Israel’s First Social Impact Nudgeathon

April 30, 2018 12:00am
By Oz Fishman, Senior Global Jewish Service Corps Fellow

They say that if you give a person a fish, she’ll eat for a day. But if you teach her how to fish, she’ll eat for a lifetime. But the creator of this idiom overlooked a critical question: how do you get someone to want to fish?

An Argentinian Perspective of Leadership & Philanthropy in Israel

January 29, 2018 12:00am
By Sebastian Palatnik, Inside Israel: The Eugene J. Ribakoff Fellowship in Leadership & Philanthropy alum. Sebastian is an entrepreneur, cofounder of the company CLINC and a director of TechTrek

Over the past 10 years, there has been huge growth in the number of travel programs for Jewish young adults, focusing on everything from culture and tradition to tourism. Out of a personal desire to seek new challenges, I discovered The Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), and their young adult initiative, JDC Entwine who works to connect young Jews to the global Jewish community and foster a sense of global responsibility through their programs.

Finding The Unexpected in Rwanda

October 26, 2017 12:00am
By Bobby Gross, Inside Rwanda alum

I wasn’t sure what to expect from my trip to Rwanda. It was difficult to see past the long list of shots I needed to get, and the upcoming 24 hours of travel to get to the country. I looked forward to seeing my sister, Lauren, who has been serving as a Global Jewish Service Corps Fellow with Agahozo Shalom Youth Village (ASYV), but wasn’t sure what to expect.

An Occupational Therapist in Georgia (the country)

September 28, 2017 12:00am
By Paige Bookoff, Inside Jewish Georgia & Azerbaijan Alum

It was Thursday July 20th –the drum like sound of my alarm went off and the sun was shining through the hotel curtains. It was time to get ready and begin day four of the trip. I completed my morning routine and headed downstairs for breakfast with my roommate. Breakfast included homemade omelets, fresh fruits and veggies, and a plethora of other savory and sweet delights. After breakfast, our whole group hopped on the bus and headed to the Jewish Community Center in Tbilisi.