CMU to offer scholarships, merit-based aid to Repair the World fellows

This article originally appeared in the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle on February 8, 2018.

By Toby Tabachnick

A new partnership between Repair the World and Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy has catapulted RTW into the ranks of such acclaimed social service groups as Teach for America and AmeriCorps.

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NJ NCSY Chesed Mission Program Receives Major Gift for Teen Chesed Missions

This article originally appeared in the Jewish Link of New Jersey on February 8, 2018.

By JLNJ Staff

Teaneck—The New Jersey division of the Orthodox Union’s flagship NCSY program has received a donation for its renowned social justice leadership training missions for teenagers in memory of Fred and Rose Distenfeld, z”l. The gift is sponsored by their children, Gershon and Aviva Distenfeld of Bergenfield, and will fund a large portion of each year’s annual budget for missions in partnership with high schools throughout the state.

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New Coalition of Jewish Groups Urges Continued Hurricane Relief for Houston Jewish Community

This article originally appeared in the 5 Towns Jewish Times on February 9, 2018.

By JNS.org

JNS.org – A new coalition of national Jewish organizations has issued a call to other Jewish communal groups across the United States to send volunteers to support the still-urgent recovery needs in Houston following the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey last August.

The Leadership Coalition for Jewish Service, which includes BBYO, Hillel International, JDC Entwine, Moishe House, OneTable, Repair the World, and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, has partnered with the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston on #ActNowHouston.

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New Coalition of Jewish Organizations Urges Continued Relief for Houston Jewish Community

This article originally appeared on Sephardic.Org February 8, 2018.

(JNS) A new coalition of national Jewish organizations has issued a call to other Jewish communal groups across the United States to send volunteers to support the still-urgent recovery needs in Houston following the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey last August.

The Leadership Coalition for Jewish Service, which includes BBYO, Hillel International, JDC Entwine, Moishe House, OneTable, Repair the World, and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, has partnered with the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston on #ActNowHouston.

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Houston still needs help five months after Hurricane Harvey. National Jewish groups team to assist.

This article originally appeared in St. Louis Jewish Light on February 7, 2018.

By JTA

(JTA) — A new coalition of national Jewish organizations is mobilizing to send groups to help Houston with urgent and ongoing recovery needs in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

The Leadership Coalition for Jewish Service was founded to mobilize for Houston, which remains in need of recovery support five months after the devastating hurricane that dumped more than four feet of rain on the Texas city over four days in August.

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Houston still needs help five months after Hurricane Harvey. National Jewish groups team up to assist.

This article originally appeared in Savannah Jewish Federation on February 7, 2018.

By JTA

(JTA) — A new coalition of national Jewish organizations is mobilizing to send groups to help Houston with urgent and ongoing recovery needs in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

The Leadership Coalition for Jewish Service was founded to mobilize for Houston, which remains in need of recovery support five months after the devastating hurricane that dumped more than four feet of rain on the Texas city over four days in August.

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New Coalition of Jewish Groups Urges Continued Hurricane Relief for Houston Jewish Community

This article originally appeared on The Algemeiner on February 8, 2018.

By JNS.org

JNS.org – A new coalition of national Jewish organizations has issued a call to other Jewish communal groups across the United States to send volunteers to support the still-urgent recovery needs in Houston following the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey last August.

The Leadership Coalition for Jewish Service, which includes BBYO, Hillel International, JDC Entwine, Moishe House, OneTable, Repair the World, and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, has partnered with the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston on #ActNowHouston.

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Houston still needs help five months after Hurricane Harvey. National Jewish groups team to assist.

This article originally appeared in Cleveland Jewish News on February 8, 2018.

By JTA

A new coalition of national Jewish organizations is mobilizing to send groups to help Houston with urgent and ongoing recovery needs in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

The Leadership Coalition for Jewish Service was founded to mobilize for Houston, which remains in need of recovery support five months after the devastating hurricane that dumped more than four feet of rain on the Texas city over four days in August.

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Jewish groups send aid to Houston as city struggles to recover

This post originally appeared in Arutz Sheva on February 8, 2018.

By JTA

JTA – A new coalition of national Jewish organizations is mobilizing to send groups to help Houston with urgent and ongoing recovery needs in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

The Leadership Coalition for Jewish Service was founded to mobilize for Houston, which remains in need of recovery support five months after the devastating hurricane that dumped more than four feet of rain on the Texas city over four days in August.

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Tu B’Shevat Promotes Sustainability

This article originally appeared in The Jewish Exponent on February 7, 2018.

By Selah Maya Zighelboim

A Tu B’Shevat Midrash recounts the story of an old man planting a carob tree.

When confronted with the question of why he’s planting the tree, as it probably won’t bear fruit until after he has died, the old man responds that he’s planting it for future generations, as his ancestors planted trees for him.

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