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

Make it Happen Grant Feature: From Shawarma to Service

Shwarma. Grape Leaves. Baklava. The savory and sweet flavors of Syrian cuisine created by an entrepreneurial Atlanta refugee family featured in Forbes for the secret supper club. Kale. Tomatoes. Basil. The vegetables planted in the Historic Westside Gardens, an Atlanta urban farm founded to remove barriers of access to fresh, healthy food for intown residents. Two distinct communities. How did they discover their commonalities? Follow along on their day of farming and feasting powered by Jesse Grossman’s (Global 2015) #MakeItHappen Passover grant.  You can contact him to talk more about all things 'social impact' in Atlanta or where to find the best food in the city. In his words.

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VR as a Means of Global Change

I first heard about VR empathy storytelling at a tech conference at Paramount Pictures in 2015. One prominent filmmaker described VR’s ability to create first-person news experiences to increase global awareness and engage empathy. That’s when I realized VR wasn’t all about distraction and escapism; VR has the potential to shift paradigms, transform culture and catalyze real change in the world.

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Learning, Changing, Serving, Together in Nepal

“I am surprised by our different cultures, our different values,” he said. “In the month of joint orientation, we are mostly from different cultures, we celebrate Shabbat, and that was new for me, for all the Nepalese. In this festival, we have cooperated with each other. We cooked together and we eat together, and we discuss together.”

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