Posts Tagged ‘Tikkun Olam’

two men and two women wearing blue shirts that say "volunteer" taking a group photo on a smart phone.

Social Media and Tikkun Olam

Stefani Chudnow I’m not here to talk in depth about how social media and the internet has changed our society in every conceivable way. We already know how prevalent social media has become in the way we communicate with one another on a daily basis and accomplish basic tasks like grocery shopping or applying for…

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Gift Guide – Gifts That Give Back

In the spirit of Tikkun Olam — “repairing the world” — give the gift that keeps on giving with these charitable products and organizations. Jodi Feld Special to the Jewish News KIDBOX CARES Skip the mall this holiday season — and every other season — and place an online order with Kidbox. Co-founded by Israeli-born…

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Judy Eder, 100 years young

A Will To Succeed

Judy Eder overcomes childhood hardship and celebrates a century of life. Photos by Jerry Zolynsky The love and support parents give their children is integral to their becoming happy, well-adjusted, productive adults. But what if a child is abandoned by not one, but both parents in childhood, is made homeless by relatives and is shuffled…

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Emily Stillman

Jewish@edu- When I Say I’m From Here

Emily Stillman Special to the Jewish News PHOTOS BY: John Hardwick Federation’s JOIN Intern Emily Stillman reflects on her eye-opening internship with a renewed appreciation of home. Like many college students’ thoughts, summer break crossed my mind as I trudged through the snowy sidewalks of Ann Arbor last winter. In the depths of December, I…

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coping with stress when you need to feel perfection

Jewish@edu – Tips For Dealing With Stress

For college students, the quest for perfection can add to the risks associated with being away from home. Some students turn to addictive strategies to cope with stress and feelings of inadequacy: alcohol, drugs, binge-eating or drinking, self-mutilation, self-starvation, unhealthy sexual choices, extreme exercise, Internet 24/7 and the like. To guard against these behaviors, create…

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Staff at Pepper Elementary in Oak Park participate in a brain break ‘Got Ya.”

Propel To Excel

Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor The Einstein Method helps teachers motivate students to be their best. Allen Einstein and Mel Foster didn’t know each other the day they met at Coco Fairfield’s in Berkley. Sitting in the booth behind him, Mel eavesdropped as Allen, a retired teacher who taught for 32 years in public schools and…

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Commentary: Religious Liberty – It’s Not Only For Christians

In mere moments — in a speech given at the Department of Justice’s Religious Liberty Summit in Washington, D.C. — Attorney General Jeff Sessions doubled down on the Trump administration’s commitment to religious liberty. On July 30, Sessions made an announcement that would further electrify right-wing evangelicals in this country — the creation of a…

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Elliot Darvick, Lyft general manager for Michigan and Ohio, shares the front seat with Lyft driver Mellisa Nelson of Detroit.

Need A Lyft?

Ben Falik – Contributing Writer Native son Elliot Darvick heads regional office involved in uplifting Detroit transportation. To understand the success of Elliot Darvick — as Michigan and Ohio general manager for Lyft; as a son, sibling, friend, husband and father — you just have to look. I can tell out of the corner of…

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Sarah Allyn volunteers at Eden Gardens. Repair the world's new executive director

Leading By Example

Repair the World’s new executive director reflects on her inaugural year. You might find her jogging through Detroit’s Woodbridge neighborhood or working in a greenhouse or helping to bury old prayer books in a sacred space for Jewish texts. But you’ll most likely find Sarah Allyn, 30, of Detroit at Repair the World’s cool headquarters…

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Hungry Harvest zero food waste

Hungry Harvest

Rob Streit JN Intern Company rescues ugly fruits and veggies from going to waste. Community-supported agriculture has grown in popularity in recent years. CSAs as they are called, provide consumers the chance to buy a “farm share” and, in return, the farm provides a box of produce each week. But Hungry Harvest takes the idea…

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