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Repair Hero: Eli Winkelman

Who says a college student can’t change the world? When Eli Winkelman was an undergrad at Scripps College in California, she started a program called Challah for Hunger. The idea started out small: bake fresh, delicious challah every week and sell it to students and faculty to raise money for hunger and disaster relief.

The program was a hit (even former President Clinton took notice) and began to spread to other colleges. As of 2009, Challah for Hunger had chapters on 30 campuses across the country and had raised more than $130,000, with half of the proceeds going to American Jewish World Service’s Sudan Relief and Advocacy Fund, and half going to local, national, or international organizations chosen by campus organizers.
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On Tap: Jewish Service Fellowships

It’s that time of year again: the spring application rush. The deadlines for many 2010 service fellowships are looming large, which means that hopeful volunteers around the country are rounding up their references and polishing their application essays.

Here are 6 fellowship deadlines (+ 3 special opportunities for entrepreneurs) not to miss:

Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps:
20-something “corps members” live in New York, DC, New Orleans or Chicago for 1-year and work with non-profit organizations doing anti-poverty work. In addition to their service work, corps members live together in community and engage in Jewish learning and meaningful community building.
Deadline: Passed Feb 12, but they are still accepting applications on a rolling basis.
Apply now
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