Millennials Want To Serve. Jewish Tradition Tells Them How.

This post originally appeared on JTA on September 5, 2016

By David Eisner

When lowering my shoulder, planting my feet and pushing hard to make something happen, I love to reflect on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s exhortation to act with “the fierce urgency of now.”

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Diana Nelson Jones’ Walkabout: Groups Connect Black, Jewish History in Hill Bus Tour

This post originally appeared on Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on September 5, 2016

By Diana Nelson Jones

We don’t etch much anymore, at least not in stone, but thanks to our forebears, the etching of words and dates on buildings keeps us aware of the transitions our places have gone through.  It was thrilling the first time I toured the Hill District on a bus, in 2005, to see etched names in Hebrew, the torah in an oval cartouche above the entrance of the Hill House’s Blakey Program Center, and stars of David on Baptist and AME churches.

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Sharing Stories of Jewish Service in Advance of “Service Matters”

This post originally appeared on eJewish Philanthropy on September 1, 2016.

By Nicci Mowszowski

I am a 17-year-old Jewish teen. I am just 5 feet tall, but I know that my voice far exceeds my stature. That’s not something I always believed. My world was flipped upside down when my family moved from Australia to Denver in middle school; I had few Jewish friends (or friends at all), and was unaware of any opportunities within my reach.

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How to Repair The World and inspire a volunteerism culture

This post originally appeared in Vision in Sept 2016.

By Yasmine Ziadat

David Eisner, CEO and President of NPO Repair The World, explains how businesses and governments can tap into an undervalued pool of potential volunteers, to celebrate our Special ‘Power of Volunteering’ Feature, launching in October.

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Repair the World Names Eight Local Fellows

This post originally appeared on Jewish Exponent on August 31, 2016

By Rachel Kurland

Eight Philadelphia-area young adults were named fellows for the upcoming Repair the World’s Communities program.

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New Fellows Announced for Repair the World’s Communities Program

This post originally appeared on eJewish Philanthropy on August 24, 2016.


In advance of this fall’s inaugural Service Matters: A Summit on Jewish Service, Repair the World has announced the 2016/2017 Fellows accepted into its flagship Communities program. The Fellows receive training and then work full-time in cities to engage thousands of Jewish young adults in serving and learning alongside them.

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A Changing Crown Heights Marks 25 Years Since Brooklyn ‘Pogrom’

This post originally appeared on JTA on August 15, 2016

Much has changed in Crown Heights in the past 25 years, since the accidental death of a black boy touched off three days of rioting in which black youths attacked religious Jews in the Brooklyn neighborhood.
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