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Chanel Dubofsky

Chanel Dubofsky is the Program Associate at Pursue-Action for a Just World. She blogs at Diverge ( and lives in Brooklyn.

Where Does Pursue Give? Part 1

This past Tuesday, January 10 was the launch of the Where Do You Give? National Design Competition. The competition challenges designers, artists and conceptual thinkers to create a 21st century icon inspired by the values and imagery of the traditional tzedakah box that reflects our... Read more


Six-Word Memoirs: Where Do You Give?

Check out what our friends at Pursue wrote about Where Do You Give? and SMITH Magazine’s Six Word Memoir Project!

According to literary legend, Ernest Hemingway was challenged to write a story using only six words. He did it: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” The six-word story is a... Read more


On the 4th Night of Chanukah: The Vanishing Ghosts of Giving Past

I heard once that ghosts are what you see out of the corner of your eye, what creeps into your peripheral vision when you aren’t expecting it or when your guard is down. If this is true, then i spent the ages of 7 to 11 being haunted by a Tzedekah box.

Before I quit Hebrew school, the... Read more

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