What We Do

Education

Investing in reform efforts across the United States that improve educational opportunities and outcomes for all students, especially students in low-income communities.

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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

Baking for Social Change in Philadelphia

For the first eighteen years of my life, my Jewish identity was completely intertwined with service work. From weekly visits to the Collingswood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center with my Hebrew School class, to rebuilding homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina with my Jewish sleepaway camp, to social action projects with my NFTY youth group, volunteerism was embedded in my practice of Judaism.

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A Dose of Optimism at the Israel Deep Dive

And yet, surprisingly, I left Israel with a deeper commitment to being more Muslim. While our tour guide Michael Bauer was sharing his perspectives on Israeli culture, he mentioned that most Jews were non-secular. In fact, many Jews celebrated Passover and observed Shabbat more so because of their cultural significance and not their religious significance.

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The Israel Deep Dive Had Us Right Back on the Tour Bus

Nearly all of the REALITY trip participants at the gathering had a leadership role, which deepened the community experience. Some led seminars on storytelling, performed, emceed, facilitated panel discussions. One alum even led partner yoga and a dance break. My assignment was in line with my curiosities post-trip—I was the panel moderator for the breakout session on minority experiences in Israel.

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