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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…

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Virtual Hackathon for Jewish Teens

Teens across the country can register for a Social Innovation Virtual Hackathon taking place Sunday, October 25 from 1-5 pm ET – a one-day event to learn how to become a young social changemaker and use innovative thinking to turn problems into opportunities. The Hackathon is organized by the Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Funder Collaborative…

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JLTV Premiering Children’s Program “Rhythm ‘N Ruach”

Jewish Life Television/JLTV proudly announces the addition of the children’s program “Rhythm ‘N Ruach” to its weekend morning line-up. Joining the animated series “Bible Stories for Kids,” which is distributed by Chip Taylor Communications, “Rhythm ‘N Ruach” is an original production of Joyful Judaism Productions and is making its television premiere on Jewish Life Television…