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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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Hello, neighbor: Cocktails with a conscience

This article originally appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on June 24, 2019. 

By Natalie Bencivenga

#RepairWithLove: Repair the World Pittsburgh and Casa San Jose, a Latino community resource and welcome center in southwestern Pennsylvania, hosted a cocktail party on Thursday night in East Liberty to welcome fellows and community members to the space and to get to know their neighbors.

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Real Repairs

This article originally appeared in the Baltimore Jewish Times on May 29, 2019. 

By JT Staff

Volunteers from Repair the World Baltimore gathered at Real Food Farm’s Perlman Place site, coinciding with Repair the World’s national #MayWeRepair campaign, on May 19.

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5 Haggadot and Haggadot Companions to Enhance your 2019 Seder Experience

This article appeared on eJewish Philanthropy on April 16, 2019

By Maayan Hoffman

There is less than one week until the Jewish holiday of Passover. You’ve detailed your Seder menu, scrubbed your kitchen and invited your guests. But what Haggadot will you use to share the story of the Exodus from Egypt?

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Pittsburgh and Parkland survivors help each other turn their grief into action

This article originally appeared on The JTA on April 12, 2019.

By Mike Elk

PITTSBURGH (JTA) — For many in this city’s Jewish community, after suffering through a long winter following the Tree of Life synagogue massacre in October that killed 11 worshippers, the return of the professional baseball season has been a welcome mental health relief.

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Panel discussion at Mt. Lebanon library addresses food justice

This article originally appeared on The Almanac South Hills Community News on Monday, April 1.

By Harry Funk

If you’re not familiar with the concept of food justice, let Molly Patterson explain.

“At a very basic level, food justice would mean that everyone has access to the food that they need, and not just any food, but healthy food,” South Hills Interfaith Movement’s operations coordinator said.

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South Florida Jewish community makes the call on Super Sunday, Good Deeds Day

This article originally appeared in the South Florida Sun Sentinel on March 22, 2019. 

By Sergio Carmona

Jewish federations in South Florida provide opportunities for volunteers to come together and perform community service at Super Sunday phonathons and Good Deeds Day events.

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Announcement from Board Chair Larry Brooks

The following note was written from the Chair of our Board of Directors, Larry Brooks, on March 15, 2019. 

As an important partner in Repair the World’s mission to engage young people across the country in service and volunteerism, I wanted to update you about a significant change for our organization.

After more than six years of invaluable leadership, David Eisner, our president and CEO, has decided that now is the right time for him to begin transitioning out of his current role, as well as the right time for Repair to identify its next leader.

David’s efforts have helped position Repair as the leading Jewish Service provider, the platform organization for the Jewish Service field, and an important contributor to envisioning a Jewish future that is robust, relevant and truly engaged in improving our communities and our world. We are truly grateful for David’s leadership and know that his accomplishments have set us up for a strong next phase for Repair. We’re also excited that David will be staying on as an adviser until the end of May to help ensure a smooth transition to new leadership.

In addition, I’m very pleased to announce that Cindy Greenberg, current executive director of Repair the World, New York City, will be stepping in as interim CEO. Cindy has been a crucial contributor to Repair the World’s success in recent years through her leadership of our New York City programs, and we’re confident she’s the right person to lead us at this time of transition for our organization.

As Cindy transitions into her new interim position, we will also shift our focus to the search for a permanent CEO. We look forward to updating you as that process moves forward.

The Board, Cindy, and David are all committed to working hand-in-hand as we go through this next period of change. We’re deeply grateful for your continued support as we work to put into place a new, permanent leadership team to ensure a strong future for Repair. Should you have any questions, or if you would like to reach out to Cindy, David, or me, please feel free to reply.

Thank you,
Larry Brooks

Below is the Board Resolution on this Leadership Transition:

“The board expresses its tremendous gratitude for David’s six years of leadership, which has meaningfully contributed to Repair the World’s current position as the leading Jewish Service provider, the platform organization for the Jewish Service field, and an important contributor to envisioning a Jewish future that is robust, relevant and truly engaged in improving our communities and our world.”

#ShareHerStory Returns to Spotlight Jewish Women of Color, Indigenous, Mizrahi, and Sephardi Women

This article originally appeared in eJewish Philanthropy on March 6, 2019.

By eJP

Whether leading spiritual communities, fighting racial injustice, creating powerful works of art, or even saving the Jewish People millennia ago, Jewish Women of Color, Indigenous, Mizrahi, and Sephardi women have for centuries been leaders, teachers, storytellers, and changemakers in the Jewish community.

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