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Tu B’Shmita: Jewish Energy Guide Released

By David Krantz NEW YORK (Jan. 16, 2014) — The next Shmita year is scheduled to begin in September, so we need to get ready! The Jewish Energy Guide is designed to help the Jewish community become more environmentally sustainable and … Continue reading

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Activism in Israel: Yahel – Israel Service Learning

by Samantha Sisisky and Rachel Olstein Kaplan “I have learned an enormous amount and will walk away with a deeper connection and understanding of my relationship with Israel. The imperfect promised land is a place even more meaningful in my … Continue reading

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Meet Tamir Nir

Siach community member Candidate for Jerusalem City Council, Yerushalmim Party  Why did you decide to run for Jerusalem’s Local Council and what do you hope to achieve? Ever since I remember myself, I was always fascinated with the connection between … Continue reading

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Reflection on Law Society Human Rights Conference

By Simone Abel On 10 December 2012, I was privileged to attend the annual Law Society Human Rights Conference in London on a Siach Stipend.  The focus of the conference was the impact of human rights principles on discrimination law, particularly … Continue reading

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The JFNA General Assembly

by Zohar Avigdori Coming into the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America I wasn’t sure exactly how things will turn out. This being my first GA (unlike most people I know in the business) I felt both curious … Continue reading

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Hazon Food Conference Reflection

by Elan Margulies While I have attended the Hazon Food Conference in the past, it was refreshing to see new faces and new projects at the 2012 gathering. In particular I saw a strong and vibrant orthodox community this year. … Continue reading

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A Reflection

By Ari Hart I had the great honor of attending and presenting at the Hazon Food Conference in December 2012, thanks to support from Siach. The Hazon Food Conference is a great place to meet young, passionate Jewish leaders interested … Continue reading

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Siach for the Seas

By David Krantz Imagine a Siach that isn’t just for Jews, but isn’t secular — a Siach that’s wholly religious and spiritual, but involving many religions —  and you’d have a conference run by the National Religious Coalition on Creation Care. … Continue reading

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The Facilitation Intensive

by Rachel Olstein Kaplan The Summer Day, by Mary Oliver Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean- the one who has flung herself out of the grass, … Continue reading

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Greetings on the Eve of 5773

Well, here we are again. Another Rosh Hashanah, same old apples and honey, same old (really old!) liturgy, same old feasting, and festing… Same old, same old. Or is it? I’ve been thinking a lot about how we experience time … Continue reading

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