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Mazon Launches Project to Combat Senior Hunger

In response to the escalating number of seniors struggling to put food on the table, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hung...

In response to the escalating number of seniors struggling to put food on the table, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger (MAZON) has launched a new initiative, in partnership with the Association of Jewish Family & Children’s Agencies (AJFCA), designed to help low-income, food-insecure seniors get the nutrition assistance they need. More specifically, Solutions to Senior Hunger™, which is generously funded by the Walmart Foundation, is designed to reduce the barriers that keep vulnerable seniors from enrolling in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Continue reading here.

Mazon Launches Project to Combat Senior Hunger, February 14, 2014, San Diego Jewish World, by Donald Harrison
 

Disability Activists Lobby Congress

Caregiving for loved ones, lobbying Congress to help those with disabilities and joining the United Nations' conv...

Caregiving for loved ones, lobbying Congress to help those with disabilities and joining the United Nations' convention on rights for the disabled are some of the issues being discussed during Jewish Disability Awareness Month.
 
Sixty-five Jewish activists from 12 states and the District of Columbia lobbied Congress Feb. 6 during the fourth-annual Jewish Disability Advocacy Day, sponsored by the Jewish Federations of North America and the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. They urged their members of Congress to pass the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act and support the United States becoming a part of the United Nations' international disability treaty. Continue reading to learn more about AJFCA's involvement

Disability Activists Lobby Congress, February 12, 2014, Washington Jewish Week, by Suzanne Pollak

American Jewish Organizations Urge Public to Learn About their Options and then Get Covered

You're invited you to participate in the upcoming Jewish Community Day of Action for Health Care Coverage one wee...

You're invited you to participate in the upcoming Jewish Community Day of Action for Health Care Coverage one week from today, on Tuesday, February 18th. The Day of Action is part of The White House, Office of Public Engagement's ongoing efforts to ensure that Americans have access to quality, affordable health coverage and to educate them about the current open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which closes on March 31st. Learn more here.