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Claudia Boyd-Barrett

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A pawsitive impact

Bar mitzvah project provides financial aid to families who want a service pup Alex Michaels will tell you that his dog, Frisco, is no ordinary ...
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Shemesh Organic Farm Fellows spend part of their time learning to care for and work with the animals at Shalom Institute Pinat Chai Animal Center. Photo by Enon Chocron

Young adults learn farming, animal care and more at Shalom Institute

Sammy Leffe puttered contentedly through the mountain-framed fruit and vegetable garden at the Shalom Institute educational and retreat center in ...
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Ramah’s special needs programs turn a camp into a home

Summer camp for all Like many children and teenagers, Michael Rosenbaum of Los Feliz sees going to summer camp as a highlight of his year. He ...
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On a Birthright trip, love is born

Sagi Alkobi almost didn’t go on the Taglit-Birthright Israel trip. It was August 2008, and the then-20-year-old student at The City University ...
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Benjamin de Toledo: Leap of Faith to excellence

For Benjamin de Toledo, a senior at New Community Jewish High School (NCJHS) in West Hills, the key to success is simple: hard work.
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