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We partner with Los Angeles communities to prioritize and pursue fostering and adoption

Second Nurture Communities

Early Talmudic commentators argued that, if caring for the needs of the community can be defined as a mitzvah, then someone occupied in such work need not stop community service for other mitzvot, like prayer. Why interrupt doing one good thing for another, they reasoned, when both are in service to G-d? 


Said another way: community service is prayer in action.


Second Nurture is proud to galvanize communities around service to foster and adoptive youth and families via partnership with four Los Angeles synagogues (and growing!). Each supports families in every stage of the fostering and adoption process. These are true communities of service. This is the Jewish way.


Meet the communities that are transforming lives for foster and adoptive youth in Los Angeles.

Second Nurture was founded in 2017 by Susan Silverman. After meeting hundreds of people in dozens of cities in the US and Canada while touring with her book, a memoir about her family and adoption, she became convinced that many more people would foster and adopt if they had direction, fellowship and support.

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