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

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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Changing Lives with a Bar of Soap: The Story of Sundara

Erin Zaikis’s work demonstrates the same truism: big ideas for social change start modestly. Now 27, the Massachusetts native is the brains behind Sundara, a three-year old non-profit organization that hires unemployed and underemployed women in India, Uganda and Myanmar to recycle hotel soap using a zero-waste process, and makes them hygiene ambassadors in communities that suffer from high rates of death from diarrhea, pneumonia and other hygiene-related maladies.

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