On Passover, we celebrate freedom from oppression in Egypt. But how can we celebrate when too many people are still oppressed by the shackles of daily hunger? Now must be a time to come together and say, “enough,” a time to actualize our Passover Seder promise to “let all who are hungry come and eat.”
The JCPA’s national Hunger Seders mobilization is now underway and over 40 communities in 23 states are working to translate Passover’s message of freedom and renewal into an opportunity to advocate for both awareness of the food insecurity in our communities and the safety nets we must ensure are available for those in need.
The capstone of this national mobilization will be the JCPA’s National Hunger Seder on April 14th on Capitol Hill. At this Seder, Members of Congress, interfaith and anti-hunger leaders, and local children will join together to tell the story of the oppression of hunger and bring the voices from 23 states together into a loud, strong national call to overcome hunger in our midst. Participants in this National Hunger Seder will include Rabbi Steve Gutow (President, JCPA), Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Kevin Concannon (Undersecretary, US Department of Agriculture), Tony Hall (Director, Alliance to End Hunger), Ed Cooney (Executive Director, Congressional Hunger Center), Rabbi David Saperstein (Director, Religious Action Center), and many others.
For more information on JCPA Hunger Seders, and to plan a Hunger Seder in your community or use 1-page Hunger Seder inserts in your family Hagaddah, contact Elana at 202-212-6037 or email@example.com.
Visit the JCPA Hunger Seder website.