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Life is pretty weird/awesome/meshugana huh?
If you told me 8 years ago when I was back in NY working on Wall Street, that I would be spending my Sundays in LA at assisted living communities teaching how to stretch and complain, I would think you were Passover soup nuts (ahem, the worst and craziest kind of nuts).
But here I am for the last five years teaching Stretching and Kvetching, an exercise and entertainment class that works out the heart, mind, and laughter muscles as much as our legs, arms, and pinky toes.
The premise of the class was founded…
Why should others help us if we ourselves do not help each other?
Therefore my big idea is to create the Jewish volunteer organization "SURVIVAL".
It is never too much help. I believe that one more properly functioning organization providing help to Jewish people could make a difference.
The idea came to my mind when I learned about the tragedy in Arizona, Tucson. Not only some victims, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, were Jewish, but it may be that even a shooter Jared Lee Loughner was a Jew (I did not find any information about his ethnicity, religion, or family…
I like to see a book that teaches YIDISHKITE and not spoken Hebrew.
NER TAMID, SHABAT SHALOM, EREV CHAG, CHAG SAMEACH, YERUSHALIM IR HAKODESH, ARON HAKODESH, CHATAN VEKALAH, BRIT MILA, ASERET HADIBROT, DAVID MELECH ISRAEL, BEIT KNESET, ROSEH CHODESH AND LEHITRAOT.
I have always loved to feed people and I make really good chicken soup. I would like to have a place for lonely people to come and share in a "sense of community" while enjoying a delicious bowl of home made jewish penicillin. Medicine for the sould.
The Sport and Art Educational Foundation (SAEF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization currently dedicated to improving the health and wellness of those in the West Los Angeles Jewish community. With headquarters in the Westside Jewish community center, SAEF operates the Alzheimer's Table Tennis Therapy Program where instructors work with Alzheimer's patients along with patients with other forms of dementia, to improve their overall well-being through a carefully supervised games in table tennis. An article about our program was recently featured in the Jewish Journal: http://www.jewishjournal.com/50_Plus/article/pingpong_therapy_brings_net_gains_to_alzheimers_patients_20110125/ Our work at SAEF is based on a Japanese clinical study that has demonstrated table…
We are near the last decade in which our young people can directly connect with those who have lived through the Holocaust, the survivors who themselves experienced the Holocaust as young people. Their personal stories imbue them with a unique moral authority to inspire today’s young people to stand up to our Jewish mandate to repair the world.
I Will Remember is a three-step program in which survivors reframe a young person’s encounter with the Holocaust as a source of motivation and activist community.
Teen-survivor partnerships unite the inspiration of passionate, eloquent elders and the hope and altruism of bright,…
Shiva Sisters is a full service company, which lightens the burden for those who have lost a loved one. We create a meaningful Shiva, reception, memorial or gathering in which the presence of family and friends becomes an essential part of healing. At a moments notice, we quickly facilitate an event, which is specifically tailored to meet the needs of each family.
Before we formally started our company, we sought to understand the various rituals and processes performed after a death to help each family through this painful time. Not only did we assess the available literature and attend seminars…
Two years ago, while producing a TV show about Hometown Heroes, I visited a non-profit organization in Minnesota that took my breath away. Called, "Bridging" it closed the gap between Minneapolis' "haves" and "have-nots." The premise is simple; Collect people's unwanted furniture and household goods and give them for free to people who desperately need them. There's nothing like "Bridging" in Los Angeles.
My next big Jewish idea is to build a bridge between the "haves" and "have-nots" in our city to serve the Jewish community and all in need.
Based on the Jewish concept that community resources should be…
I live in the Fairfax district, where hipsters, artists, and elderly holocaust survivors share the space. Often ignored, I befriended some of the elderly people in my neighborhood. Realizing they have so much to say without any outlet to say it, I filmed them and asked them for advice. I started a blog, lifeadvicefromoldpeople.com, where I could tell their stories and put their videos on the site. As I got more interviews, I also got some press. The news did a story on me. Articles were written. Letters came in from all over the world. I've personally interviewed well over…
A place where anyone who needs meals for friday(shabbos night) and saturday (shabbos) lunch a table and meal will be available. a safe atmosphere that will allow people too provide outreach services,..