Tikkun Olam

Summertime Social Justice

Before school's back, use some staycation time for tikkun olam

At This Point in Time

Last week, all around the country, people stayed awake late into the night and took to the streets. The U.S Department ...

When They Come for One of Us

In 1990, when I was 12 years old, I moved to Durham, NC, a smallish Southern college town. The Durham Jewish ...

Make Your Voice Heard

A strange thing happened in the wake of the election, and is intensifying now that the inauguration is next week. ...

Piecing Together Self-Care and Tikkun Olam Through Puzzles

There is no doubt that tikkun olam, the act of repairing the world, is an important and widely valued idea ...

Coming Out for my Transgender Daughter

There it sat and it had sat for a very long time. We felt exhausted, vulnerable, and full of anxiety. ...

Giving Gelt: Starting A Family Giving Circle (Part 2)

Around Hanukkah this past year, my family decided to start our own giving circle. Sitting around the kitchen table, armed with ...

#TBT: Reflecting on Last Week’s MLK Service Day

If you ever want to visit the ISJL office, make sure not to come on a Friday. Chances are, you ...

What Does the End of Racism Look Like?

The question was simple: “What would the world look like if there was no more racism?” I turned to my ...

Hanukkah is Coming: Don’t Let the Light Go Out

I have always found it difficult to romanticize the tale of right and might that belongs to the Maccabees.  I ...