Katherine Janus Kahn, illustrator of the “Sammy Spider” books, recounts her year in Israel in 1967 doing “work that soldiers would have been doing.”
Despite proposed budget cuts that would gut AmericCorps, Repair The World’s David Eisner remains “very optimistic” about the future of service.
In the year since Daniella Moffson’s tragic death, many of her friends – and even some complete strangers – have been honoring her memory by raising money for causes she cared about.
A very different kind of High Holiday ‘service.’
To date, Warm Winters has engaged over 500 youth volunteers, who have provided more than 32,500 items of warm clothing, new socks and personal care products to our homeless community members across the United States, with an impact value of $900,000 so far.
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki has sent a letter to UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon and a number of Western foreign ministers asking them to bring to trial their citizens who serve in the Israeli army or volunteer with the military for alleged war crimes commited in Gaza.
Like slain exchange student Andrew Pochter, young Jews are flocking to the Muslim world to build bridges. They find obstacles abroad — and uneasy questions at home.
Nechama has made its name helping victims of Midwest floods and tornadoes. When Sandy struck, the small Jewish volunteer group swooped in to help like ‘angels from heaven.’
Jewish law tells us to do everything in our power to safely help those around us, Jewish or not. After Sandy, this edict has never been more true.
After Sandy struck, Jewish groups quickly went into overdrive to help those affected. Volunteers are helping hand out food and clothing, and fixing up damaged homes.