Federation Impact

Challah and Naan: Jewish Life in India

Of the 1,500 languages spoken in India, there is not a single word for anti-Semitism. That’s one of Nissim Pingle’s favorite facts about Jewish life in India—a legacy that’s millennia old. Since he was a teenager, Nissim has been a stand-out leader, dedicated to building Jewish com…

Engineering a Jewish Education in Argentina and Beyond

 Leandro Margulis grew up surrounded by Jewish community in Buenos Aires. He went to Jewish day school, celebrated holidays with youth group friends and played sports at Jewish youth clubs.


So when the budding engineer needed to choose a high school, he knew ORT’s Almagro Technical High…

Urgent Need in Ukraine

Fourteen-year-old Marianna Tikich loves to perform at community celebrations and practice music at her local JCC. It’s a bright spot amid a difficult life in Mariupol, a city of about 500,000 people in southeastern Ukraine, where political and economic crises have hit hard. Many Jews in Ma…

Strengthening Family in the Negev

When 8-year-old Itzik first met Shimrit, his mentor, he was so shy he could barely look her in the eye. But after three years of working closely with her, Itzik’s confidence grew tremendously. He’s now active in school, and much more willing to reach out to family and new friends.

“I Know That This Is My Passion”: Karen’s Journey with Masa Israel

Karen Klein will always remember childhood summers visiting her mom’s family in Tel Aviv. Raised in the U.S. with a strong love for Zionism, she founded and ran a pro-Israel advocacy organization at her college, and sought out other ways to support the Jewish homeland from abroad.  
 

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