by Klaudia Klimek It is interesting how one submits to the context of the situation one finds himself in. I always considered myself someone who is open to new people, places and cultures. It is assumed that a sociologist should be, and should have the ability to not only perceive more in his surroundings but also be able to analyze the events concerning societies or groups, as well as weaving theories into general statements. I am sitting … [Read more...] about From Krakow to Bochum: The Journey Begins
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by Andrea Rose Cheatham Kasper I was sitting in the synagogue during my older brother’s Bar Mitzvah listening to my dad’s speech. Although we have it somewhere, printed out by an old printer on perforated sheets, I don’t need to read it to remember my dad’s most striking piece of advice, “Learn to make something with your hands.” It is this line that has remained a connecting thread through so much of my life and which has also been repeated … [Read more...] about Hands-On Education: Where Jewish Education Comes to Life
by Caylee Talpert Last year I wrote an article for the American Jewish Committee’s Global Voices Blog, where I shared some of my disenchantment with NGO’s in Nepal. While I believed the organisation I volunteered with was doing some very important work, I felt that many of the traditional NGO’s I encountered where largely inefficient, unaccountable to their recipients and more concerned with keeping donor money flowing than making a … [Read more...] about What is Social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise All About?
by Aaron Fenster Aaron spoke about his experience as an AVODAH corps member at the Washington, DC Partners in Justice event honoring Marcia E. Weinberg and Rabbi Harold S. White. His remarks follow below. I’d like to tell you a story. It’s about a woman named Erica - one of our clients at Miriam’s Kitchen, a place that provides food, clothing, poetry classes, art therapy, case management services and more to low-income DC residents. Erica … [Read more...] about Erica’s Story
by Saul Sudin Perched atop a residential skyscraper in New York City, twelve emerging artists from across the Judeo-religious and geographic landscape shared their work in an engaging event presented by Jewish Art Now and Bridging the Gap. The evening included a full scale exhibition, presentations and demonstrations from the artists, a pop-up shop of unique art ephemera, and interactive umbrella art, open to all attending. This one … [Read more...] about Jewish Art Brought Down to Earth at “Sky Gallery”