Leonard “Leibel” Fein
“Can we move from the language of kindness to the language of justice? Can we move from philanthropic sensibility to political commitment? The problem of hunger is not a problem that can readily be solved by charity. Hunger exists not because food is lacking, but because the will to justice is lacking. We must build the bridges that connect politics to ethics and charity and justice.”
Leonard “Leibel” Fein was a Jewish intellectual, writer, and activist, who is widely considered to be one of the founders of today’s Jewish social justice movement. In 1985, he founded MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, which has become one of the leading national anti-hunger organizations working to end hunger for all people in the U.S. and Israel.
MAZON fights for a world where those in need are supported, the powerful are held to account, and hunger is a distant memory. Please join us as we learn from the past to shape our vision for the future. Visit the Wishing Tree and leave your wish today.
Galleries & Exhibits
- 11865-1925: Hunger in the Industrial City
- 21929-1940: America in Crisis and Recovery
- 31945-1965: WWII and the Paradoxes of the Postwar Era
- 41955-1980: The Fight for the Right to Food
- 51975-1996: The Unmaking of the Great Society
- 61997-Present: How It Is — And How It Should Be