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Kidsave changes lives for orphaned children, adoptive parents

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/los_angeles/article/kidsave_changes_lives_for_orphaned_children_adoptive_parents_20120719

Santiago Brown calls himself a “cashew.” It’s his way of combining the words “Catholic” and “Jew,” to refer to his unusual religious background. He lived in Colombia in a Catholic orphanage until being adopted into a Jewish family a year ago, at the age of 12. His mother, Lori Brown, a graphic artist and Nashuva member, says Santiago has Jewish music on his iPod and tells his friends, “It’s awesome to be Jewish.”

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