Gift Guide 2018
Whether you’ve always grimaced at the commercialization of the holiday season or you’re keenly aware of your gifts, both literal and figurative, and want to share your good fortune, the holidays are a perfect opportunity to get and give.
It is Jewish tradition to believe that, little by little, the world can be improved and it is our obligation to optimistically and enthusiastically work towards that future.
This year, we’re highlighting a range of opportunities for you to give, from political and environmental causes, to spiritual and social support. Some of these organizations are explicitly Jewish while others are rooted in Jewish values, like loving the stranger.
Give What You Can
Connects women to body, soul, and community through wellness education and Jewish spirituality
A residential addiction treatment center that saves lives through a comprehensive program of Jewish spirituality, psychotherapy, and the 12-Steps in a caring, community setting [Where our interviewee, Iggy Gurin-Malous, works, and where our other interviewee, Shy Blakeney, got his professional start!]
Uniting progressive Jewish voices across America to fight for justice for all
Supports intermediate and long-term recovery efforts for major California wildfires, as well as preparedness efforts
Empowers refugees through culinary training
A nonpartisan educational organization cultivating more informed and constructive Jewish leadership on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
A movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities
Empowers young Israelis, Palestinians, and Americans to raise their voices as leaders of change
Works to create a healthier and more sustainable Jewish community, and a healthier and more sustainable world for all
Stands for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety, and freedom
Believes that leaders who engage in Jewish spiritual practices that are grounded in mindfulness are better equipped to contribute to building Jewish communities that are vibrant, resilient, and wise; they are able to meaningfully address the brokenness of our world
The largest international artists & scholars organization for contemporary Jewish visual art
Pursues racial and economic justice by advancing systemic changes that result in concrete improvements in people’s everyday lives
A national organization that works for full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life
A Jewish response to hunger
Founded on the revolutionary idea that women should have the information and care they need to live strong, healthy lives and fulfill their dreams — no ceilings, no limits
Makes meaningful service a defining element of American Jewish life
Teaches Talmud through a traditionally radical lens to develop compassionate, critical thinking, courageous humans who work to create a more just, peaceful & healthy world
Develop empathy, understanding and respect through testimony
A coalition of activists and allies who express their Zionist and progressive values through collective action
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