Social Justice

The Big Jewcy: Esther K. – Jewish Engagement Superstar

The Big Jewcy: Esther K. – Jewish Engagement Superstar
By June 13, 2011

Her job title is Program Coordinator, NextGen Engagement Initiative at Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, but what Esther K. does goes beyond that. She’s the bridge between more traditional organizations and the innovative startups that are helping redefine the Jewish world for years to come. Read More

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The Big Jewcy: Jake Horowitz – Kickstarting Millennial Political Discourse

The Big Jewcy: Jake Horowitz – Kickstarting Millennial Political Discourse
By June 9, 2011

Who says the Millennial generation is numb to talking politics? Jake Horowitz doesn’t. Read More

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The Big Jewcy: Steph Herold – Reproductive Rights Activist

The Big Jewcy: Steph Herold – Reproductive Rights Activist
By June 9, 2011

“I have the privilege of not having to wrestle each day with dissonance between my faith and the cause that drives my life.” Read More

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The Big Jewcy: Lea Zeltserman – Blogging The Soviet Jewish Experience

The Big Jewcy: Lea Zeltserman – Blogging The Soviet Jewish Experience
By June 8, 2011

Lea Zeltserman is one personality of note “blogging the Iron Curtain.” Her project, Soviet & Jewish is complete with interviews of Canadian immigrants part of the 1967-81 wave with an eye for the experience of the “regular folk.” Read More

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The Big Jewcy: Roben Kantor – The Inspiring Media Maven With A Mission

The Big Jewcy: Roben Kantor – The Inspiring Media Maven With A Mission
By June 7, 2011

Roben Kantor is without a doubt an inspiring Jewish woman with a passion for tikun olam and the Jewish community. Read More

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Big Jewcy: The Junkluggers – Lug Life Ain’t Easy

Big Jewcy: The Junkluggers – Lug Life Ain’t Easy
By June 6, 2011

The Junkluggers is a junk-removal company that focuses heavily on donations and recycling to keep as much junk out of the landfills as possible. The business is growing rapidly without compromising its integrity. These menches make all our mothers proud. Read More

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The Big Jewcy: Rochelle Shoretz – Founder And Executive Director Of Sharsheret

The Big Jewcy: Rochelle Shoretz – Founder And Executive Director Of Sharsheret
By June 3, 2011

Law degree from Columbia, check. Former attorney at top-notch firm, check. Clerked for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, check. Mom to two amazing teenage boys, check. Founded and runs Sharsheret (Hebrew for “chain”), a now ten-year-old national non-profit supporting young Jewish women in their fight against breast cancer, check. Read More

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The Big Jewcy: Liz Appel – Community Acupuncture For Chicago

The Big Jewcy: Liz Appel – Community Acupuncture For Chicago
By June 2, 2011

Liz Appel and her colleagues are trying to bring affordable Chinese medicine to the people of the Windy City. Read More

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