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Giving Back with Repair the World
February 22, 2022

Giving Back with Repair the World

By Leah Moradi in Strong Women Fellowship
In December of 2021, Jumpspark’s Strong Women Fellowship gathered at The Weber School to meet with Lily Brent, the Executive Director of Repair the World, and Emma Burns, who is serving as a fellow with...
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Exploring Gender and Judaism with SOJOURN
January 12, 2022

Exploring Gender and Judaism with SOJOURN

By Rachel Binderman in Strong Women Fellowship
Many teens who identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community struggle daily with accepting their own identities due to the hetero-normative society that we live in. Learning about the struggles that LGBTQ+ youth go...
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Making Jewish Memories
December 13, 2021

Making Jewish Memories

By Amanda Budd in 2021
What comes to mind when you think of your earliest Jewish memory? For me, I remember my dad teaching me the Shema when I was five years old. The last line instructs us to “inscribe them [mezuzot] on the...
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Final Learnings From Our Engagement Manager
August 13, 2021

Final Learnings From Our Engagement Manager

By Annie Fortnow in 2021
“I hope to gain a better understanding of what obstacles woman must deal with every day and how to become a better leader to impact my community.”  “I hope to further my leadership experience and learn new ways to...
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My Typical School Day As An American Teen
May 21, 2021

My Typical School Day As An American Teen

By Stella Mackler in 2021
It’s Monday morning. My alarm goes off at 6:15 am, which is too early. Way too early. But for me, this is just the start of a normal day. I like to run in the...
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EMBRACING OUR UNIQUE MENTAL HEALTH STORIES WITH PAMELA SCHULLER
May 4, 2021

EMBRACING OUR UNIQUE MENTAL HEALTH STORIES WITH PAMELA SCHULLER

By VOX ATL in 2021
Alexa Freedman and Julia Harris, Strong Women Fellows, co-authored this article originally published in VOXATL. As anyone who struggles with mental illness knows, it is hard to love your brain and appreciate your mind, when you...
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