Congresswoman Nita Lowey participates in AJWS Global Hunger Shabbat


Congresswoman Nita Lowey participates in AJWS Global Hunger Shabbat

March 15, 2010

On March 19, Congresswoman Nita Lowey will join AJWS Board Member Rabbi Richard Jacobs and his congregants at the Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, New York to participate in a "Global Hunger Shabbat". The Westchester Reform Temple service will be one of more than 200 events that will take place simultaneously in synagogues, schools and homes throughout the U.S. and internationally to raise awareness about hunger in developing countries.

Representing the 18th Congressional District of New York, Congresswoman Lowey chairs the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs. In her powerful role, the Congresswoman has been a champion of human rights around the world. AJWS and the Westchester Reform Temple welcome her active engagement on the issue of global hunger and her participation in Global Hunger Shabbat.

Global Hunger Shabbat is part of AJWS's campaign, Fighting Hunger from the Ground Up, created to raise awareness about the causes of hunger and implement grassroots solutions to end it. AJWS supports local organizations in developing countries to effect change on the ground, while at the same time, engages the Jewish community in political advocacy to address the underlying roots of the problem.

For more information about the Global Hunger Shabbat, please visit:

Global Hunger Shabbat at Westchester Reform Temple
March 19, 2010
7:45 p.m.
Westchester Reform Temple
255 Mamaroneck Road
Scarsdale, NY  10583