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Activist Spotlight
11/22/2010 | Posted by JWW Team



There are so many exciting things happening at Jewish World Watch when it comes to our student... Read more »

11/20/2010 | Posted by JWW Team



The volunteers who support Jewish World Watch relief and development projects are the amazing backbone of our... Read more »

06/01/2010 | Posted by JWW Team



Project: Gabe started with a Bar Mitzvah project and ended up raising over $16,000 (which is about 530 backpacks) plus another $9,000 from his own Walk for Darfur! In achieving this, he spoke to hundreds of people in local schools, synagogues, youth groups and more . . . and got them all involved as well. And now, Gabe has been named a Real Hero Good Samaritan by the American Red Cross for all his work. Read more »

06/01/2010 | Posted by JWW Team



Project: For her bat mitzvah, Sammi made a choice to be an adult and take the opportunity to raise awareness about the genocide in Darfur. Along with her parents David and Jodi, and her brother Josh, Sammi stayed true to her mission and was able to present a large check to Tzivia to help the refugees of the genocide. Hopefully more will follow in her footsteps. Read more »

06/01/2010 | Posted by JWW Team



Project: Inspired by Zoe Ezzes who paints rocks and sells them to benefit the JWW Solar Cooker Project, 2nd graders Rebecca, Ceci and Gabriella, from Temple Israel of Hollywood Day School and Yavneh Hebrew Academy held a neighborhood bake sale, lemonade stand and homemade “yarn doodle” sale to raise funds for the Project. Read more »

06/01/2010 | Posted by JWW Team



Project: Mrs. Brewton's AP History class raised over $900 through a uniform free day, bagging groceries for tips and selling cookies and sno-cones. Their principal was completely supportive of the whole process which made it easier to get things approved. They have made such a huge difference by doing things they already enjoyed! Thanks so much for all that you guys do to make things better in this world!! Read more »

06/01/2010 | Posted by JWW Team



Project: Jacob wanted to something to help the people of Darfur for his mitzvah project, so when he heard about the Solar Cooker Project he started to think of ways to raise money . He came up with selling painted spoons and selling them for six dollars each. The hand painted spoon can be hung up as a reminder of the genocide while a plain wooden spoon is sent to the Darfur refugees to help the women cook their food. In a few months he has already raised over 3,000 dollars for the project! Read more »

06/01/2010 | Posted by JWW Team



Project: The Romaner children (Ben, Dalia, Adina and Micah) remembered their grandmother, Leslie, telling them about a money tree her father had given her. It was a tree branch covered in money. Leslie's grandkids decided to honor that memory and the life lessons they had been taught by creating a "tzedakah" tree. The tree branches held "coins" representing donations of solar cookers and other gifts that all make the world a better place. Read more »

06/01/2010 | Posted by JWW Team



Project: Thanks to a grant from BP America Inc. as part of an Energy Education Program called 'A+ for Energy', Mr. McKinney's seventh grade social studies students at Tibbetts Middle School embarked on a solar energy exploration, culminating in a contribution to the global community. The students did loads of research, some of them even making their own solar cookers, and went out to educate other local schools as well as news reporters. They made hot dogs and cinnamon apples in the cookers, raising nearly $1200 and educating 500 students about efficient energy usage AND Darfur! Read more »

06/01/2010 | Posted by JWW Team



Project: Shelby refashions and sells vintage jewelry to the tune of over $30,000, 100% of which she has donated to the JWW Solar Cooker Project. She has also hosted screenings, implemented JWW’s Activist Certification and Training program at her high school, has raised awareness in her community, and serves as the youngest member of the JWW Board of Directors. ABC news even recognized her work in their weekly spotlight “Cool Kids!” Read more »



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