Category Archives: Social Action (Tikkun Olam)

San Jose volunteers hours and dollars, but keeps holiday spending low

The Daily Beast tried to call out San Jose as one the 31 “Grinchiest US Cities”, but from a philanthropic mindset, I was quite pleased with San Jose’s results. While other populations hustled and bustled to spend their money on … Continue reading

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A new breed of giving- microphilanthropists

I just read a very inspiring story on Carlo Garcio, a Chicago blogger that has recently forgone his morning cup of joe in exchange for making the world a better place. While I don’t advocate giving up caffeine (g-d only … Continue reading

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Jewish youth movements launch anti-bullying campaign

SAN FRANCISCO (JTA) — Three international Jewish youth movements have launched a campaign to combat homophobia. The Coalition of Jewish Teen Leaders, comprised of the presidents of B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, the Reform movement’s National Federation of Temple Youth and the … Continue reading

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Why do you give?

Why do you give? Tax deductions are just one reason to give. Other reasons might include helping others, feeling good or even just to ‘do the right thing.”  You might give to know that you are doing your part to … Continue reading

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JCPA Reacts to two Senates votes

Last weekend, the Senate voted on two JCPA legislative priorities, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and the DREAM Act.  “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, the policy banning gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military, was repealed by a bipartisan vote … Continue reading

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Federations raise $2.4M for Israel fire relief efforts

The Jewish Federations of North America have raised $2.4 million to help Israel respond and recover from the recent Carmel wildfires, which burned a swath through Israel’s northern forests in the worst such disaster in the country’s history. The fires … Continue reading

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Yavneh Sock Drive Yields 538 Pair for Homeless Shelter

Yavneh‘s third grade class has been hard at work making a difference in the world! After a three-week awareness campaign and collection effort, the third grade class announced this morning that they had collected 538 pair of socks to donate … Continue reading

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