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Jewish Teen Funders Network Announces New Direction and Name: “Honeycomb”

  With a growing international footprint and new intensive trainings, resources, and consulting services, the Jewish Teen Funders Network has rebranded as Honeycomb (honeycomb.org), focusing on helping educators and community leaders run immersive Jewish philanthropy experiences and programs and other meaningful grantmaking activities for youth and families. Following more than a decade fostering Jewish teens’ philanthropy, Honeycomb recognizes…

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Maxwell Spurr picked as JTFN Ambassador

    The Jewish Teen Funders Network serves as a central resource for the quickly growing field of Jewish teen philanthropy. They work to grow and strengthen the field of Jewish teen philanthropy in North America. Jewish teen philanthropy programs introduce teens to collective grantmaking. This group process is guided by Jewish values and provides…

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Summer camp is back!

  Last summer, according to the American Camp Association, only 18% of the country’s overnight camps welcomed kids. Too much was unknown at that point about COVID-19, and restrictions in many states didn’t permit camps to open. This year, camps are looking to welcome kids back, with many of the restrictions we have grown accustomed…

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Pondering the power of Chanukah in a pandemic

Maimonides Jewish Day School in Southwest Portland announced the two winners of Oregon’s 4th annual Chanukah Essay Contest. They were selected by award-winning children’s authors Trudy Ludwig and Eric Kimmel, two of the contest’s judges, who infused this year’s event with their signature creativity. Shira Wilhelm, 10, a 5th grader at Maimonides Jewish Day School,…

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2020 Chanukah Essay Contest

Maimonides Jewish Day School in Southwest Portland announces Oregon’s 4th annual Chanukah Essay Contest. Eric Kimmel, award-winning children’s author, penned this year’s question (immediately below), encouraging young Oregonians in third through eighth grades to put themselves in the shoes of the Maccabees – Jewish soldiers in antiquity who fought for their beliefs – and ask…