JCRC and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sponsor Interfaith Hunger Seder

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Michael and Barbara Newmark Institute for Human Relations at the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis (JCRC), and the JCRC’s Bohm Social Justice Initiative, in collaboration with: the Community Against Poverty (CAP) Hunger Task Force and partnering agencies Bread for the World, Empower Missouri, Jewish Family & Children’s Service, CROP Walk/Church World Service and Operation Food Search, will host the 2016 Community Hunger Seder on Thursday, April 14 at 6:00 PM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints church located at 15081 Clayton Road 63017. The Seder is part of a national Hunger Seder mobilization coordinated by the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) and MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger. The mobilization focuses on addressing the root causes of poverty in the United States.
Both the Jewish community and the Mormon community are committed to the principle that meeting the needs of the hungry is a religious imperative and a priority. This year, the Seder will have a special focus on hunger among military families and military veterans. In recent years, the nation has witnessed an increase in the number of military families and veterans showing up at food pantries looking for help in feeding their families. Evidence shows widespread reliance on food pantries and distribution programs on and near military bases. This is a problem that continues to worsen each year.
At the Seder, participants will read from a specially designed Passover Hadaggah, a book containing the liturgy of the service that commemorates the journey of the Jewish people from slavery in ancient Egypt to freedom. Rabbi Josef A. Davidson, Rabbi at Congregation B’nai Amoona, will be officiating at the Seder. The Hadaggah will have special readings addressing the importance of working to make all people free from hunger, including military veterans and military families. The program will conclude with a call to action including specific steps that can be taken to reduce food insecurity in St. Louis and nationally.
Participants are requested to bring donations of canned food to benefit area food pantries. This event is free and open to the entire community.
RSVPs are required for the event and space is limited. RSVP here. For more information, contact Gail Wechsler at JCRC at GWechsler@JCRCSTL.org or 314-442-3894.

3 Comments

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  2. Paul Gallo

    This is a wonderful event and interfaith effort!

  3. #KENYA
    Some christian consider the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints as a cult.
    Then I like the definition of cult “a relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or sinister.”
    Let’s call it a sinister business.

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