What We Do

Education

Investing in reform efforts across the United States that improve educational opportunities and outcomes for all students.

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Jewish Community and Israel

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Jewish Community and Israel

Helping to build inclusive Jewish communities, strengthen the State of Israel and repair the world.

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Local Initiatives

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Local Initiatives

Enhancing the quality of life in our hometowns of Tulsa, OK, and Jerusalem, Israel.

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Recent News and Updates

Be Big. Act Small.

I felt optimistically confident that there could be 75 Moishe Houses around the world. With the right team, board members, funding and, most importantly, residents, I believed we could achieve this ambitious goal. Last month, Moishe House Austin signed a lease and will soon open its doors to hundreds of young adults, marking the 76th Moishe House in 17 countries. 

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The Change-the-World Shabbat Dinner

Observance varies widely within each residence, but one principle does not: lifting people up. “Three words in Deuteronomy,” says Cheryl Cook, Avodah’s new executive director, ‘Tzedek, tzedek tirdof’ – ‘Justice, Justice, Shall You Pursue.’ We’re not just encouraged to pursue justice, we’re commanded. Avodah answers that charge.”

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The Ties That Bind

Throughout the weekend it was extremely enlightening to hear the stories of the Baltic Jewish Network entrepreneurs and we spent many hours sharing experiences and swapping advice. We come from all over the world and being Jewish makes us instant family, something we can all relate to. We all speak the same language and have a similar understanding of one another.

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Passover, Community and Celebration in the Australian Bush

Looking out and interacting with the crowd, I noticed there were people who were there out of respect for tradition and sentimentality. Some were curious and some passers-by just wanted to be part of something meaningful. Like all Seders prior to this one, we asked the Why questions, sang the songs of our forefathers and ate the traditional foods. Everyone had opportunities to speak up and share their ideas of freedom and to express their creativity through ovation or performance. 

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