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It’s Not Your Responsibility to Finish All the Work
January 15, 2021

It’s Not Your Responsibility to Finish All the Work

By Nancy Gorod in 2020
Rabbi Tarfon teaches us in Pirkei Avot: The day is short, the task is long, and workers are indolent, and the masters are insistent. He goes on to say: It is not your responsibility to...
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Youth Mental Health Training
November 16, 2020

Youth Mental Health Training

By developer in 2020
“We cannot discuss people’s lives today, and the role of Jewish education in those lives, without discussing mental health.” EJewish Philanthropy, September 2020 During two days in October, youth professionals from a variety of teen...
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Finding Shared Values in a Divided Time
November 9, 2020

Finding Shared Values in a Divided Time

By Annie Fortnow in 2020
As we watch our country’s election unfold and see how close the results are, we can see a clear divide in what the people of the United States of America care about politically. No matter...
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Making Youth Mental Health A Priority for Jewish Atlanta
October 16, 2019

Making Youth Mental Health A Priority for Jewish Atlanta

By developer in Community Partners
Armed with the knowledge that 1 in 5 youth experience a mental health challenge at some point in their life, and a grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation, JumpSpark (a Federation Innovation Initiative) is launching...
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Spark Note: The Power of Professional Development
August 19, 2019

Spark Note: The Power of Professional Development

By Annie Fortnow in 2019
As I entered the first gathering of JPRO19: What Connects Us, the JPRO Network’s conference for Jewish professionals across North America, the room felt abuzz with excitement for the next three days of professional growth...
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Change Maker of the Year: Steven Resnick
May 24, 2019

Change Maker of the Year: Steven Resnick

By developer in 2019
On the first Sunday this May at the Hadassah Greater Atlanta Chesed Awards, we were honored to name Steven Resnick, Youth Director at Congregation Etz Chaim, as the inaugural JumpSpark Change Maker Award recipient given...
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