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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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September 9th, 2013

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

Each day this Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, in an unremarkable suburb of northwest London, 250 young Jews will gather among friends, family and wider community to celebrate the High Holidays together for the fifth year running. Many things make this particular gathering special, but perhaps the most obvious is that it takes place not in a synagogue but a house.

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August 29th, 2013

Elyssa Moss Rabinowitz, an ROI community member, directs Kol HaOt, a venture dedicated to conveying Jewish ideas, texts and values through the arts. Through her work in Jerusalem, Elyssa creates worlds of Jewish meaning and beauty by using all forms of media and creates interactive, participatory events and programs of Jewish content for institutions and families.

In a few days we’ll celebrate Rosh HaShanah, one of my favorite holidays. It usually falls just as my kids have gone back to school and we’re all gearing up for a new year. It is a time of renewal and of family – always filled with good food, festive traditions and wishes, hopes and prayers for the future.

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