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Shabbat Shalom

Hi everyone, we chose to finish this week with a bit of wisdom from this week’s parsha, Zipporah. We hope you like it! Is Yitro (Jethro), the father of Zipporah, the quintessential volunteer? A careful reading, with a focus on Yitro’s actions and words, might give us our answer: “And Yitro heard…everything that God did […]

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Tu B’Shvat

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. – Robert Louis Stevenson Our current circumstances, while unfortunate, just might give us an opportunity to understand Tu B’Shvat a little differently. Tu B’Shvat, the 15th of the month of Shvat which generally corresponds to January, is the dead […]

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Holocaust Rememberance Day Post

“Those who deny Auschwitz would be ready to remake it” (Primo Levi) Shalom Corps marks this International Holocaust Remembrance Day by saying: We Remember. The date commemorates the end of the nazi genocide that resulted in the deaths of 6 million Jews and 5 million others. Each one of these people had families, lives and […]

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First Webinar with @OLAM

Shavua Tov everyone! This last Thursday, Shalom Corps hosted their first Jewish Service Learning Webinar, in partnership with @OLAMtogether. Educators within our program shared experiences, got to know each other, discussed ideas and explored possibilities together. Thank you everyone for joining!

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MLK Day – Taking Responsibility

Do not stand idly by while your neighbor’s blood is shed (Leviticus 19:16) • Despite the great improvements towards racial equality since the Civil Rights Movement, racism is still a big part of our reality today. Racism is defined as the systematic discrimination of people based on skin color, which affects the lives of People […]

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Join our Journalism and Advocacy Course

As part of our ongoing work, we are proud and happy to announce a new collaboration with NYU Bronfman’s on the Press Officers’ Certificate. We are certain this new endeavor will prove to be extremely fruitful, as it will help you – volunteering organizations – to spread your message and gain exposure, professionally and efficiently. […]

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Join our Webinar on January 21st

Shalom Corps and OLAM will be providing an opportunity for educators within our program to get to know each other, share ideas and explore possibilities together. We will be sharing resources and guidance which will help you to deliver exciting and impactful learning on your program. Do not miss this amazing learning opportunity. The webinar […]

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2020 Recap: Goodness did go global!

  Happy New Year everyone! May 2021 come with great blessings and lots and lots of volunteering! To celebrate, Shalom Corps would like to do a short recap of what we have done in the past twelve months. Are you ready? In 2020, Shalom Corps worked towards launching the Local Model during the Covid-19. In […]

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Shalom Corps’ Improvement Team – The underrepresentation of young Diaspora Jews in Jewish humanitarian service frameworks

  On November 10th, Shalom Corps joined a national competition for Organizations to tackle problems they viewed as important using a self-improvement mechanism that they’d create – an improvement team. The competition, held for the first time over the internet rather than being a physical meeting, hosted hundreds of different groups all eager to show […]

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Hillel Minsk Shares Their Story

  The heritage project happened in partnership with Shalom Corps and U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad. Shalom Corps is proud to have contributed to Hillel Mink’s mission. Hillel Minsk has just organized their 7th MEGA (Memory. Education. Generation. Action) volunteering project on preservation of Jewish heritage in Brest, Belarus. The city […]

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Launch of the Local Community Impact Campaign During Covid-19

  Shalom Corps is proud to announce the Local Campaign Kick Off on December 15th. In June, we announced a competition to come up with a volunteer project that could help improve local communities. After going through the many submissions, our prestigious judges narrowed it down to just 5 proposals. We then opened voting to […]

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Focal Point Recap

On October 14th-15th, we at Shalom Corps were part in organizing the Focal Point 2020 Conference. We joined OLAM to partner with them on their yearly conference centered around helping Jews engaged in global service, international development, and humanitarian aid to help each  other improve their methods of assisting the world’s most vulnerable individuals. This year […]

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Join Shalom Corps at Focal Point 2020

Join Shalom Corps at Focal Point (October 14-15), the premier Jewish convening on global responsibility, to network with and be inspired by fellow champions of global Jewish service as we explore the impact of COVID-19 on our field. Shalom Corps and OLAM are excited to partner on this convening and, in particular, on a special […]

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Parte I. Una misión suicida

This article has been translated to English. Te envío en estas líneas mi historia Helper, laque considero, ha sido el impulso más profundo que me convocó a ser parte de Helpers como voluntaria más activa y comprometida. Mi nombre es Emiliana, vivo en Capital Federal desde hace algunos años, pero la mayoría de mi vida […]

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Part II.

Read Part I here Besides the girl you talked about in our previous segment, do you have another story that was strong and memorable for you? All stories are strong when you commit yourself to listening attentively and lovingly to people who have asked for help. I remember a call to a senior citizen who […]

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Parte II.

Lee parte I aquí Aparte de la chica de que hablaste anteriormente, ¿tienes otra historia que fue fuerte y conmovedora para ti? Todas las historias son fuertes cuando te comprometes en la escucha atenta y amorosa de personas que por algún motivo han solicitado ayuda. Recuerdo haber llamado a un anciano que estaba muy triste […]

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