Global Hunger Shabbat dinner, Friday, November 2
Elon University is one of dozens of university campuses hosting a Global Hunger Shabbat on Friday, November 2, as part of a national initiative organized by American Jewish World Service. Elon Hillel's Global Shabbat dinner will be held at 6:00pm in Moseley 215.
The Shabbat dinner will include a simple (and free) vegetarian meal and will include thoughtful conversation about the problems of hunger. Where does hunger exist? What does the face of hunger look like? Is hunger a Jewish issue, and if so, how?
According to Kyla Sokoll-Ward ’14, an organizer of the event, "This event is important because not only is it vital to be aware of global issues, but we must also think critically about what we can do to end hunger. Each person is not responsible to solve the whole problem, but we are all responsible to do something. The first step to this is education and awareness."
Global Hunger Shabbat is one of the core aspects of the American Jewish world Service “Reverse Hunger” campaign. Reverse Hunger aims to reform our country’s international food aid policy, create a fair food system that reflects our community’s values, and spark the Jewish voice for change.
Rachel Stanley ’12 is organizing this event for the second time on Elon’s campus. “As members of a university community, we enjoy a high level of privilege. We get to learn and travel quite frequently, and by participating in American Jewish World Service's second annual Global Hunger Shabbat, we are doing our small part to eradicating hunger around the world. Enough though there is plenty of food in the world, nearly one billion people go hungry every single day. Global Hunger Shabbat is designed to help students figure out what they might do to help eradicate this problem."