For H. Alan Scott, REALITY Storytellers was a pivotal journey. He discovered a lot about himself. This summer, he returned to film for his documentary, Latter Day Jew. Read H. Alan’s interview for more about his upbringing as a Mormon, coming out, beating cancer and bringing energy and passion to Israel, the REALITY community and beyond.
For Joanna Riquett, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hayo Magazine and Publishing Studio, REALITY Adelante was a pivotal journey. During her time in Israel, Joanna discovered ideas, sounds and flavors; but above all else, she found human connection. Read Joanna’s interview for more on how strangers became family, offering her a deep sense of community, cultural exchange and creative inspiration.
As the future of DACA hangs in the balance, we are proud of our many partners and others who are working to support and protect the DACA community. We also remain committed to our efforts to help ensure that young people of all backgrounds have access to the opportunities they need to succeed, including a safe, secure upbringing and high-quality education.
As Hurricane Harvey continues to ravage parts of Texas and surrounding areas, many of us are eager to help the thousands of people who have been displaced and a region that has been devastated. When natural disasters strike, it can be hard to know where to start and the full scale of impact is often not known until the crisis has passed. Many incredible organizations are doing important work on the ground to provide immediate support to those affected by a still-ongoing situation. Here we share ideas and tips for getting involved.
At a time when the world's wounds are being exposed, artists like David are leading the way in recognizing and rectifying that which is broken. We invite you to listen to Yesh Matsav, contemplate the lyrics (available in English here) and read David's thoughts about the inspiration behind the new track.
A Statement of Unity and Diversity in the Face of Fear and Division
Over the past two days, many people have shared the powerful words of the late Elie Wiesel, who said: “We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”
Lauren Hurwitz (Under 30 ’16) changed career paths from the investment banking to mission-driven tech. Found out how her REALITY journey shaped her transition and how she is working to make an impact because of REALITY.
Colin O’ Brady (Wellness ’17) O’Brady conquered the Grand Slam, summiting the tallest peak on each of the seven continents and skiing the last degree to the North and South Poles, in a world record shattering 139 days. Read about his experience on REALITY and how this World Record holder continues to make an impact.
As Founder of At The Well, Sarah Waxman is dedicated to bringing women together at the intersection of wellness and Jewish spirituality. The ROI Community member and REALITY participant has a deep understanding of the power of supportive community, and is working to create that for others. BONUS: Explore At The Well's oh-so-timely modern Tisha B'Av guide.