Our visionary and engaging partners talk about their drive and impact in Good People Talk, the monthly podcast of The Good People Fund. It’s all about good people doing good in the world with creativity and hard work … and talking about it!
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Walk through the inner city and other challenged areas and you’ll see a different food landscape than across town: fewer grocery stores, more fast-food places, and unhealthy choices. FEAST (Food – Education – Access – Support – Together), an LA-based organization supported by The Good People Fund, is changing that reality. FEAST Executive Director Dana Rizer describes how.
Ten Gav (Hebrew, “covering someone’s back”) uses a crowd-funding model and web platform to match donors with Israeli individuals and families facing hardship. Ten Gav is a Good People Fund grantee and its two founders, Naomi Brounstein and Vivi Mann, describe how technology and human connection can uplift lives and promote the Jewish practice of tzedakah.
College campuses are unpredictable environments for Jewish students, with rising levels of anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism. TribeTalk – a Good People Fund grantee – prepares and empowers students to navigate through it. We’re with TribeTalk Co-Founders Michelle Black, Robin Friedman, and Jude Sydney … along with Emmet Klein, a college student and TribeTalk Fellow.
Terrorists killed his brother, yet Yuval Roth turned his grief into hope. Road to Recovery has a corps of Israeli volunteers driving Palestinians from border crossings to Israeli hospitals for critical care. On the way, friendships form and mistrust falls away. We speak with Yuval and a colleague, Eli Sahar, to discuss the origins of Road to Recovery, its impact, and Good People Fund’s support.
David Baskin is CEO/Founder of Ani Shlishi, a Good People Fund grantee in Israel working with at-risk youth and instilling in them confidence, self-esteem, purpose, and community, by putting them to work in two used clothing stores. David describes how his personal journey brought him to a place of giving back and helping to uplift this vulnerable population.
In a cafe in Be’er Sheva, Israel, The Good People Fund visited friends from Inbar, a grantee empowering Israelis with physical and/or developmental challenges to achieve. At our table is Shoshi Margolin, Inbar’s passionate executive director, and Braha Cohen, one of Inbar’s inspiring community members. Their stories shout strength, determination and evolution. Grab a beverage, join us!
We speak with Good People Fund Executive Director Naomi Eisenberger about the impact of the pandemic on GPF and its community of grantees, and how GPF is responding with new initiatives to help those on the frontlines, and families and individuals struggling with illness, economic insecurity, and more.
We’re at Kaima Nahalal, an organic farm in Israel where teenage girls – who have dropped out of school or are otherwise at risk – gain confidence by learning, working, and creating. Merav Carmi describes how her vision for her family farm evolved and how it’s changing lives for those finding purpose there. Kaima Nahalal is a grantee organization of The Good People Fund.
We’re in Tel Aviv speaking with Pamela Becker, Co-Founder of Jeremy’s Circle, a Good People Fund grantee serving Israeli kids with cancer in their families by creating opportunities for them to have fun and community. Pamela’s own family history was the impetus for Jeremy’s Circle, and she describes her transformation from wife and mom, to visionary impact maker.
The Good People Fund is helping residents of Puerto Rico recover from recent waves of crippling earthquakes and the resulting destruction and displacement. We’re talking with Erika Vélez, Founder of Puerto Rico Lit and GPF’s eyes and ears on the island.