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Uniting Seattle under a banner of Jewish pride

Uniting Seattle under a banner of Jewish pride

By Justin Coskey, Special to the Jewish Sound I recently had the opportunity to interview Daniel Cohen, an active young adult in the Jewish community of greater Seattle, on his most recent endeavor, The Shabbos Project. While the Shabbos Project is an international organization and event, Daniel came up with the idea for a Seattle(…)

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Drawn together by hopes for peace

Drawn together by hopes for peace

By Jacob Greene, Special to the Jewish Sound For several months this year, I lived in Israel. The majority of my time I spent studying with Alexander Muss High School in Israel, along with 29 American and Canadian teenagers, with support from an Israel scholarship from the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. While we spent(…)

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In a summer of war, a group of kids works toward peace

In a summer of war, a group of kids works toward peace

By Joel Magalnick, Editor, The Jewish Sound The vast difference between the deep green valley outside of Mt. Vernon and the dusty Jerusalem hills these two-dozen 12-year-olds call home was the first clue they had entered something potentially life-changing. For these kids, divided evenly among Jews, Muslims and Christians, their first summer with Kids4Peace brought(…)

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How we learn how to give back

How we learn how to give back

By Austin Matloff, Special to the Jewish Sound J-Team is an innovative, hands-on program that introduces Jewish teens in the Seattle area to the field of charitable giving. In the early fall of each year, any Jewish high school student in the Seattle area is eligible to apply to be a part of J-Team. Once(…)

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The thrill of winning (but winning isn’t everything)

The thrill of winning (but winning isn’t everything)

By Richelle Willner Martin The JUMP boardroom presentation day took place on March 19, 2014, on the 25th floor of a skyscraper in the middle of Manhattan. Each of the five teams was granted 15 minutes to present everything they had accomplished in the past five months to a set of five judges. Each team(…)

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A little kindness goes a long way

A little kindness goes a long way

By Emma Stein JUMP, Jewish Unity Mentoring Project, is a national leadership program for Jewish high school students across the country. It is a program to teach Jewish teenagers about leadership and Judaism and what it means to help others. JUMP has taught us to become leaders in our own communities and has shown us(…)

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Being all that he can be

Being all that he can be

By Rachel Allen and Aviva Prizont, Special to JTNews A tall man in a fancy blue uniform fiddled around with his laptop at the front of the classroom, trying to open his presentation. He turned to his audience, a group of girls waiting at their desks, and imparted his first words of wisdom: “Death by(…)

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Our voices do make a difference

Our voices do make a difference

By Yoni Kintzer , Special to JTNews Inspiring and eye-opening — the only way to describe my weekend in Olympia with the Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC), a group of 22 youth from around Washington State who represent youth issues to our state legislature. The council invited members from different youth organizations throughout the state(…)

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