Food For Good

Chef Kristin Macan, Director of Community Kitchens and Programs for Mercy Chefs heard a divine call on a cold morning in March of 2012.  Her husband heard the call first in their Pentecostal Church about a tornado that struck West Liberty, Kentucky.  He told Kristin, hoping she would be the voice of reason but instead... Continue Reading →

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CHEFS TO THE RESCUE!

Gary Leblanc has been a hotel restaurant professional for 35 years and he wants to get out of the kitchen. His story, however, reads differently as he keeps getting thrown back in. In 2005, when Katrina hit New Orleans, Gary's daughter's home was under 9 feet of water for 6 weeks.  His grandmother was evacuated... Continue Reading →

We Declare a State of Moral Emergency

Becca Israel is a Development Officer for Bend the Arc.  She got involved with the organization  while participating in a Jeremiah Fellowship program in the Bay Area. Jeremiah Fellowships give young adults who are committed to economic and social justice the opportunity to explore how Jewish values, culture and community can support and further their... Continue Reading →

Successful Activism

Ten years ago, when she was 12, Melanie Thompson was kidnapped as she walked home from the movies in NYC.  She was locked in a closet in an abandoned house and forced into prostitution.  Melanie worked on the streets and in an underground strip club. Once her pimp found and started advertising on Backpage.com, her... Continue Reading →

Enough is Enough

There are times in life when one can pierce through the veil of separation and catch a glimpse into the One-ness of all life… March 24, 2018 was one such day…. People all over the country and all over the world poured out into the streets to remind the world and one another that “this is what democracy... Continue Reading →

#I believe you

  I recently had the pleasure of meeting two students -- Jessica Bell from Clarkstown South High and Hanson Drysdale from Spring Valley High -- at a 4 day training workshop called Students Advocating to End Dating Abuse (SAEDA). Hanson identifies as an immigrant, having come from Jamaica in 2014.  He said when he came... Continue Reading →

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