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Summertime Social Justice

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

9 Reasons to Bring Jewish Kids to Cemeteries

One of the things I love getting to do since relocating to Jackson, Mississippi, is teach in our congregation’s Sunday ...

Violating Someone Else’s Sabbath

I recently received an email from my local synagogue‘s Brotherhood, asking for volunteers to help with some much-needed upkeep work ...

#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 ...

On the 10th Anniversary of Katrina: Reflecting & Repairing

Ten  years ago, I couldn’t have imagined that I would be living in the state so devastated by the hurricane ...

When Helping A Community, Follow Their Lead

Today’s post is from Caitlin Brooking, who recently attended a “Service in Mississippi” summit hosted by the ISJL, and then ...

Is it Good to Be a Voluntourist?

I’ll admit, sometimes I browse Buzzfeed . In particular, since I’m a bit of an adrenaline junky, I often look at ...

Can Daylight Savings Shed Light on Energy Poverty?

For many, the end of Daylight Savings Time is associated with an extra luxurious hour of sleep. Since modern electricity mitigates ...

On Wedding Vows, Giving, and Receiving

My sister, Chanie, and my new brother-in-law, Joel, got married this month. I’m very fortunate to have incredible co-workers who ...

Operation Oneg: A Southern & Jewish Soldier Story

Last week was my first adventure on the road as an Education Fellow. I went to Montgomery and Auburn, Alabama, ...