The Buzz: JVG’ers Continue to Make North American Strides


JVG fellows and alumni advance their missions with public leadership and forward-thinking Alicia Jo Rabins (’14): Featured as an interesting Jew by Kveller, current JVG Fellow Alicia Jo Rabins discusses life as a mom, Torah scholar, and award-winning poet. Tivnu: Building Justice (’12): The Jewish Journal featured Tivnu, the first domestic Jewish gap year program. Applications are […]

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Winter 2016 Opportunites

Kevah Teaching Fellowship For two weeks this summer, from May 31 to June 14, Kevah will bring together a pluralistic cohort of Jewish Professionals to learn from experts in adult education, practice new techniques in teaching workshops, and actualize their skills by teaching a public lesson on Shavuot. Applications are due by February 15, 2016. […]

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Save the Date for The Collaboratory 2016


The Collaboratory is back for a fourth time. This year, we are catalyzing change from the inside out! For the past three years, hundreds of innovators and entrepreneurs from across North America, Israel, and the world have come together to build skills and connections to advance their work. The energy in the room is unlike anywhere […]

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Alumni and Fellows Connect at January Retreat


Looking to the future. For the 2014-2016 Fellows’ third retreat, we convened in Encinitas, CA at the Leichtag Ranch, from January 10-13. With only eight months left of this cohort’s Dual Investment Program, this retreat was framed around building a foundation for “Life After JVG.” As the fellows focus on sustainable growth for their ventures, they […]

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Blended Learning: A Solution to the Day School Tuition Crisis?


JVG Fellow Chana German explains the benefits of blended learning. “In recent experimental and quasi-experimental studies contrasting blends of online and face-to-face instruction with conventional face-to-face classes, blended instruction has been more effective, providing a rationale for the effort required to design and implement blended approaches. Even when used by itself, online learning appears to […]

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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 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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