Video: Alleviating Poverty through Jewish Leadership

Can powerful leadership change the world? Does a Jewish lens for leadership alter the way we effect change? The Lucius N. Littauer Foundation has long held a commitment to social welfare and Jewish communal life. Through philanthropy, the Foundation promotes "the improvement of society so that the sum total of human welfare and wisdom may be increased,” as stated by Lucius N. Littauer, founder. Working with AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps, the Littauer Foundation is exercising Jewish leadership with the bold goal of alleviating poverty. By engaging and training leaders interested in tikkun olam (repairing the world), the Littauer Foundation and AVODAH are working together to support leaders for social change whose work is anchored in Jewish values.

This conversation with these two organizations discusses the landscape of poverty across the US, and about how philanthropy and Jewish leadership can effect positive change in this arena.