As we mark the tenth anniversary of the horrific acts of September 11, 2001, Repair the World remembers those who perished and urges our community—and people of all backgrounds—to unite and re-commit itself to service to address issues that people in our country face everyday.

To commemorate the anniversary, this year, President Barack Obama has established September 11 as a Day of Service and Remembrance, encouraging the nation to honor the victims of the attacks – as well as the sacrifices of our emergency first responders and the men and women in uniform serving abroad – with an act of service or charity.

Please join us in honoring those who were lost, thanking those who gave of themselves, and, in keeping with the Jewish values of justice and caring, by continuing to pay tribute by serving on 9/11 and everyday.

For service opportunities across the nation on 9/11, visit 911day.org.

In New York

For more opportunities to serve in NYC visit NYCService.org. For a list of commemorative events around the city, see Timeout NY‘s round-up.

In Washington, D.C.

For more opportunities to serve in DC visit GreaterDCCares.org.

More on the 9/11 Day of Service & Remembrance

Repair Heroes: Butch Brandes & Peter Archer, Jewish First Responders on 9/11

This year, as we commemorate the the tenth anniversary of 9/11, remembering the thousands of people who perished and honoring those who served, Repair the World spoke with two Jewish first responders from the New York Fire Department, Butch Brandes of Battalion 41 in Flatbush, Brooklyn and Peter Archer of Engine 279 in Red Hook, Brooklyn, who were off-duty that day but nonetheless answered the call to serve. These courageous heroes share their insights into why they serve, their experiences at Ground Zero, and their thoughts on the eve of 10th anniversary. Read more »

On 9/11 – Let Interfaith Service Outshine Intolerance and Bigotry

Bigotry and intolerance were at the heart of the attacks at the World Trade Center, and persist today. On the 10th anniversary we have the special opportunity – as people of all spiritual paths – to bring about healing, compassion and tolerance by working together. Read more »

In Honor of 9/11, Share Your Thanks with Emergency Service Workers

Amongst the greatest of heroes on 9/11 were the emergency service workers who dove in to the eye of the storm, despite the great danger, and risked their own lives to save others. In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, DoSomething.org is giving young people across the country the opportunity to honor emergency service workers – both past and present. Read more »

Resources for Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

As a service to both individuals and institutions, The UJA Federation of New York has gathered and created resources that can instruct in how to develop commemorative services, gather memories, honor those who lost their lives in the tragic attack, and comfort the friends and family members who mourn loved ones. Read more »