MAZON collaborates with diverse stakeholders to showcase what’s possible: a country built on compassion, mutual support, and meaningful opportunity. By reflecting on the world as it is, we create a vision of what it could be — one where those in need are supported, the powerful are held to account, and hunger is a distant memory.
Each year the High Holy Days offer us a moment of reflection and renewal. 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, Senior Outreach Manager, with any questions.
Send E-Cards to Your Loved Ones for the High Holy Days
Sending e-cards is a special way to honor your loved ones an celebrate the High Holy Days together. A donation to MAZON helps us fight for a world in which no one must suffer the indignities of hunger.
Watch our High Holy Days Video
We invite you to watch this short video — on your own, with your loved ones, or as part of a High Holy Days service or learning session — and then reflect on the themes using our discussion guide and other materials below.
The statistics referenced in the video reflect the height of the pandemic. For the latest information, explore our Hunger in America page.
Join Us on Social Media
We’ve put together a toolkit of High Holy Day graphics to share on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Share them on your social platforms to engage your community in MAZON’s fight to end hunger this High Holy Day season.
Share MAZON’s High Holy Day Ads
We encourage you to feature MAZON’s High Holy Day ads in your synagogue’s mailings or virtual newsletters, as a way to spread awareness about how your community can join MAZON in our fight against hunger.
Order High Holy Day Materials
Fill out a simple form to order MAZON donation envelopes to distribute during the High Holy Days. This is a perfect way to compliment food drives, encouraging your community to support MAZON's fight to end hunger in every community.
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.
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.
“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.”
Hunger in America
Hunger is as prevalent as it is pernicious. Food pantries and distribution sites are vital emergency resources for people facing food insecurity, but charity alone cannot address the full scope of hunger in the U.S., and it was never designed to do so. Learn more about hunger in America and how we can work together to end it.
Include MAZON in Your Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Jewish tradition teaches that we deepen our own happiness when we share our joyous celebrations with people in need. MAZON has created materials to integrate meaningful tzedakah and tikkun olam opportunities into Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations.
Urge Congress to Reintroduce the Tribal Nutrition Improvement Act
Join us in urging Congress to reintroduce the Tribal Nutrition Improvement Act, which would enable Tribes to administer child nutrition programs in Indian Country and ensure culturally appropriate food. Take action now.
Educate Your Community
MAZON offers a suite of materials to help educate and engage individuals and communities about the scope of hunger and how we can work together to end it. Learn more.