By Joel Magalnick, Editor, The Jewish Sound
When there are so many of us in our Jewish community that don’t worry about where our next meal is coming from, we can easily forget there are plenty who do. That’s why so many local Jewish organizations have come together to offer a showing of a documentary, “A Place at the Table,” an investigation of the issue of chronic hunger across the United States, what we can do about it.
As Will Berkovitz, CEO of Jewish Family Service of Greater Seattle, told JTNews earlier this summer, despite the impression of a booming city, JFS’s Polack Food Bank has had its busiest year in its history, meaning that more people than most of us realize are going without. And that includes children.
Following the screening, Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg of Congregation Kol Ami, Jana Lissiak, manager of JFS’s Polack food bank, and professional lobbyist Nancy Sapiro will hold a panel about how to solve the hunger problem.
The event is co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, the Stroum Jewish Community Center, the Seattle Jewish Film Festival, Congregation Beth Shalom, and Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue, Jewish Family Service, National Council of Jewish Women, Temple Beth Am, Kavana Cooperative, Kadima, Congregation Kol Ami, Temple Beth Hatfiloh, and Temple De Hirsch Sinai.