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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

Reflections from REALITY's First Couple's Retreat

In this participant-led gathering the attendees were the experts, facilitating sessions on communication styles, integrating Judaism and rituals into the home, creating a Couples Mission Statement, blending different family cultural and religious backgrounds, Chevruta discussion, family planning, leading hikes, etc. The objective stated for the weekend was to get out of the sessions and interactions with your peers what you needed.

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Reflections from REALITY’s Nash-Bash

A couple weeks ago, participants from REALITY Israel 2014 traveled to Nashville, TN to reunite with friends from this summer’s trip. Some of us flew, some drove and some just walked down the street. From the moment we arrived, it felt as if we had been transported to a different place, a bubble filled with friends all united by common experiences and a commitment to social justice.

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Drawing Strength from Numbers and from Spirit

AZA and BBG Global Shabbat is a unique experience that unites Jewish teens from around the world to celebrate one of Judaism’s most important festivals together. It seems like an unreal possibility, though as the sun slipped away on Friday, November 7, our excitement grew because we knew that we could have pointed to anywhere on the globe, and there would soon be a BBYO Shabbat celebration somewhere nearby.

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Today You Are a Man

I felt that Isabella Freedman, among other things, should be filling gaps for under-served populations in the Jewish community. And, I had a hunch that Jewish LGBTQ teens might be one of those communities. While I had no personal experience with that community, I had certainly read about LGBTQ teens in general facing bullying, depression, and worse. I sensed this was an area where we could make a difference.

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The Intersection of Jewish Identity, Jewish Values and Global Sustainability

When I was asked to write an essay on sustainability, Jewish and global, I immediately thought of our greatest renewable resource: young people. Indeed, our future depends on our ability to inspire generation after generation of young people to take an active role in making the world a better place.

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