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How Karl Lagerfeld Cleansed Chanel of its anti-Semitic, Nazi past


(JTA) — If you walk into any wealthy Jewish American neighborhood, a careful eye will spot designer duds – Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton – sported by well-coiffed men and women as they walk through town. But in a sea of expensive excess, one designer’s name is spoken of with an air of…

Heightened Humanity: JDAIM Reflections of Disability Volunteers


For more than a decade, the Jewish world has known February by a different name: Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). What began as a grassroots campaign spotlighting the importance of disability inclusion in Jewish spaces transformed into an influential international mo…

Repairing the World, One Farm at a Time


Mudin Makaria, a small farmer in Ethiopia, has struggled to make his crops grow. His land is desert-like; sandy, mineral poor and far from an adequate water supply. It’s been a challenge to feed and support his wife and seven children. Like all of the farmers in his community, he doesn’t…

We Want to Help Send Your Teen to Israel


Calling all parents of teens! Do you want your teen to experience the magic of Israel? Need an extra incentive to help them get there? My Israel Journey awards Jewish San Diego teen’s (8th-12th grade) a one-time gift of up to $1,500 (amount is determined based on teen's Israel experience)…

Celebrate Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Month


With the start of February, so too begins Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptence, and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). Of course, there is nothing uniquely Jewish about disabilities, nor is there a greater need for inclusion in February than in any other month. So why observe Jewish Disability Awa…