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One Small Act

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

I have a notebook from my first year in rabbinical school that I used to jot down ideas, thoughts, etc. Things that I hoped would help me in my rabbinate. Every day, I am reminded of this thought I wrote down during my first week at in Jerusalem:

Everyone has a story. It’s my job to help it get heard.

Social media is the way in which stories get transmitted beyond one’s small circle of influence and some organizations are paving the way in which the internet can affect positive change in the lives of individuals.

Epic Change is one of those sites. Using the microblogging site, Twitter, Epic Change has set the goal of raising 100K in just 48 hours which will help build a classroom at a school in Tanzania. To participate in Tweetsgiving, click here. To learn more about the Shepherds Junior School in Arusha, Tanzania, click here.

As you sit around the table this Thanksgiving, may the many blessings in your life motivate you to g’milut chassadim (acts of lovingkindness) towards those less fortunate. A small donation on your part can make the world of difference to Mama Lucy’s kids.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Wednesday, 26 November 2008 5:13 am

    thanks for the great headsup.

  2. Wednesday, 26 November 2008 5:21 pm

    Social media definitely has a lot of power, especially when used for great causes. Happy Thanksgiving!

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