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From the Field: October 2012

October 24, 2012

With the new year comes new and exciting developments from the field:

Sarah Bassin (’12): NewGround was named a Finalist in the Los Angeles Social Venture Partners’ Social Innovation Fast Pitch competition!

Zhenya Plechkina (’10): For the development of programming geared toward 8-13 year-olds, Zshuk was awarded a $22,000 grant from Genesis Philanthropy Group.

Mitch Braff (’03): Monday, October 19th, marked the Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation’s world premiere of The Reunion, a powerful documentary narrated by Liev Schreiber. Watch the inspiring trailer here.

Idit Klein (’03): In support of plans to expand community-building, engagement, and programming opportunities in the Bay Area,¬†Keshet was awarded $540,000 by the San Francisco-based Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund.

Nati Passow (’10): Jewish Farm School launched its newest initiative, Feast Forward, a video series bringing image, spirituality, knowledge, and action together. Check out the very first video in the series, A Prayer for Rain.

Sara Heitler Bamberger (’12): This Fall, Kevah announced a new partnership with LimmudLA to create Los Angeles-based micro-communities to participate in peer-led vibrant conversation around Jewish learning of classical Jewish texts.

Sarah Lefton (’10) & Eli Winkelman (’10): Both G-dcast and Challah for Hunger are hiring for multiple brand-new positions.

Rochelle Shoretz (’03): More than 400 women, men, kids, and college students joined Team Sharsheret at the Making Strides Walk in NYC’s Central Park on October 21st. View photos from the walk here.

Rachel Nussbaum (’10): Hot off the press, Kavana Cooperative has released its annual report for ’11-’12.

Rabbi Ari Weiss (’10): Uri L’Tzedek launched its Synagogue Affiliate Program, a partnership that includes resources to run social justice programs, incorporation of social justice into the pulpit and educational¬†programs, and a platform for a community of social-justice orientated spiritual leaders, with six Synagogue Affiliates.