Who are we?

Repair the World was founded in 2009 to make meaningful service a defining element of American Jewish life. Repair mobilizes tens of thousands of young Jews to volunteer in tackling pressing local needs each year, and Repair equips communities and partners to do the same. These volunteers help transform neighborhoods, cities, and lives through meaningful service experiences rooted in Jewish values, learning, and history.

What do we do?

Repair the World Communities

Repair the World’s signature program, Repair the World Communities, engages young adults in social change around education and food justice in neighborhoods in Atlanta, Baltimore, Brooklyn, Detroit, Harlem, Miami, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. In most communities, a City Director supports a cohort of fellows (ages 21-26) who make a year-long service commitment to Repair the World. During this year, Repair’s fellows work closely with local nonprofits to create authentic and impactful volunteering and education opportunities—and they use peer-to-peer outreach and recruitment to engage thousands of other young adults in volunteering and learning.

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Repair the World Campaigns

Throughout the year, Repair the World offers young Jews opportunities to create and engage in service experiences infused with Jewish learning and reflection. Jewish service initiatives around MLK Day, Passover, and the High Holidays address such current, high-profile issues as racial prejudice and the refugee crisis. Through these national campaigns, young adults engage in hands-on service activities, learn about the many ways they can continue to address these issues, and participate with friends in Turn the Tables Dinners filled with meaningful and structured dialogue.

From mini-grants, to worldwide Alternative Breaks, to conferences, gatherings, and programs and trainings with our partners, Repair provides the resources to encourage others to serve. These resources and technical assistance include creative, scalable methods to drive more and better Jewish service.

Check out what else we do and how to get involved:

Alternative Breaks

Educational Resources

Trainings and Consultations


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