Social Justice

DIY: Fighting Homophobic Bullying

DIY: Fighting Homophobic Bullying
By October 26, 2010

Here’s what we’ve learned about gay teen suicides: it takes a village to make them happen, and also to make them stop.
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Jewcy Cheers on Blue Card at the New York City Marathon

Jewcy Cheers on Blue Card at the New York City Marathon
By October 25, 2010

On November 7th, most of Team Jewcy will be planted on a corner somewhere in Brooklyn, watching the runners in the ING New York City Marathon, and thinking “gee, we wish we could do that.”  We will cheer for each … Read More

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Watch a Movie, Feed the Hungry

Watch a Movie, Feed the Hungry
By October 25, 2010

If you are fortunate enough to catch a screening of Ready, Set, Bag! in a movie theater, you will be doing more than just supporting a delightful independent film about state champions as they prepare for the National Grocers Best Bagger Competition.
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Guest Op-ed: The Next Generation & Youth Righteousness

Guest Op-ed: The Next Generation & Youth Righteousness
By October 14, 2010

How do we involve the Next Generation? I’ll admit to being perplexed by this question the first dozen or so times I heard it. I’m puzzled by this question because my generation is no mystery. I involve myself in things … Read More

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D.C. Catholics Use Poor Kids as Pawns in Power Play

D.C. Catholics Use Poor Kids as Pawns in Power Play
By November 18, 2009

“The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington said Wednesday that it will be unable to continue the social service programs it runs for the District if the city doesn’t change a proposed same-sex marriage law, a threat that could affect tens of … Read More

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Veterans Day: A Call for National Service

Veterans Day: A Call for National Service
By November 11, 2009

I was a freshman in college the first time I truly observed Veterans Day. Like the rest of the country, I’d been under the patriotic spell that characterized the two months following the attacks of September 11th. That Veterans Day, … Read More

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Overcoming the Shonde

Overcoming the Shonde
By October 29, 2009

In honor of October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Met Council (Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty) is campaigning for the Jewish community to take a stand and combat DV in the Jewish community. To learn more, visit www.metcouncil.org. “My name is … Read More

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An Open Letter to ADL Leader Abe Foxman: A Response to Obama’s Critics on Israeli-Arab Peace

An Open Letter to ADL Leader Abe Foxman:  A Response to Obama’s Critics on Israeli-Arab Peace
By August 1, 2009

Dear Abe, You’ve been at the forefront of American Jewish criticism of President Obama’s renewed push for Israeli-Arab peace. After a recent meeting with the President along with 15 other Jewish leaders, you confessed that you continue “to feel uncomfortable … Read More

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