When entrepreneur Justin Dangel isn’t out listening to music in New Orleans or immersing himself in the poetry of Billy Collins, he’s busy launching start-ups. After working in the offices of the late Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy and then in the Senate office of Joe Biden, he started Voter.com during the 2000 election and then went on to found Consumers United, Inc. In 2014, he went on a REALITY’s Eden to Zion journey to Israel—a journey that set him on a path to new business ventures in Louisiana and in his home state of Massachusetts.
Summer school - two words typically not associated with changing the world. But, Karim Abouelnaga (Under 30 ‘16) is setting out to change that narrative. As a graduate of New York City’s public school system, Karim knew he had to make a difference and improve the lives of kids like him. He shared his most transformative moments along the way and take aways from REALITY that have shape his work. You can ask Karim more about education reform, leadership and social entrepreneurship. Learn more about him below.
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.
Partha Unnava (Under 30 ’17) is the CEO & Founder of Better Walk Inc. He currently resides in Atlanta and is an alumnus of Georgia Institute of Technology. On his journey, Partha created a video showcasing his REALITY journey. We reached out to Partha to get to know more about him and his video.
We write to you in our capacity as chair of the board and executive director, respectively, of the Academic Engagement Network (AEN) to express our deep concern that the law itself and its broad targeting are counterproductive in our work against the BDS movement in the United States.
In today's world only passing the traditions and knowledge of Torah is not enough. In order to retain our Jewish identity, we should lead an active Jewish life, stay connected to each other in our communities and all around the world.
We are excited to celebrate the incredible women in our network who are devoting their time and talent to empowering other women. Here, we asked a few members of our network (including ROI Community members, REALITY participants and Schusterman Fellows) to tell us a bit about themselves and their initiatives.
In these challenging times, we believe it is crucial for the Jewish community to stand together against anti-Semitism, racism and bigotry, and to speak out for love, tolerance, equality and justice for all.
To infuse your holiday with added meaning, reflection and discussion, we invite you to explore a multitude of resources from our partners and network. From ensuring racial justice, to welcoming refugees, fighting homelessness, combating hunger, championing inclusion and so much more, each of us can use this opportunity to come together and take action around the causes that matter today.