Jerusalem Food Co-ops Face Closure for Lack of Funds

Coffers depleted due to UJA-Federation decision to stop its long-standing support.

Eleven years before the social justice protest, and 12 years before social and ecological cooperative stores became a trend in this country, Barabara Epstein established the first food cooperative in Jerusalem's Katamon neighborhood. Despite the considerable help it's brought to needy families, the cooperative might be forced to close down within weeks, due to the UJA-Federation's decision to stop its...