By Benjamin Laniado As an international humanitarian agency, our goal is clear: to provide help to those affected by natural disasters in the fastest and most efficient manner. To do so, we need volunteers willing to sacrifice their time - and, sometimes, their lives - to … [Read more...] about Want to Form Resilient Citizens? Start Young.
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By Benjamin Laniado Most NGOs operate under a scarcity paradigm: the rent, the wages, and the operating costs are always getting in the way of the cause. Even when we do make ends meet, we are so in love with our idealistic poverty that we fail to notice the wealth of … [Read more...] about What Being a ‘Jewish NGO’ Really Means
Trinidadian author and caterer serves up hummus, hallah and Jewish connection By Maayan Jaffe-HoffmaneJewish Philanthropy Goodbye callaloo soup, hello hummus and hallah. That’s what Nicholas Jagdeo says. The United Kingdom-born, Trinidadian author whose debut n … [Read more...] about From Calypso and Callaloo Soup to Klezmer and Kneidel
Limmud leaders from across Latin and North America convened in Mexico City this past weekend for the first-ever Limmud Elements Americas immersive leadership and learning retreat. Among the communities represented: Buenos Aires, Caracas, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Sao Paulo, … [Read more...] about Activists from Canada to Chile convened in Mexico City for first-ever Limmud Elements Americas
By Shana Medel for eJewishPhilanthropy.com A college student in ripped jeans and a tank top gazes at a whiteboard scrawled with Hebrew words. A few seats away sits a middle-aged man in a crisp polo, twiddling a pencil between his fingers as he recites the … [Read more...] about Off Campus: How Hillels outside North America Reach Students of all Ages