On Sunday afternoon, January 8, more than 80 people attended a reading and celebration in Washington, D.C., honoring the publication of a new book of translations of 24 stories by the remarkable Yiddish writer Blume Lempel (1907-1999). The event was held at Politics and Prose, a well-known Washington bookstore where President Obama and other Washington luminaries have often shopped.
When 40 student fellows from 9 nationalities, 26 fields of study, 6 elite universities, and 5 religious affiliations come together to brainstorm, build and pitch software in 4 days, it isn’t your typical hackathon.
If we truly want authentic, impactful service to be a part of the American Jewish landscape, we need to further build the wide tent that has always characterized America’s service culture.
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