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“It started as a spreadsheet, a very basic spreadsheet” Elana Sichel says. She and Hadassah Raskas are the Co-founders of Corona Connects, an initiative that pairs volunteers with organizations needing the extra hands during this chaotic period of coming back from Coronavirus. The idea originated in a strong desire to […]
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“It started as a spreadsheet, a very basic spreadsheet” Elana Sichel says. She and Hadassah Raskas are the co-founders of Corona Connects, an initiative that pairs volunteers with organizations needing the extra hands during this chaotic period of a pandemic. The idea originated in a strong desire to be of […]
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“It started as a spreadsheet, a very basic spreadsheet,” Elana Sichel, a recent graduate of University of Maryland says. She and Hadassah Raskas, a U Penn rising senior, are the co-founders of Corona Connects, an initiative that pairs volunteers with organizations needing the extra hands during this chaotic time of […]
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Imagine a town that’s all welcoming, all engaging, and all fun while being an inclusive educational environment for special needs children. This was just a dream for Rabbi Zalman Grossbaum, founder and CEO of LifeTown, nearly 10 years ago. Rabbi Grossbaum is a Chabad shaliach with his wife, Toba, in […]
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Far too often, we forget how essential clothing is to our survival as well as our self-esteem, a resource to which not everyone is privy. Countless clothing donation organizations exist across the globe, but one has been making a major impact across Israel. Yad Leah, founded by Jessica Katz, helps […]
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Bergen Teens Trade Labor Day Plans For Flight to Houston to Help Rebuild After Harvey A group of teen volunteers, including seven from North Jersey, have dropped their Labor Day plans to board a Houston-bound flight and help victims of Hurricane Harvey. The teens, ranging from 15 to 17 years […]
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  Even though eight-year-old Laila and her family are from New York, they never had much experience with Orthodox Jews until Laila was diagnosed with cancer. Laila’s mother recalls that when treatment began, that changed in an instant. “Memorial Sloan-Kettering gave us more direct exposure to Orthodox Jews. They have […]
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