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Where Justice Dwells: A Hands-On Guide to Doing Social Justice in your Jewish Community

Where Justice Dwells: A Hands-On Guide to Doing Social Justice in your Jewish Community

If you are Jewish, if you are politically aware, and if you want to do something real, read this book. Rabbi Jill Jacobs is brilliant... Read More
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What is the Jewish community’s involvement in the campaign to raise the minimum wage in Massachusetts?

What is the Jewish community’s involvement in the campaign to raise the minimum wage in Massachusetts?

What is the Jewish community’s involvement in the campaign to raise the minimum wage in Massachusetts? By Rabbi Margie Klein The Jewish Community’s Role The... Read More
Posted in: Social Activism
We Shall Overcome... Together.  Jews and African Americans During the Civil Rights Movement

We Shall Overcome... Together. Jews and African Americans During the Civil Rights Movement

One of jobs as a history educator is to take events that might be abstract concepts to my students and facilitate their making some sort... Read More
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David Schwartz is fighting for food justice

David Schwartz is fighting for food justice

This is the second profile in a series highlighting the work Jewish Organizing Fellows and alumni are doing to fight for justice. David Schwartz, current... Read More
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Four Questions with Jonathan Rosenthal, founder of Equal Exchange

Four Questions with Jonathan Rosenthal, founder of Equal Exchange

If you've ever enjoyed fair-trade coffee, chocolate or a banana, you have Jonathan Rosenthal to thank. In 1985, Rosenthal co-founded Equal Exchange and pioneered the... Read More
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Vacation with Soul…but first, Breakfast (by Billie Hirsch)

Vacation with Soul…but first, Breakfast (by Billie Hirsch)

  I am writing while currently in a food coma, blurred visions of freshly squeezed orange juice, homemade hommus, and shakshuka (foreigners—look it up—trust me)... Read More
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Ending Hate on the 10th of Tevet

Ending Hate on the 10th of Tevet

The Jewish calendar has a half-dozen or so "minor" fast days -- minor both in the sense of "less important in the grand scheme of... Read More
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Yom Hashoah Musings

Yom Hashoah Musings

“I sat in the front row and had a beautiful view of  the gorgeous Miss Massachusetts…I couldn’t help but be saddened by the thought of... Read More
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Lisa Vinikoor is fighting to stop foreclosures

Lisa Vinikoor is fighting to stop foreclosures

This is the fourth profile in a series highlighting the work Jewish Organizing Fellows and alumni are doing to fight for justice. Lisa Vinikoor, Alumna... Read More
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What do the Maccabees, MIT students, and curious four-year-olds have to do with each other? It turns out a whole lot!

What do the Maccabees, MIT students, and curious four-year-olds have to do with each other? It turns out a whole lot!

  In late November, 13 MIT students explored “Chanukah through Science” with three classrooms of four-year-old children at the JCC Early Learning Center in Newton.... Read More
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