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August 28th, 2014

This story comes to us from Challah for Hunger, a not-for profit organization with over 60 active chapters around the globe, mostly based on university campuses, that bakes and sells challah bread and uses the proceeds to support social justice causes.  

Sapir Nachum is a fourth year student at the University of Virginia and is currently president of Challah for Hunger at UVA. Sapir recently served as a member of the Partnership Committee to select a national partner for Challah for Hunger.

At 2:00AM Israel time, I tuned in to our Partnership Committee’s first video conference. While there are few things that can usually keep me up this late, Challah for Hunger has been a huge part of my college experience and not even the late hour could deter me from working with other Challah enthusiasts to shape the future of our organization. Specifically, our committee was tasked with looking for a new national partner for Challah for Hunger.

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August 21st, 2014

This story comes to us from BBYO, the leading pluralistic teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences. For 90 years, BBYO has provided identity enrichment and leadership development experiences for hundreds of thousands of Jewish teens.

Hayley Krolik is a rising junior at Henry M. Gunn High School in Palo Alto, California. She has been a proud member of BBYO for over two years and recently returned from BBYO’s International Kallah, a program dedicated to helping members discover their Jewish identity.

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August 13th, 2014

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Jaycee Greenblatt is very engaged in the Dallas Jewish community, and currently serves on the Young Adult Division board of the Jewish Federation, on JDC Entwine’s planning committee and is a Moishe House resident. She is also very passionate about the work of Dallas Habitat (Habitat for Humanity), as well as creating a unified Jewish community.

Jaycee’s idea to bring together the Jewish young adult community in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas to work with the Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity was recently chosen to receive a $1,000 #MakeItHappen micro grant! #MakeItHappen asked young Jews from around the world to submit ideas for what they would do to create a meaningful experience in their Jewish communities. With the support of several community partners, more than 150 ideas were selected to receive a $1k or $5k micro grant to help them go from dream to reality! 

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August 11th, 2014
This story comes to us from Repair the World, which enables people to transform their neighborhoods, cities and lives through meaningful service experiences rooted in Jewish values, history and heritage. Author Leah Koenig spoke with Challah for Hunger chapter member Betsy Besser about her experience with the national organization that bakes and sells challah to raise money for social justice causes.
 
This article first appeared on the Repair the World blog.

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August 6th, 2014

Matúš Horvatovič travels back and forth from his hometown of Bratislava, Slovakia to Brno, Czech Republic where he studies international relations at Masaryk University. You can find him working on behalf of the Jewish youth in Slovakia and enjoying student life in Brno.

Matúš’s idea to bring the Shabbat experience to young people in small communities in Slovakia was recently chosen to receive a $1,000 #MakeItHappen micro grant! #MakeItHappen asked young Jews from around the world to submit ideas for what they would do to create a meaningful experience in their Jewish communities. With the support of several community partners, more than 150 ideas were selected to receive a $1k or $5k micro grant to help them go from dream to reality! 

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September 24th, 2013

This article first appeared in the Jerusalem Post.

Many years ago, I was asked what I hoped to achieve through the foundation I had started with my late husband, Charles. I responded with a phrase that still describes our work: spreading the joy of Jewish living, giving and learning.

Our foundation has spent a great deal of time on the “living” and “learning” aspects of our vision. We have invested in creating and supporting opportunities to strengthen the identities and leadership capacities of young Jews to ensure they take ownership for perpetuating vibrant Jewish life.

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September 23rd, 2013

Martin Storrow is the Director of Leadership Development and Alumni Relations at Moishe House. Moishe House trains, supports and sponsors young Jewish leaders as they create vibrant home-based communities for themselves and their peers. Moishe House Ignite, a new leadership initiative combining weekend summits, virtual learning and a fellowship for Jewish adults in their twenties, launches this fall. 

1. What inspires you to get out of bed every day? 

The opportunity to be creative. I love the idea that something we do, make or say today could potentially outlive us. I think we often forget the inevitable ripple effect we can have on the world, and many mornings I hop out of bed like I’m jumping into a lake, ready to make a splash.

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September 23rd, 2013

Martin Storrow is the Director of Leadership Development and Alumni Relations at Moishe House. Moishe House trains, supports and sponsors young Jewish leaders as they create vibrant home-based communities for themselves and their peers. Moishe House Ignite, a new leadership initiative combining weekend summits, virtual learning and a fellowship for Jewish adults in their twenties, launches this fall. 

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September 18th, 2013

Sarah Kornhauser is the Director of Hazon in Denver, Colorado and an ROI Community member. Along with the rest of the Denver Hazon staff, she focuses on capacity building, network weaving and supporting individuals and organizations with big ideas around the intersection of food, the environment and Jewish tradition. Sarah operates on the strong belief that being Jewish can be a vibrant lens through which to view and transform the world.

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September 9th, 2013

Joel Stanley is Director of International Programming for Moishe House, was a founding resident of Moishe House London and is helping organize this year’s Grassroots Jews: Independent Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Services in London.

1. What inspires you to get out of bed every day?

A lot of what I do is about creating community experiences that give people a feeling of connection to each other and encouraging them to find creativity and joy.

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