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Today is the 50th Anniversary of Dr. King’s Last Interview

My apologies. I shared this blog post yesterday; however, because it was so brief, the email summary didn't contain a "read more" option that would take you to the blog post and the link to the actual interview. Thank you for the emails letting me know that the link wasn't available. Hopefully it will work this time. -Emily   March [...]

By |2018-03-25T14:33:28-04:00March 25th, 2018|Heard it through the GRAPEVINE|0 Comments

The 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s Last Interview is March 25

March 25 is the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's last interview. This interview was conducted by Rabbi Everett Gendler at the 1968 annual convention of the Rabbinical Assembly. Click on the image below to read a transcript of the interview in its entirety, which includes Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel's introduction. Rabbi Gendler talks with Dr. King [...]

By |2018-03-23T17:30:44-04:00March 23rd, 2018|Heard it through the GRAPEVINE|0 Comments

Project Spotlight: New Roots’ Youth Food Justice Corps

New Roots' 2017-2018 Gendler Grapevine Project's initiative, the Creation of a Youth Food Justice Corps and Testing the Replication of the New Roots Fresh Stop Market model, is working to engage and show Jewish youth the power they have to engage in food justice work in various ways throughout their community and to replicate the Fresh Stop Market [...]

By |2018-02-27T13:09:46-04:00February 27th, 2018|Heard it through the GRAPEVINE|1 Comment

The Tree That Sustains All Life

This year, Tu B'Shvat begins Tuesday, January 30 and ends at sundown on Wednesday, January 31. This festival, which means "the new year of the tree," occurs on the full moon in winter during the month of Shevat. While many people now think of Tu B'Shvat as a sort of Jewish arbor day, that is not [...]

By |2018-01-26T12:06:38-04:00January 26th, 2018|Heard it through the GRAPEVINE|2 Comments

Program Spotlight: In For Of’s Olam Ubuntu Youth Leadership Program

With funding from the Gendler Grapevine Project and Kreiger Foundations as well as support from the In For Of, Inc. (IFO) organization, the Olam Ubuntu Youth Leadership Program will build participants’ capacity for thoughtful intercultural dialogue. Following a pilot program in 2016-2017, the current Olam Ubuntu program brings together a carefully selected cohort of young [...]

By |2018-01-23T11:23:34-04:00January 23rd, 2018|Heard it through the GRAPEVINE|0 Comments

Rabbi Gendler’s Reflections – a shared post

Today is Martin Luther King Day. We are sharing a post that Rabbi Gendler wrote in April 2013. It is a nice reflection about his participation in a demonstration at the Arlington National Cemetery with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and specifically Rabbi Maurice Eisendrath. He shares a history and perspective not often discussed in regard to [...]

By |2018-01-15T10:46:58-04:00January 15th, 2018|Heard it through the GRAPEVINE|0 Comments

Project Spotlight: Yeshivat Chovevei Torah’s Jewish-Muslim Dialogue

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah’s (YCT) Gendler Grapevine Project included sending YCT student Sam Englender to an eight-week program where he would study Arabic at Zaytuna College, America’s only Muslim liberal arts college. He partook in Zaytuna’s Intensive Summer Arabic Program and was one of two non-Muslim students. He had the opportunity to be immersed in a [...]

By |2017-12-05T14:29:21-04:00December 5th, 2017|Heard it through the GRAPEVINE|0 Comments

Project Spotlight: Jewish Farm School’s Shorashim – Rooted in Justice

Jewish Farm School’s initiative, Shorashim: Rooted in Justice, is a teen-focused series of workshops that uses food as a lens through which to explore a rich range of topics, including sustainability, worker’s rights, social justice, and Jewish traditions. Their project hit the ground running this fall. They are currently in the middle of the series with their [...]

By |2017-11-21T09:08:18-04:00November 21st, 2017|Heard it through the GRAPEVINE|0 Comments

Project Spotlight: Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism’s Plan Bee

The goal of Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism’s (HCRJ) Gendler Grapevine Project initiative (Plan Bee: Honey Production in a Jewish Context) is to offer a range of learning opportunities for students of all ages that revolve around the production of honey from an onsite beehive. In August, they had their first professional development meeting of [...]

By |2017-11-15T00:52:48-04:00November 15th, 2017|Heard it through the GRAPEVINE|0 Comments

Project Spotlight: Edlavitch DCJCC’s Environmental and Food Justice Family Workshop Series

The Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center's (EDCJCC) Gendler Grapevine Project initiative will develop a family workshop series focused on environmental and food justice. For their first activity, they hosted a successful fall family food justice workshop. They brought together six families (a total 24 participants) on Sunday, September 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. for Apples for Everyone! A [...]

By |2017-11-07T10:28:13-04:00November 7th, 2017|Heard it through the GRAPEVINE|0 Comments
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