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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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High School in Israel in the time of COVID
January 15, 2021

High School in Israel in the time of COVID

By Rachel Binderman in 2020
My name is Rachel Binderman and I am a junior on a High School program called  Alexander Muss High School in Israel. At the beginning of my sophomore year I decided to sign up for...
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Self Expression Through Spoken Word
January 15, 2021

Self Expression Through Spoken Word

By VOX ATL in 2021
Caroline Rothstein, an internationally touring writer, spoken word poet and performer, spoke to a group of Atlanta teens about your own personal gods, Judaism in today, self-love, anti-semitism, and reincarnation, inspiring us to take her...
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Too young to vote, these kids are helping get others to the polls in Georgia.
January 13, 2021

Too young to vote, these kids are helping get others to the polls in Georgia.

By The Forward in 2021
By Sarah Brown, originally published in the Forward, December 30, 2020 Sarah Dowling and Justin Meszler may not be old enough to vote, but they’re making an impact in the upcoming Georgia Senate runoff election....
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High School in Israel in Quarantine
December 2, 2020

High School in Israel in Quarantine

By Sarah-Anne Seligman in 2020
My name is Sarah-Anne Seligman and I am in 11th grade. I’m from Atlanta, GA and I chose to come to Alexander Muss High School in Israel for the Fall semester of 2020 because I...
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Atlanta Kesher Fellowship Launches its 2nd Year with Expanded Options
December 2, 2020

Atlanta Kesher Fellowship Launches its 2nd Year with Expanded Options

By Jessie Schwartzman in 2020
ATLANTA, GA – The Atlanta Kesher Teen Engagement Fellowship, the exciting new peer- to- peer engagement opportunity for Jewish teens in grades 10-12 offered by the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), has officially kicked off its second year....
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