• Pacific Northwest: Photoriffic Friendships

    In these pictures, we captured our new friendships built while working as counselors at the International Rescue Committee's summer camp. Spending time with the campers has given us the opportunity to see the world through their bright eyes and feel connections through their smiles.


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  • Pacific Northwest: Hinei Tov Meod: This is Very Good

    The courage to fly across the country alone, the excitement to explore, the willingness to learn about new people and to share about oneself, the invitation to be someone’s partner, the ability to ask for and give were evidence of a strong, unwavering commitment to one another and the ideals of the program.


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  • Pacific Northwest: Our Own Commandments

    Practice Forgiveness. Allow Others Second Chances. Approach challenges with a positive mindset and a can-do attitude.


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  • Pacific Northwest: Shifting Blessings

    As a result of challenging each other, the prayer and varying notions of God became more meaningful. Both of us believe that by accepting God as a complicated figure, we can begin to accept our complex selves and occasional failures too.


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  • Pacific Northwest: Out of Many, One

    The Shma reminds us of the importance of Oneness in our lives and in the work we are doing.  We have begun to create one community amongst ourselves, and as we prepare for the work of the week ahead, we know that it not only embodies the central creed of our faith as Jews, but it also embodies one of the original goals of this country's founders - a goal that is now the official motto of America. E Pluribus Unum. Out of many, One.


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