Social Justice

Making 5772 A Year For Social Action

Making 5772 A Year For Social Action
By October 4, 2011

With Rosh Hashanah behind us and Yom Kippur ahead, I’ve been thinking of what the sound of the shofar is calling me to do in this year, how I can heed its call to make changes in the lives of others. Read More

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Celebrities Show Their Hearts For Devastated Houston Family

Celebrities Show Their Hearts For Devastated Houston Family
By July 29, 2011

Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber are just a few of the big music names to come to the aid of the surviving members of the Berry Family, following a July 3 auto accident that killed parents Joshua and Robin and left brothers Peter, 9, and Aaron, 8 paralyzed and sister Willa, 6, injured. Read More

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It’s Time To Help Bubbie And Zadie

It’s Time To Help Bubbie And Zadie
By July 22, 2011

Simon Greer, president and CEO of PJA & JFSJ, issues a wake up call for the younger generation to take care of the older one. Read More

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The Big Jewcy: Eric Forman – Activist Documentarian

The Big Jewcy: Eric Forman – Activist Documentarian
By June 15, 2011

While most filmmakers dream of the Hollywood red carpet, Eric has his sights on a screening for the graduating class of Harvard Law. Read More

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The Big Jewcy: Ben Brandzel – Progressive Online Organizer

The Big Jewcy: Ben Brandzel – Progressive Online Organizer
By June 14, 2011

To be the guy who the most new media savvy president calls upon to help mobilize 20 million supporters to help pass the President’s historic health reform bill is obviously no small task. Read More

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The Big Jewcy: Yona Shem Tov And Rabbi Melissa Weintraub: American Jewish Leaders Encountering Palestinians

The Big Jewcy: Yona Shem Tov And Rabbi Melissa Weintraub: American Jewish Leaders Encountering Palestinians
By June 14, 2011

Yona and Melissa train Jewish leaders to help resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to heal internal Jewish rifts formed in its wake. Read More

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The Big Jewcy: Shawn Landres – The Spark To Jumpstart New Ideas

The Big Jewcy: Shawn Landres – The Spark To Jumpstart New Ideas
By June 14, 2011

Shawn Landres knows that Jews have lots of ideas. He wants to help bring them to fruition. Read More

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The Big Jewcy: Ben Murane – N.I.F.’s New Generations Director

The Big Jewcy: Ben Murane – N.I.F.’s New Generations Director
By June 13, 2011

As the Director of New Generations—New Israel Fund’s vibrant 20s and 30s activist community—Ben Murane is doing a lot to try and understand the Jewish community. Read More

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