• URJ Youth Hurricane Response Update

    The youth of the Union for Reform Judaism have been among the most vocal, passionate, and dedicated, committed to effectively providing aide to those affected. The devastation has spread over three NFTY regions (Texas Oklahoma Region, Southern Tropical Region, and New York Area Region), and below is an update on the ways they’ve mobilized, and opportunities to support their efforts.


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  • Jewish Framing for Natural Disasters

    The strength of our Jewish community rests on the foundation of our entire existence; time and time again we've been put to the test, and time and time again we've demonstrated and incredible ability to take matters into our own hands and turn tragedy into power.


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  • Educate Around Hurricane Harvey

    In order to ensure the long term survival of our communities, we need to educate ourselves on the real challenges and nuances of the impact of natural disasters, so that we can be loud and effective advocates for support on a much larger scale.


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  • Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

    Right now, the most effective way to act is to make a financial contribution to those directly affected by Hurricane Harvey. Find out how!


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  • In the News: Seattle & the IRC Partnership

    Since 2015, the IRC and Mitzvah Corps Pacific Northwest summer camp has engaged over 120 Jewish teens and 150 refugees in the greater Seattle area. As our work together continues to blossom, so have the needs of the local refugee community, leading to the creation of a second summer camp location in Kent, WA this past 2017 summer. The piece below, which aired on Q13 Fox in King County, WA, offers a brief glimpse into a day at our camp.


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  • Summer May End, But Our Work Never Ceases

    Our work is far from over. With the books closed on summer, we return to our core mission, to connect Jewish teenagers with opportunities to understand the complexities of the world, and how Judaism empowers them to play an active role in the pursuit of justice. 


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  • Shabbat Shalom!

    So this Shabbat, we breathe. We take in what we've learned, and we rest our souls to prepare for the weeks and months ahead. We commit to refrain from striking the rock, no matter how tempting, and instead to use one another, our communities, to nourish our passion, growth, and dedication to being in this work for the long haul.


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  • The Executive Order on Sanctuary Cities: A Primer

    On January 25, 2017, President Trump issued an executive order titled Enhancing the Public Safety in the Interior of the United States, which directs all jurisdictions to cooperate fully with federal immigration law or risk losing federal funding.


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  • Racial Justice is a Jewish Issue

    Racial justice is a Jewish issue because we, as a Jewish community still have work to do. We have to eradicate the racism and segregation that has crept into our culture and community, and we are taught justice, justice, we MUST pursue.


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  • Senate Confirmation Hearings: A Primer

    Wondering what’s been going on, and what’s happening next? It’s complicated, but stick with us, because we’re breaking it all down here.


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