High Holy Days

Every year during Yom Kippur, we read the words, “Is this not the fast I have chosen?” But millions of Americans do not choose their fast. May the sounding of the shofar call us to act on behalf of all those who are hungry in our midst. Please utilize MAZON’s High Holy Days materials for your family or community observances and contact Paul Sherman, Outreach Manager, with any questions.

High Holy Day Sermon Seeds
Ground a conversation about hunger in the larger themes of the High Holy Days with these "sermon seeds" for Rosh Hashanah, Kol Nidre, and Yom Kippur.
Yom Kippur Discussion Guide
Reflect on what lessons your will take out of your fast and into our world. How do we — each of us made in the image of God — emerge better from this season?
Yom Kippur Activity
Explore options for social action activities and discussions during your Yom Kippur programming.
MAZON Materials
Order MAZON materials — postcards, newsletters, reports, story cards, etc. — to distribute to your community during the High Holy Days.

Your community can help end hunger.

Many of us participate in food drives during the High Holy Days to help to those facing hunger locally. Please consider taking this one step further by fundraising for MAZON's work to change the systems and policies that allow hunger to persist.

Stories

Sharing stories of people struggling with food insecurity is a powerful way to help your community better understand the realities of who is hungry in America today and why. MAZON’s This Is Hunger program includes stories that are ideal for sharing in sermons or High Holy Day study sessions.

This is Hunger

“The food stamps we get aren’t enough to feed four people for a month. It makes me feel sad that my parents sometimes feed us kids and not themselves.”

“If sickness comes along, it can drain all your money in one day. That’s what happened to me.”

“I never imagined I’d get to this age and this would be my life... but if I could get $40 or $50 in food stamps, I could feed myself.”

“When my food stamps run out, it’s kinda scary not knowing if I'm gonna have any money to eat tomorrow.”

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