By Alli Lesovoy The question: What can I do to combat racial injustice? I have a hard time figuring out where I fit in the fight for racial justice. All my life, I’ve seen instances of racial inequality. I’ve spent the past three years doing service in low income communities through my work at Repair the World. I’ve mobilized thousands of young people to volunteer alongside me. The more I saw and experienced, the deeper it pushed me to … [Read more...] about Giving Circles: A Powerful Tool for Racial Justice Work
As more Jewish organizations work to engage individuals, particularly young adults, in innovative ways, a new toolkit - We Plant Seeds: A How-to Guide for Effective Jewish Service-learning Programs - offers a range of activities for meaningful, effective, and authentic volunteer service experiences proven to attract and retain those audiences. Produced by Repair the World and Avodah, the toolkit’s activities draw on the organizations’ many years … [Read more...] about Now Available: We Plant Seeds: A How-to Guide for Effective Jewish Service-learning Programs
As our alumni make their homes in communities around the country, they are our primary conduit through which we make a meaningful impact on the broader Jewish community. By Rachel Glicksman [This is the fifth installment in a series that highlights the community case studies featured in the Alumni Playbook, an online resource from the Schusterman Family Foundation designed to help community initiators build robust alumni networks. To … [Read more...] about Engaging Our Alumni, Amplifying Our Impact
By JustCity Leadership Institute staff On the final day of the JustCity Leadership Institute last July, 18 teenagers hugged and said goodbye, ready to return to their regular lives. While this sight may be typical at the end of a high school summer program, there was something different about the way the lives of these students changed in just two weeks. In addition to forming incredible friendships and experiencing the excitement of New York … [Read more...] about Intentional Community Building: The Missing Ingredient for Jewish Teens
by Stephanie Ruskay I know five: five is the number needed to build a network, but more on that later. Apparently there is no magic bullet. If you want to map your network, you have to do some hard work. Facebook and LinkedIn can help, as can a good CRM (Customer Relationship Management) tool as well. But nothing beats asking your folks to identify who they are most connected to and starting from there. According to social scientist … [Read more...] about Who Knows Five?