for ending hunger in America, but also his unwavering commitment to leading others to join him. At MAZON’s annual National Hunger Seder, in a room full of passionate leaders each offering powerful remarks, when John Lewis spoke, the room became hushed and focused. He lifted us up with his oratory, clarity and wisdom. All with a twinkle in his eye and a delicious sense of humor. We miss him. We mourn his death and we grieve for our country, which has lost a leading light. His memory will truly be a blessing, continuing to guide our path toward justice for all those facing hunger, poverty and inequity.

Abby J. Leibman, president and CEO, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger