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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Episode 12: Empowering Israelis with Challenges to Conquer the World
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!
Episode 11: Responding to the Pandemic: A View from the Top
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.
Episode 10: In Israel, Empowering Teenage Girls At-Risk
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.
Episode 9: Supporting Israeli Kids Living with Cancer in the Family
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.
Episode 8: Responding to Natural Disasters in Puerto Rico
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.
Episode 7: Empowering Refugees and Others Through Culinary Arts
We’re at Emma’s Torch restaurant in Brooklyn, where refugees, asylees, and survivors of human trafficking learn culinary arts so they can find futures of economic security and community. We speak with Kerry Brodie, Founder of Emma’s Torch – a Good People Fund grantee.
Tagged as: Jewish
Episode 6: Getting Sports Equipment to Every Kid
Into our studio comes Max Levitt, Founder/CEO of Leveling the Playing Field, a Good People Fund grantee rescuing used sports equipment so that youth in underprivileged communities can fully participate in sports programs.
Tagged as: Sports
Episode 5: Facing Down Life Challenges Through Wrestling
We’re visiting José Valenzuela, Founder of Boston Youth Wrestling – a Good People Fund grantee organization – about how his experience with the sport as a youth fueled his passion to bring it to those in under-resourced communities in and around Boston. BYW’s Executive Director, Bior Guigni, joins the talk.
Tagged as: Sports
Episode 4: Rescuing Enslaved Children in Ghana
We’re at Metuchen High School in New Jersey, where students are working to end child slavery in Ghana under the leadership of their social studies teacher, Evan Robbins, Founder/CEO of Breaking the Chain Through Education, a Good People Fund grantee organization.
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Episode 3: Taking Tzedakah to the Southern Border
The Good People Fund is sending essentials to migrant individuals and families detained in indescribable conditions along the US southern border. GPF Executive Director Naomi Eisenberger speaks with human aid partners about the Jewish imperative to act.
Tagged as: Religion & Spirituality