9/11 Memorials And Events In New York City

This originally appeared on the Patch on September 9, 2019.

By Sydney Pereira

Wednesday marks eighteen years since the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center site in 2001. Across the city, commemoration events will honor the 2,983 people who were killed in the attacks at the WTC site, the Pentagon, and aboard Flight 93, as well as those who were killed in the 1993 bombing at the World Trade Center next week.

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Smarter Justice | Opinion

This originally appeared on the Pittsburgh Current on September 3, 2019.

By Jessica Semler

Last week, the Pennsylvania Sentencing Commission hosted hearings in Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh to hear from the public about a Risk Assessment Instrument. The state legislature mandated the commission to come up with an algorithm to assess a defendant’s risk for violence in 2010. They’ve gone back to the drawing board a handful of times after receiving scrutiny from various groups about the very nature of using a mathematical equations and data that could affect someone’s life.

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Reflections on JPRO19: What Connects Us

This originally appeared on The Jewish News on August 24, 2019.

By Robin Axelrod

JPRO Network, an organization that connects, educates, inspires and empowers professionals working in the Jewish community sector, sponsored an oversold conference, “JPRO19: What Connects Us,” at Cobo Arena Aug. 12-14.

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The true power of volunteer service | Opinion

This originally appeared on The South Florida Sun-Sentinel on August 26, 2019.

By Janu Mendel

One of my most formative memories from childhood growing up in Jamaica has to do with Labor Day. Not because of beaches and barbecues, but because back home, it is a holiday that takes the word “labor” quite literally — it’s a national day of service. All over the island people dedicate the day to volunteer projects that uplift the neighboring communities.

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A Montgomery experience

This article was originally published in The Times of Israel on August 11, 2019. 

By Zack Block

It’s been three months since I returned home to Pittsburgh after a trip to Montgomery and Selma, Alabama with my Repair the World colleagues. It has taken me just as long to put my experience and observations into words.

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East End Brewing continues YOU ARE HERE series with Troy Hill and East Liberty beers

This article originally appeared in Pittsburgh City Paper on August 6, 2019.

By Amanda Waltz

Pittsburgh fans of sours and cream ales will welcome the two latest additions to End End Brewing Company’s YOU ARE HERE series.

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Troy Hill, East Liberty latest in East End Brewing’s neighborhood beer collection

This article originally appeared on the Trib Live on August 2, 2019.

By Joanne Klimovich Harrop

Next up on East End Brewing’s neighborhood beer list: Troy Hill and East Liberty. The neighborhoods were chosen by Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and are part of the “YOU ARE HERE” beer series by East End Brewing Co. and announced via Instagram.

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Repair the World Fellows to receive tuition discount at Chatham

This article originally appeared on the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle on July 24, 2019.

By Toby Tabachnick

Repair the World, a national volunteer service organization with a Pittsburgh chapter, has entered into a strategic partnership with Chatham University to support alumni of the Repair the World Fellowship. Chatham will offer an automatic 20 percent tuition discount to alumni of the Repair the World Fellowship admitted into many of its graduate studies programs.

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40 Under 40: Lily Brent

This article originally appeared in The Atlanta Jewish Times on July 17, 2019.

A graduate of Oberlin College, Lily Brent began her career advocating for changes in criminal justice policy and practice with the nonprofit Family Justice. In 2010, she joined the JDC’s Jewish Service Corps and spent a year volunteering at the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda.

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Service As An Act Of Prayer

This article originally appeared in The New York Jewish Week on July 9, 2019

By Jeremy Nicholson, 2018-19 Repair the World Harlem Fellow

Every Wednesday, at 3:30 p.m., the quaint and quiet basement of All Souls’ Episcopal Church on St. Nicholas Avenue in Harlem comes alive. Knives are put to use, pots boil, ovens warm in the background as friends and acquaintances, old and new, chatter. In the next five hours, a meal for up to 100 people will be prepared, served, put away, and by the end of the night, the basement returns to its sleepy state.

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