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Guest Blog: Reflections on Coalition Building

by Jonah Rothstein, Moishe House Jewish Education Retreats Manager In November of last year, over 30 young Jewish leaders from around the country gathered at Leichtag Commons for a Moishe House learning retreat with a theme of coalition building: the process through which people and groups organize to achieve a common purpose. This was the first year we had […]

Food Systems Map with Center on Policy Initiatives

The Center on Policy Initiatives is a nonprofit partner committed to economic prosperity, sustainable communities, and healthy environments for all. They provide analysis, policy solutions, and education to support social and economic justice for working people and diverse communities in the San Diego region. A Leichtag Foundation grant in 2017 helped CPI conduct research and […]

The Hive’s Climate Change Commitment

by Michelle Poliner, Events Manager   A few months ago, I attended Hazon’s annual Jewish Food Conference at the Isabella Friedman Center, their farm-to-table kosher retreat center in Falls Village, CT, where foodies from around the world convened to learn more about how we can apply Jewish values and heritage to identify solutions for climate change. For four days this question […]

Kulna Yerushalayim

Kulna Yerushalayim means “We are all Jerusalem,” and operates under this notion by connecting East and West Jerusalem through social activities. The organization originally launched in 2011 as “Simply Sing,” which merged together Arab and Jewish communities through music. As the program grew, so did more opportunity for expansion. They then launched “Jerusalem Double,” their […]

c.a.t.a.m.o.n Dance

c.a.t.a.m.o.n Dance Group focuses on visual communication, using the body as a cross-communication tool to bridge cultures and ideas in Jerusalem and beyond. One of c.a.t.a.m.o.n’s signature project is “From Jaffa to Agripas” festival,” which features choreographers and dancers from across Israel for three days of performances – in Mahane Yehuda – the market in […]


Based on the Arabic work for “school,” Madrasa is a free web-based school for Hebrew speakers to learn spoken Arabic. While 20% of the population living in Israel are arabs who speak Arabic as their first language, 95% of Jews living in Israel cannot communicate in Arabic at all. Madrasa’s founders believed that if Jews […]