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My Connection to Judaism in Everyday Life
February 18, 2021

My Connection to Judaism in Everyday Life

By Lulu Rosenberg in 2021
Whether I am lighting the Shabbat candles, eating chicken soup with matzah balls, participating in a global Jewish youth group like BBYO, or attending a Strong Jewish Women’s Fellowship meeting, there is no doubt that...
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Eliminating Period Poverty Together
February 3, 2021

Eliminating Period Poverty Together

By VOX ATL in 2021
Period poverty is one of the most overlooked struggles, yet it still manages to affect more than 40 million people here in the United States alone, according to the Shriver Report. In January, the Jumpspark Strong Women Fellowship hosted...
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MAKING CHANGE IN A CHANGING WORLD WITH LOGAN ZINMAN GERBER
February 1, 2021

MAKING CHANGE IN A CHANGING WORLD WITH LOGAN ZINMAN GERBER

By VOX ATL in 2020
  “Participating in the fellowships enabled me to make some of my closest Jewish friends from across the country and channel my passion for social change into real action,” writes JumpSpark Strong Woman Fellow Sarah...
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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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