Five members of Knesset, four of them freshmen, participated this week in Chicago’s first restaurant-style kosher food program to help feed the city’s impoverished residents.

The MKs were on a three-city tour of the US, sponsored by the Jewish Federations of North America and the Jewish Agency for Israel, which was meant to give the legislators firsthand experience with Jewish communities in North America.

Deputy Education Minister Avi Wortzman (Jewish Home); Nachman Shai (Labor); David Tzur (Hatnua); and Yehiel “Hilik” Bar and Yoel Rozbozov, both from Yesh Atid, participated in the event at the Chicago Federation’s JUF Uptown Cafe.

MK Nachman Shai (Labor) serves dinner to one of the guests at the JUF Uptown Cafe (photo credit: Steve Donisch)

MK Nachman Shai (Labor) serves dinner to one of the guests at the JUF Uptown Cafe (photo credit: Steve Donisch)