New York Jewish Week
April 9, 2008
PASSOVER: Why Is This Item Different?:A guide to some intriguing new products, recipes and causes to enhance your Passover celebration.
by Sandee Brawarsky
Special To The Jewish Week
Many pots and pans used for Passover have served families for generations. As you pull the Passover cookware out of closets and think about replacing the old, consider sending some new and essential solar cookware to the women of Darfur.
Solar cookers convert sunlight into heat to cook food. These pots will help the women in refugee camps in Chad, across the border from Sudan, to avoid the dangerous job of searching for firewood outside of the camps, where they are often violently attacked. And, since there is no need to tend a fire with a solar cooker, the women are free to do other tasks.
A $30 donation to Jewish World Watch supports one family by providing two solar cookers, skills training and two potholders. A $150 donation supports five families by providing 10 solar cookers, training and 10 potholders.
Rachel Andres was recently awarded the Charles Bronfman Prize for her work with the JWW Solar Cooker Project. To make a donation, contact JWW at (818) 501-1836, or go to jewishworldwatch.org.