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Jewish lives today are born of inspiration, not obligation. So how do we inspire? By empowering young Jews to engage in meaningful Jewish experiences, build inclusive Jewish communities, connect to the State of Israel and repair the world.

We are invested in ensuring a bright future for a diverse, dynamic, inclusive Jewish people deeply connected to Israel and committed to making the world a better place.

To us, “Jewish” is neither a static nor insular term. While a set of core values underpins Jewish traditions, the Jewish community is a rich and constantly expanding tapestry of experiences, identities and ideas.

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We see our work as part of a virtuous cycle of young Jewish engagement that fosters global connectedness, promotes a culture of service, connects young people with Israel and welcomes all who seek to lead actively Jewish lives. 
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We are proud to support a range of programs and organizations that share our commitment to strengthening the Jewish community and the State of Israel.

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Our Initiatives

We have developed a series of programs that invest in building the capacity of individuals who demonstrate significant leadership potential. We provide participants with a suite of opportunities for learning, skills-building, professional development and networking, with a particular focus on both entrepreneurs and those who are creating change from within organizations.

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Jewish Community and Israel: News and Updates

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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