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 now available for the 2016-2017 school year.

Room on the Bench (’14): Current JVG fellow and director of Room on the Bench Dana Keil, explained why “pushing in” benefits all learners in her post for The New Normal blog.

Kavana Cooperative (’10) and Storahtelling (’03): The Jewish Emergent Network (“the Network”), a collaboration between seven path-breaking Jewish communities from across the United States, recently announced their first project: a national rabbinic fellowship.

Yavilah McCoy (’03): JVG alumna Yavilah McCoy was featured as a special guest at Lab/Shul’s, a project of, Storahtelling, 2nd Annual Interfaith Shabbat honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Day.

Bela Farm at Shoresh (’12): Attendees gathered at Taking Root, a launch event for Bela Farm. This was only one of their big accomplishments featured in the 2015 Year in Review.


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