We want to help your family — and your community — repair the world by promoting a culture of adoption in Jewish and other communities in order to radically increase the number of orphans getting permanent, loving homes—with the added bonus of a supportive social context for their families.
Become familiar with the need for adoption in US Foster Care and internationally. Share what you have learned with your community through the leadership, newsletters and gatherings. Use the resources on this site for both purposes.
You have the courage and conviction, so now what?
There are between 8 and 12 million children in institutional care. On any given day, 39,000 children are forced to leave their homes and live on the street because of abuse by or death of a parent. Unparented children are vastly more vulnerable to sex and slave trafficking in many forms. And the generations that follow have little more hope.
Creating a Family in a Beautiful, Broken World Hardcover, 233 pages | Susan Silverman, the older sister of the irreverent comic Sarah Silverman, grew up with a crippling fear of losing people she loved. Her fear wasn’t completely unfounded: When she was 2, her infant brother Jeffrey died inexplicably in his crib.
The View full episode recap: A View Exclusive: Sarah Silverman and Sister Rabbi Susan Silverman (Casting Lots: Creating a Family in a Beautiful, Broken World); inspired by Refinery29’s mission to Take Back the Beach, the co-hosts will share their stories about body image and confidence with Stacy London.
“A book rich in understanding and humor [Silverman] meditates on what it means to live as a broken being in a beautifully imperfect world. Warm and spiritually engaging.”
—Kirkus Reviews 1/1/16