Global Angel x Adrienne Bankert: A Partnership to Spread Kindness and Provide Helping Hands

UN World Humanitarian Day 2020 #RealLifeHeroes

This is not a story… #RealLifeHeroes | World Humanitarian Day 2020 What do you call a person who runs towards danger to save others? Who is undaunted by disease, famine, drought, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, locusts, conflict zones—and now the COVID-19 pandemic? Would you call that person a hero?We would, too. World Humanitarian Day is held every year … Continued

Remembering Leo Frank’s Lynching

By Rabbi Josh Knobel, Stephen Wise Temple For those of us keeping count, today marks the 105th anniversary of Leo Frank’s lynching in Atlanta. A 31-year-old New York Jew turned manager of an Atlanta pencil factory, he had spent two years in prison for the murder of Mary Phagan, a twelve-year old employee of the … Continued

Make Good Trouble: In honor of John Lewis

JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE tells the story of Congressman John Lewis, an American hero who spent his life fighting for voting rights and racial justice. He fought alongside Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement and helped get the Voting Rights Act passed in 1965. However, our democracy is now under attack. Since … Continued

Driving Across a Socially Distanced America

During COVID-19, what can you do to highlight the changes and needs in our country and communities? Brian Bowen Smith got into his car to drive across America and document this unique time. Reese Witherspoon was an early supporter of Brian Bowen Smith‘s series of socially-distanced portraits of diverse people across America during the COVID-19 … Continued

Creating Community during COVID19: JewItAtHome

Thank you to Rabbi Adam Lutz whose leadership has created “JewItAtHome” through his synagogue, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills. He knew that “Social Distancing Does Not Mean Social Isolation” and even though “COVID-19 continues to disrupt every single aspect of normal life…and community doesn’t exist in person” we can create a Jewish community online. “We … Continued

Are you a GIANT? Brawny supports #GiantsTakeAction

It only takes one person to make a difference! BRAWNY BELIEVES IN TACKLING LIFE’S CHALLENGES HEAD ON, ROLLING UP OUR SLEEVES, AND GETTING DOWN TO WORK. AFTER ALL, STRENGTH LIES NOT IN WHAT WE SAY, BUT IN WHAT WE DO. SO TO ALL THE GIANTS WE CHAMPION AND THOSE WE HOPE TO INSPIRE, WE SAY: … Continued

My Sonoma Adventure! Redwoods, Hiking and Wine

On my last adventure (Fall 2019), we hiked among towering redwoods, cruised along rugged Pacific coastline and met the passionate craftsmen, farmers, vintners and artists that call Sonoma home. We home-based at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, nestled in the heart of Sonoma Valley. The “Inn” is the ultimate Wine Country destination with spa, golf and … Continued

Anti-Racism with Rabbi Ron Stern

Over the past week, Rabbi Ron Stern from Stephen Wise Temple shared his personal journey into a deeper understanding of the complexities of race in America. I found it so inspiring, I asked for permission to share all 5 days again here. My grandmother had a maid’s bathroom. I was born in the Jim Crow … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel