The artwork on this note card was featured on the cover of the 5776/2015-16 WRJ Art Calendar, created by Helaine Bach for the WRJ/NFTY Art Contest.
On June 24, the White House announced a series of new and continuing programs to expand educational opportunities and facilitate reentry for people who have been incarcerated.
One of the most notable parts of the Obama administration’s announcement was the news that the Department of Education (DOE) has made considerable progress on its Second Chance Pell Pilot Program,...Read More
On Monday, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, a case concerning access to abortion. With a 5-3 decision authored by Justice Stephen Breyer, the Court ruled that requirements in a Texas law place a substantial obstacle in the path of women seeking an abortion and constitute an undue burden on abortion access, violating the constitution. Whole Woman’s Health, which was arguably the most important abortion case on the Court’s docket in over two...Read More
We are currently facing a global climate crisis and global refugee crisis, both very important to address. Yet, these crises are beginning to merge. As climate disruption continues, it will further perpetuate the refugee crisis by cutting off access to necessary resources such as food, land and water....Read More
Summer in Israel is probably best known for days at the beach, hiking in the hills and the many foreign tourists who come to visit the country. But the summer is also a critical time for Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, which meets for a three-month session that began on May 23 this year.
Intrigue surrounding this summer’s session began even before the session itself opened, as...Read More
Underneath our country’s anti-hunger programs for children is one clear expectation: all hungry children who are eligible for the programs will always be fed. For this reason, the anti-hunger programs have been incredibly important, especially during some of our country’s most difficult times. During the Great Recession, the number of students eligible for the free school lunch program participation increased from 13.3 million in 2007 to 16.3 million in 2010. Luckily, as need increased, assistance also increased....Read More