By Lauren Gross and Darren Rabinowitz About an hour outside of Kigali, twenty minutes off the main road, lies an oasis for the orphaned and vulnerable youth of Rwanda called the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village (ASYV). While there, these teens learn English, math, science and … [Read more...] about From Rwanda, Two Visions of Tikkun Olam
By Caroline Dorn It’s Saturday night. I’m on the rooftop of our hotel in Buenos Aires, standing in a big circle, 25 of us arm in arm. It’s Havdallah, the Jewish ceremony marking the end of Shabbat and the beginning of a new week. Twisted candles glow, warming the night as we p … [Read more...] about Global Intersectionality: Discovering LGBTQ+ and Jewish Identity in Uruguay and Argentina
Our generation, with screens everywhere and friends at our fingertips, don’t need to be engaged. We need to be inspired. We need to be uplifted, and empowered, and given the space to build the communities we want to be a part of. By Samantha Levinson I’m a military bra … [Read more...] about From Virginia to Europe, My Jewish Journey Goes Full Circle
By Romi Rutovitz I moved to Warsaw in November, and since then the most common question that has been asked of me is why Poland? How did you end up here - where Jewish life was almost decimated under the Nazis and the Communists - comes quickly afterwards. My first visit to … [Read more...] about Why Poland?
By Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman eJewish Philanthropy Is a new generation of mega-donors fueling counter-establishment trends and reinventing aspects of Jewish religious and communal life? Steven Windmueller, Rabbi Alfred Gottschalk Emeritus Professor at Hebrew Union College - … [Read more...] about Shift in Giving Styles Continues