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Craving Connection in a COVID Reality

This article originally appeared in eJewish Philanthropy on November 13, 2020. 

“Over the last year, NextGen Federation has worked to build relationships with a variety of national and local organizations in Atlanta – a virtual day camp with Trybal, programming with Moishe House, exploring food injustice with Repair the World, taking an hour to focus on our mental health with The Blue Dove Foundation, and a variety of themed Shabbat dinners with OneTable, just to name a few.”

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New Program Will Engage Thousands of Jewish College Students in Volunteer Service

This article originally appeared on eJewish Philanthropy on November 12, 2020.

“Repair the World and Hillel International are collaborating to mobilize thousands of college students in meaningful volunteer service and learning through the national Serve the Moment initiative. About 100 Hillel “Campus Corps Members” will serve on campuses throughout the world and recruit peers to engage in ongoing service work with local nonprofits to address urgent needs in their communities.”

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Biden vows to fight anti-Semitism, leaders mark Jewish-Catholic milestone, meet the ‘Jewish Faucis’

This article originally appeared in The New York Jewish Week on October 28, 2020. 

Repair the World‘s #RepairTheVote initiative offers resources enabling people to exercise their right to vote. The guide includes volunteer opportunities to ensure that every eligible American can safely cast their ballot by Nov. 3, including in-person and virtual opportunities done in partnership with local service organizations. For more information and resources, visit the #RepairTheVote website here.

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Attack, then pandemic: Pittsburgh Jewish congregations cope

This article originally appeared on on October 25, 2020.

“Two years ago, the three congregations sharing space at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue relocated after an anti-Semitic gunman killed 11 worshippers. Last March, the congregations dispersed from their new locations due to the coronavirus pandemic and switched to virtual services. On Tuesday, as they again mourn those killed on Oct. 27, 2018, they’ll also celebrate the resilience that has enabled them to persevere.”

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2020 Pomegranate Prize Awarded to Five Emerging Jewish Educators at Virtual Symposium

This originally appeared on The Covenant Foundation’s website on October 19, 2020.

Mazel tov to Rabbi Jessy Dressin, Executive Director of Repair The World Baltimore, on receiving the #PomegranatePrize from The Covenant Foundation! The Pomegranate Prize is designed to honor emerging leaders who have been in the field of Jewish education for up to ten years. By encouraging Prize recipients in their pursuits, and enabling them to accelerate their professional development and amplify their impact on the field, The Covenant Foundation aims to nurture Pomegranate Prize recipients in an intentional way, and empower them to take risks and make a difference in the field of Jewish education.

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Community readies to commemorate two years since Oct. 27 shooting

This article originally appeared in the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle on October 19, 2020.

“The synagogue shooting was very traumatic for the community,” said Julie Mallis, city director of Repair the World Pittsburgh. “This service day is an opportunity for people to have something to look forward to where they can come together as a community and just do something that is going to make you feel good … It’s just basically a physical way of working through and processing grief and trauma.”

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Equality is Part of the Jewish Fabric: Repair The Vote

This article originally appeared in the Tribe Herald on October 19, 2020.

“Voting and justice are core to the Jewish people, and equality is a part of our fabric. From voting to volunteering, #RepairTheVote will walk you through everything you need to know to exercise your right to vote and how you can use your time to serve in this election.”

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Young Volunteers Meet a Moment of Crisis

This article originally appeared on the Schusterman Foundation blog on October 14, 2020.

“If ever the moment were ripe for contributing to efforts to heal the world, it is now. Amid the global pandemic, massive unemployment and a racial reckoning, millions of young adults are yearning for ways to feel useful and help people who are struggling.”

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Repair the World Baltimore Encourages Voter Participation

This article originally appeared in the Baltimore Jewish Times on October 2, 2020
“Repair the World Baltimore is working hard in preparation for the upcoming election, with several different initiatives and partnerships intended to support the community’s right to vote.”

LeaderFolk: Rabbi Jessy Dressin

Check out this amazing interview with Repair the World’s own Rabbi Jessy Dressin on LeaderFolk, a weekly conversation about what it means to be a woman, non-binary or genderqueer individual working as, what we like to call, a “professional Jew.”

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