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Fasten your seatbelts and stow your bread—Passover 2016 is ready for takeoff.
Ready to learn, ready to lead. Meet the 2016 Schusterman Fellows!
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As the new Communications Fellow, I’m really excited to start contributing to the Foundation’s digital presence. Social media and the broader web represent incredible opportunities to enhance Schusterman initiatives and communities through timely and compelling content. I want to better understand how the Foundation's communications can not only complement ongoing philanthropy, but can help achieve Schusterman’s mission.Read more
El Salvador, where I work, is desperately in need of these kinds of conversations. This year, it became “the homicide capital of the world”. This tiny country of just six-million has 20-30 murders per day as a result of rampant gang-violence that targets young people. In ConTextos, we work in public schools, juvenile detention and prisons, providing literacy programming to some of the world’s most vulnerable young people. As a result, I’ve seen how powerful conversations can promote tolerance and reflection.Read more
For many people, the onset of summer camp season is a reminder to arm your kids with bug spray, get that Sharpie out to write their names on the insides of their collars and acquire cherished care package fixings. For Rabbi Becky Silverstein, the Education Director at Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center and the first transgender rabbi hired by a Conservative congregation, the season means something a little different: it’s represents an opportunity to keep chipping away at alienating binary gender distinctions in the Jewish community and beyond.Read more