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Hanukkah at Pitt is a spin on tradition

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | December 8, 2012

Students involved at Hillel at the University of Pittsburgh use Hanukkah as an occasion to have some fun and raise money to benefit Bend the Arc's Hurricane Sandy Response Fund, which will go to help the residents of Newark, N.J. rebuild after the storm.

Prop. 30 passed because of a little known grassroots coalition

Mercury News | December 7, 2012

The untold story is that Proposition 30s margin of victory was delivered by Reclaim California's Future, a coalition of grass roots, interfaith and labor organizations around the state. This coalition put together the largest community-led voter mobilization effort in the state's recent history to reach 1.3 million new and unlikely voters.

Community Breaks Silence On Bush-Era Tax Cuts

The Jewish Week | December 4, 2012

As President Barack Obama and Congress tackle the financial crisis and the politically explosive issue of tax reform, the American Jewish community has remained quiet — until now. Bend the Arc Jewish Action has gathered over 250 rabbis to sign a letter in support of the president’s proposal to allow tax cuts to expire at the end of the year for those making above $250,000 annually.

In Sandy’s Wake, Charities That Serve Region’s Poor Face Harder Task

Chronicle of Philanthropy | December 2, 2012

Bend the Arc is finding ways to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy in the medium and long term. “Unfortunately, sometimes we have short attention spans,” says Alan van Capelle, chief executive of Bend the Arc: a Jewish Partnership for Justice, which is raising money to help storm victims in Newark, N.J. “We’re committed to not have short attention spans when people suffer after such disasters.”

Let's not lose our political voice

Joe Lieberman, Barney Frank, Gabrielle Giffords
The Jewish Journal | November 8, 2012

Southern California Regional Council Member Sam Yebri believes it is incumbent upon the Jewish community to develop the next generation of Jewish civic leaders. "The good news is that even in the crosshairs of debilitating partisanship and rampant apathy, the Jewish community is doing something to re-establish our leadership in helping build a better Los Angeles."