MAZON Relies on Public Support in Its Efforts to End Hunger

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MAZON
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Rabbi Jonathan Z. Maltzman has overseen the Kol Shalom synagogue in Rockville, Maryland, for over 15 years. Beyond his day-to-day activities as a religious leader, Jonathan Maltzman has supported the pursuits of several organizations, including MAZON, a nonprofit that works to end hunger in the United States and Israel.

Those who would like to support MAZON and its various initiatives to help those facing food insecurity can get involved with the organization in a variety of ways. In addition to accepting one-time monetary donations online, by phone, and through traditional mail, MAZON oversees a sustaining donor program that enables individuals to make automatic monthly donations via credit/debit card or a checking account.

Other ways to support the organization financially include gifts of appreciated stock, planned giving strategies, and fundraisers. MAZON makes it easy to host fundraisers by providing ideas and support for campaigns that can be organized around various community events, including garage sales, bake sales, and craft fairs.

In addition to providing financial support, those interested in advancing MAZON’s work can take action by getting involved in the organization’s various advocacy campaigns. Currently, MAZON is focused on protecting funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which helps millions of Americans feed their families. For more information about MAZON and the ways you can support its work, visit www.mazon.org.

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Underrated Destinations in South America That Are worth Visiting

 

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Canoa, Ecuador
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A Maryland-based rabbi, Jonathan Z. Maltzman provides leadership to the Conservative synagogue Kol Shalom in Maryland. Outside of his work with the synagogue, Rabbi Jonathan Maltzman enjoys traveling the world, including South America.

Buenos Aires in Argentina and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil are some of South America’s most popular destinations, but tourists willing to explore can find plenty of underrated spots dotted around the continent. Some of South America’s most overlooked destinations include:

Canoa, Ecuador. Visitors who want to avoid the complete party atmosphere of Montanita can find peace in Canoa. This destination is suitable for those who want to spend some time surfing or lounging on the uncrowded beach.

Montevideo, Uruguay. Despite being the capital of Uruguay, Montevideo is often overshadowed by South America’s more popular destinations. Featuring numerous historic buildings, art deco and art nouveau architecture, and 14 miles of beaches, the city provides visitors with a wide range of activities.

El Bolsón, Argentina. Located roughly four hours away from Patagonia’s Lake District, El Bolsón gives travelers the opportunity to relax and connect with nature. There are numerous opportunities for horseback riding, biking, rafting, and hiking around the small village.

Phillies Use Eighth Pick for Adam Haseley in the 2017 MLB Draft

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Adam Haseley
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Since 2001, Rabbi Jonathan Z. Maltzman has served the congregation of Kol Shalom in Rockville, Maryland. Outside of the synagogue, Jonathan Z. Maltzman maintains a love for collegiate and professional sports. He particularly enjoys watching games of Philadelphia teams, including the Philadelphia Phillies.

With the eighth overall pick in the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, the Phillies selected 21-year-old Adam Haseley from the University of Virginia. The 6-foot-1-inch, 195-pound Haseley was an exceptional outfielder and pitcher during three seasons of play with the UV Cavaliers. As a pitcher, he maintained a 9-3 record and an impressive 1.73 ERA in 2016, but he most likely will be a position player for the Phillies.

In 2017, Haseley boasted a .390 batting average, hitting 14 homers and 56 RBIs. He also shows discipline at the plate and speed around the bases, which can turn walks and base hits into runs. In Philadelphia, Haseley will join other young prospects including J.C. Crawford and Mickey Moniak, who was the number-one overall pick in last year’s MLB draft.