community service

Josh Goldstein, Helps teens organize for community outreach and activism.

05/22/2012

Josh Goldstein, 17

While most of his peers are principally worried about SATs, Josh Goldstein spends his time planning events that help teens like himself make a difference in their community.

“I connect to Judaism now mostly through community service,” says the 17-year-old J-Teen leader, a junior at the Fieldston School in Riverdale.

Josh Goldstein

Living Out Their Jewish Values — Quickly

Fueled by young Jews’ interest, short-term social-justice trips are booming, and becoming more professional.

01/18/2011
Staff Writer

In Gedera, a predominantly Ethiopian town in central Israel, a group of college students from the University of Massachusetts began clearing a litter-strewn courtyard in the town center. Their goal: to plant a community garden in a little more than a week’s time.

As they tilled the soil, older Ethiopians who lived in the area began peering out their windows, watching curiously as the project unfolded. After some time, they came outside and began helping as well.

Hands to work: University of Michigan students in Nicaragua. Courtesy of AJWS

Gabrielle Giffords’ Husband Urges MLK Day Volunteer Service

01/16/2011

(JTA) -- The husband of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is urging Americans to volunteer in their communities on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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