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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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Ongoing Urgency to Aid Houston Recovery Prompts #ActNowHouston

This article originally appeared in My Social Good News on February 7, 2018.

By Api Podder

Leadership Coalition for Jewish Service issues call with Jewish Federation of Greater Houston

Initiative builds pipeline for hundreds of groups, thousands of individuals, to sign up from Synagogues, Schools, Youth Groups, Community Centers, Federations, more

TO SIGN UP A GROUP: GO NOW TO werepair.org/act-now-houston

No Cost for Group Service Programs; Limited Funds Available to Defray Group Travel Expenses

Washington, DC — A new coalition of national Jewish organizations, including BBYO, Hillel International, JDC Entwine, Moishe House, OneTable, Repair the World and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, has issued a call to Jewish community organizations across the U.S. to send groups to support the still-urgent recovery needs in Houston following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey five months ago.

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Jewish groups team up to aid ongoing Hurricane Harvey recovery

This post originally appeared in The Times of Israel 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.

The new coalition is made up of BBYO, Hillel International, JDC Entwine, Moishe House, OneTable, Repair the World and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. It is partnering with the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston to form #ActNowHouston, an effort to place volunteer groups within ongoing recovery work coordinated by on-the-ground national and local agencies. The volunteers will aid some of the most vulnerable and underserved communities in the city, according to the coalition.

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New coalition of Jewish organizations urges continued relief for Houston Jewish community

This post originally appeared in the Jewish News Syndicate on February 2, 2018.

(February 7, 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 post originally appeared in the JTA on February 7, 2018.

(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.

The new coalition is made up of BBYO, Hillel International, JDC Entwine, Moishe House, OneTable, Repair the World and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. It is partnering with the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston to form #ActNowHouston, an effort to place volunteer groups within ongoing recovery work coordinated by on-the-ground national and local agencies. The volunteers will aid some of the most vulnerable and underserved communities in the city, according to the coalition.

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#ActNowHouston launched to support Urgent Houston Recovery Needs

This article originally appeared in eJewish Philanthropy on February 7, 2018.

A new coalition of national Jewish organizations, including BBYO, Hillel International, JDC Entwine, Moishe House, OneTable, Repair the World and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, has issued a call to Jewish community organizations to send groups to support the still-urgent recovery needs in Houston following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey five months ago.

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De La Salle’s Ross shines in the face of adversity

This article originally appeared in The Macomb Daily on February 5, 2018.

By Don Gardner

Some of us buckle in the face of adversity. Others thrive in spite of it. Adam Ross, a senior at De La Salle Collegiate High School in Warren, would fall in the later category.

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Classic American paintings transformed to reflect gun violence

This story originally appeared on News 12 Brooklyn on February 5, 2018. 

By Amanda Bossard

CROWN HEIGHTS – Fourteen classic works of American art have been transformed by Brooklyn artists to reflect gun violence in modern day society. The exhibits named “Guns Don’t Kill –a re-imagining” is on display at the Repair the World NYC offices in Crown Heights.

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Service organization, Heinz College form partnership

This article originally appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on February 5, 2018.

Participants in a Jewish-based community-service project will be eligible for financial and other aid in enrolling in graduate studies in public policy and related fields at Carnegie Mellon University. The organization Repair the World and CMU’S H. John Heinz III College of Information Systems and Public Policy recently announced the initiative. The college offers numerous master’s and doctoral degree programs in policy and information-related fields.

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The Well & JN’s 36 Under 36: AARON APPEL

This article originally appeared in the Jewish News on January 30, 2018.

A native of Troy, Aaron Appel coordinates volunteer engagement and grant writing at the nonprofit Brilliant Detroit, which focuses on creating “kid success neighborhoods” in the city. This work builds off his background in youth engagement and community organizing, which he developed as a student at Oberlin College, as a housing advocate in Philadelphia, as a fellow with Repair the World: Detroit and as the treasurer of Auntie Na’s House — a grassroots community center on the west side of Detroit.

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