Good People Talk

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Latest Episodes

Shutaf: Filling a Void with Inclusion
July 25, 2022

Beth Steinberg and Miriam Avraham both have children with Down syndrome, both moved to Israel, and both found a lack of informal education programming for those with developmental challenges. So, they

“Homeless Women Need Bras” — Giving Dignity to Those in Need
June 24, 2022

Dana Marlowe was a working mom in metro Washington, DC who was driven by a personal experience to start I Support the Girls, a Good People Fund grantee. The organization gives bras, menstrual products

Advocating for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse in the Orthodox Jewish Community
May 23, 2022

Asher Lovy grew up in the insular Haredi community of Borough Park, Brooklyn and was sexually, physically and mentally abused by his mother. The silence within his community — where discussion of such

Aiding Holocaust Survivors in Ukraine, as Humanitarian Crisis Continues
March 20, 2022

Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, The Survivor Mitzvah Project has been operating in overdrive, navigating turmoil and destruction in Ukraine to maintain contact with Holocaust survivors, deli

Creating a New Beginning, Starting at Home
March 07, 2022

At The Warehouse NJ, individuals and families emerging from homelessness and displacement are finding new beginnings with dignity. Here, they choose donated furnishings and home goods for their new ap

Moving Pregnancy and Infant Loss Out of the Darkness
February 21, 2022

Elysa Rapoport gave birth to a stillborn daughter in 2016, and soon discovered a lack of emotional and practical support systems in Israel for those facing pregnancy and infant loss. So she determined

Alternative Learning and Socialization, on the Farm
January 25, 2022

On her family’s land in Israel’s Hefar Valley, Rani Erez was part of multi-generational effort to establish Kaima Beerotayim — a non-profit educational farm that is empowering youth on the cusp of dro

Turning Grief into Impact
December 21, 2021

One quarter of pregnancies end in loss. For Reva Judas — whose son, Pesach, tragically died hours after birth — grief fueled a determination and vision to help individuals, couples and families facing

Creating Hope and Beauty In a Once Thriving Steel Town
November 15, 2021

In Western Pennsylvania outside of Pittsburgh, Gisele Fetterman and Kristen Michaels are bringing vision and commitment to uplift lives and communities. The founders of For Good PGH are creating a cul

In Inner City Baltimore, Empowering Street-Connected Youth
October 24, 2021

A healthy snack business? A clothing line? A pop-up restaurant? For street-connected youth in inner city Baltimore, social enterprise projects — and community service jobs — break the cycle of poverty