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Abby Leibman to lead MAZON

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(JTA) — Abby Leibman, who has served in a leadership capacity at several nonprofit organizations, has been named president and CEO of MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger.

Leibman, the co-founder and executive director for the past 12 years of the California Women’s Law Center, has an extensive background in advocacy in the nonprofit and state government arenas.

She has served in a leadership capacity at such nonprofit organizations as Jewish World Watch, Jewish Family Service, California Women Lawyers, the American Jewish Congress, the West Hollywood Human Services Commission, the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles and the Progressive Jewish Alliance.

Leibman teaches courses on advocacy, justice and civil rights as adjunct faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles and the American Jewish University.

MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger is a national nonprofit organization working to prevent and alleviate hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds in the United States, Israel and some developing nations.

“The need for MAZON — its advocacy, its policy work and its grant making — is more critical than ever before in our lifetime," Leibman said. "I look forward to building on MAZON’s remarkable achievements and bringing my passion for advocacy and justice to the struggle to end hunger.”

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