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Congratulations to the Moral Courage Essay Winners

This year’s first-place winner of the Anti-Defamation League Arizona’s Herb Goldberg Moral Courage Essay Contest for 2021 is Emma Schwarz, a 10th grader at Verde Valley School in Sedona. Her essay, “A Generational Legacy” won her a $2,500 scholarship. Read her essay here. The annual essay contest was created by the Goldberg Foundation to honor…

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What Makes a Family?

As school lets out, PJ Library offers an inclusively curated picture book list to keep kids engaged and reading all summer What makes a family a family? In Hebrew, mishpacha means family – and it’s not just a word, but a value to embrace as well. And families come in all sorts of shapes, sizes,…

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“Collective Compassion” for Mental Health Awareness Month

  The Jewish community is bringing the power of “Collective Compassion” to National Mental Health Awareness Month (collectivecompassion2021.com). A project of the Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Funder Collaborative for the second year in a row, Collective Compassion shares events and resources from more than a dozen partners in a coordinated response to the significant mental…

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Plant for Tomorrow

Every day is Earth Day in the Jewish tradition, which teaches a deep and generational respect for the environment. In celebration of the Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat in January, PJ Library conducted a “Plant for Tomorrow” matching donation campaign to help plant tens of thousands of trees for future generations. The campaign inspired more…

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Youth Conservation Corps Summer Employment

Photo: Looking out over the Rincon Mountains. Saguaro National Park is offering a summer Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program to teens, ages 16-18. YCC is an 8-week youth employment program consisting of three main components: conservation work, environmental education and outdoor recreation. The dates for the season are June 7, 2021 through July 30, 2021….

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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 the…

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Herb Goldberg Moral Courage Essay Contest

ADL Arizona is proud to announce the 2021 Herb Goldberg Moral Courage Essay Contest. This essay contest is open to all Arizona students in grades 9-12. Moral courage means acting upon your values in the face of hardship, especially when it may come at a personal cost. Morality is an idea – our abstract sense…

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