Community Spotlight

Kindness Brings People Together

| WED, FEB 17, 2021

Being kind to others is very important, not just because it’s something we all need, but also because kindness brings people together. National Random Acts of Kindness Day is an…

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Kindness is Volunteering

| TUE, FEB 16, 2021

Kindness, for me, is an important way of connecting to my community. Volunteering at a local soup kitchen is one of the ways I like to show that kindness. I…

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Celebrating National Mentoring Month

| SUN, JAN 17, 2021

It’s January, and that means it’s National Mentoring Month! This month, our 14Y community is celebrating and elevating the mentoring movement—something most of our programs participate in year-round. Our Early…

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Every Minute Matters

| MON, DEC 21, 2020

These days, when I watch a movie, or a video of a dance or theater piece, the first thing that strikes me is that I am watching a world from…

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The Jew Without Memory

| MON, DEC 07, 2020

Hanukkah begins this week, and the 14th Street Y and our partners at Downtown Jewish Life are hosting virtual events throughout the holiday! There’s something for everyone, including sing-alongs, candle…

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Building Inclusive Communities

| THU, DEC 03, 2020

My name is Jacob Waltuck, and my friend Jacob Ross and I interviewed each other in honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which is December 3. Both of…

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14Y Staff Recipes: Thanksgiving Edition

| FRI, NOV 20, 2020

The 14th Street Y wishes you and your family a happy and healthy Thanksgiving! This year’s Thanksgiving will not be like previous years’ in that we may not be able to celebrate…

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New Movie Heroines of 2020-2021

| THU, NOV 12, 2020

Twenty-first century cinema has delivered plenty of inspiring leading ladies—from Hermione Granger to Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. As 2021 fast approaches, these six leading ladies will hopefully earn their spots…

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Why I’m in Favor of the Second COVID-19 Lockdown in Israel

| SUN, SEP 27, 2020

Much of what has been said about the second COVID-related lockdown in Israel is enduring. With all its attached hardships, I believe it’s the essential step Israel should take, even…

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Ways to Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

| FRI, SEP 25, 2020

National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th – October 15th) is here! In 2019, the U.S. Hispanic population reached 60.6 million, making up 18% of the U.S. population. Our Hispanic and Latinx neighbors make up a…

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