Caring for vulnerable children living in the slums and villages of India

Below are some useful educational and informational links and resources about India, global hunger and poverty, and social justice in the Jewish tradition.

Article written by GPM Staff 

"Innovative Education for Girls and Women in Rural India", by Thaiza Diaz and Jacob Sztokman, Hebrew University - Glocal International Development Magazine February 2018

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"Jewish peoplehood: A view from Mumbai", by Jacob Sztokman and Elana Sztokman, Peoplehood Papers 13, Spring 2014, a publication of the Center for Jewish Peoplehood Education
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Social justice in the Jewish tradition 

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz of
Uri L'Zedek, in his new book Jewish Ethics and Social Justice  offers a comprehensive look at issues of social justice from a Jewish perspective

Dr. Elana Sztokman, in "
Strangers and Kindness in Jewish Culture", writes about the tension in the Jewish community between helping Jews ("aniye ircha") and helping non-Jews

Large collection of 
educational resources on hunger from the people at Mazon.

Dvar Tzedek, a project of AWJS, offers a series of commentaries on the Torah portion using the lens of social justice.

Social justice bibliography, a list of interesting books and articles collected by the folks at Repair the World.

Social justice panel at JESNA, exploring the question of how to educate for social justice in Jewish schools and educational environments

Perspectives on social justice around the Jewish holidays and other Jewish themes using Torah texts from the people at Avodah.

Collection of educational resources on mutual responsibility, from Areyvut
Global Poverty and Hunger
925 million people do not have enough to eat, this and more f
acts about food insecurity from the Pulitzer Center 

Nearly 50,000 people die everyday from hunger -- more info from
Hearts and Minds End Poverty campaign.

One out of every seven people on the planet is hungry -- from the
2012 World Hunger and Povery report

Over half the world -- 3 billion people -- live on less than $2.50 a day, from Poverty Facts and Stats

Some 98% of the world's poor live in underdeveloped countries -- more information from
The Hunger Project

Topics effecting the aid community and online debates that ensue. Good Intentions-Aid Debates

Some one million people live in the Dharavi slums in Mumbai, Asia's biggest slum, from The Economist

50,000 people live per square kilometer in Mumbai, from The Guardian

Over one million people in India do not have running water, from Charity water

The number of Indians living in slums will triple within 25 years without intervention, according to
South Indian Analysis

Two million children die each year in India from malnutrition, according to CNN

The connection between child labour and poverty in India, an article by
G.T. Leiten


For more information, or to find out how Gabriel Project Mumbai tackles important issues of social justice and global hunger, contact us today.