Young Adults

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Tivnu wins $30,000 for Applied Jewish Wisdom

PHOTOS: Above, Tivnu participants meet with Gov. Kate Brown in Salem while attending the proclamation of Cesar Chavez Day at the Capitol in March. At right, Tivnu participants canvas against Measure 105 before last year’s election. From Staff and PR Reports Portland-based Tivnu: Building Justice was one of seven organizations to receive the 2018-19 Lippman…

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Young adults get taste of Israel on free Birthright trips

PHOTOS by Sarah Northrop/sartakespics.com Taglit-Birthright, a free 10-day trip to Israel for Jewish young adults, has provided an eye-opening and life-changing experience for more than 650,000 participants who have experienced Israel since Birthright launched in 1999. Hundreds of classic, campus and themed tours are available each year. Trips are operated by various trip organizers, but…

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Young leader repairs world

PHOTO: AmericCorps Team Leader Amy Singer in Grants Pass.   At just 23 years old, Amy Singer is one of the younger team leaders for AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps. She has led her team as they mentored and interacted with 435 students in Sacramento. They removed invasive species and planted 5,000 trees and native…

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Innovation Competition to Kickstart Pro-Israel Advocacy Ideas

PHOTO: Adam and Gila Milstein, center, at the 2018 AIPAC Student Reception. The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation is collecting submissions for its second Innovation Competition, which will help fund a never-been-done-before, out-of-the-box idea, initiative, project, program or event to advance pro-Israel advocacy on college campuses. This is the second year of the Milstein…

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Call for nominations: Laurie Rogoway Outstanding Jewish Professional Award

PHOTO: Laurie Rogoway and Kathy Davis-Weiner present the first Laurie Rogoway Outstanding Jewish Professional Award to Andy Gitelson of Oregon Hillel in 2015. The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland established the Laurie Rogoway Outstanding Jewish Professional Award five years ago to honor our esteemed colleague and friend Laurie Rogoway, a pillar of Jewish professional leadership…

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Moishe House, Sharsheret Urge Young People to Focus on Jewish Cancer Risks

PHOTO: Pink Shabbatluck at the Moishe House in Sydney, Australia, Feb16, 2018. The world’s largest peer-led program for post-college-age Jews is teaming up with the leading organization for Jewish cancer education to get young Jews thinking about inherited risks of breast, ovarian and other cancers. Moishe House and Sharsheret are collaborating on a nation-wide effort…

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