Why “Pushing In” Benefits All Learners


JVG Fellow Dana Keil explains why “Pushing In” benefits all learners. “When pushing in, the stigma is reduced or eliminated. Therapists pushing in can work with a group of students at a table, or go from student to student one-on-one, and they look and act like another teacher in the classroom. In fact, a sign […]

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Meet Alicia Jo Rabins: Torah Scholar, Award-Winning Poet & Awesome Jewish Mom


Current JVG Fellow Alicia Jo Rabins was featured on Kveller.com as one of their interesting Jews! She has been up to a lot as her first book of poetry, “Divinity School”, was recently published and Girls in Trouble just released their third album. Learn more about this mom, musician, poet, and Torah scholar extraordinaire! Read the full […]

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With a cue from scouting BadgeQuest aims for greater Jewish engagement


2012 JVG Alumna Sarah Blattner, TAMRITZ founder and executive director, is working with JJEP (Joint Jewish Education Program) to create BadgeQuest. This supplemental Religious School program seeks to use badge learning to teach their students to look at the world around them with a Jewish lens, to ingrain Jewish values into students’ actions, and to […]

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Sukkot: Building Justice and shelters from the storm

Tivnu article

“If you turned Steve into a nonprofit, Tivnu is what it would look like. Jewish — check. Youth-oriented — check. Social action — check. Construction work — check.” JVG Alum Steve Eisenbach-Budner envisioned a partnership between the Jewish community and other communities to work together to make a better world for all. This concept has […]

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Fall Job/Fellowship Opportunities

Job Opportunities Development Director @ UpStart: UpStart is seeking an experienced and entrepreneurial individual to lead the development function of the organization during an exciting period of scaling for national growth. The successful candidate will work directly with the CEO and the UpStart Board to design and implement a strategic development program to support the […]

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The Buzz: JVG’ers Kick Off New Program Year with Impressive Communal Accolades

Six JVG’ers were recognized for their impactful and innovative missions. Our colleagues at the Natan Fund recently announced the recipients of their most recent grant cycle. Six JVG alumni were selected as top Jewish and Israeli social innovation organizations for 2015-2016: Challah for Hunger (’10) G-dcast (’10) Jewish Farm School (’10) Keshet (’03) Kevah (’12) […]

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An investment in social entrepreneurs yields real value


Our Dual Investment Program has supported 38 social entrepreneurs and their visions for more just, vibrant, and inclusive Jewish communities. Nearly 15 years later, these investments continue to yield real value for our alumni, for their ventures, and for the individuals and communities their work has touched. Our alumni are pioneers – they are trailblazers […]

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Balancing tradition and innovation: JVG Fellows journey to Detroit


For the 2014-2016 Fellows’ second cohort retreat, we convened in Detroit, MI, from June 21-24. Why Detroit, you may ask? Not only is one of our fellows, Nora Feldhusen, living and working to effect change in the city of Detroit, but we were also drawn to the dream of a city reimagined and to the […]

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July 2015 Job Opportunities

Chief Program Officer @ UpStart: The Chief Program Officer (CPO) will serve as a key member of the UpStart executive team. In collaboration with the CEO and the Board of Directors, the CPO will articulate and implement the strategic vision and leadership of the agency, oversee the operations of all programs and services, and evaluate […]

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