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Hillel International and Repair the World Repair Campus Corps program provide thousands of students with service opportunities

This article appeared in Jewish News Syndicate
The partnership between Hillel and Repair has supported volunteers to strengthen their connection to their faith. In year one, 100 campus corps interns on 96 campuses recruited 4,843 peers in service, catalyzing 5,312 acts of service and learning and contributing 26,299 hours of service to partners.
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Food Packing for the Margaret Fuller House Food Pantry

This article originally appeared in JewishBoston on January 17th 2022

Base BSTN and Repair the World Boston are teaming up for a chance to serve our community this MLK weekend. We’ll be packing food to be donated to the Margaret Fuller House, the largest food pantry in Cambridge that provides emergency food services to over 7,000 families each year.

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MLK’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” remains relevant, Baltimore Jewish social justice groups contend

This article originally appeared in Baltimore Fishbowl on January 17th 2022

On Sunday Jan. 16, two local groups advancing social justice through a Jewish lens — Jews United for Justice and Repair the World Baltimore — held an event to show how relevant the “Letter from Birmingham Jail” remains today.

Two seniors at Baltimore School for the Arts, Jayden Ozoemena and Joseph Hatchett II, brought King’s words to life through pre-recorded readings. The event also featured Zoom breakout rooms and a panel discussion with Tré Murphy, Tara Huffman and Taylor Branch, a historian known for his trilogy of books chronicling King’s life and much of the American civil rights movement.

“Many people will say, ‘We know police brutality is an issue, we know voter suppression is an issue,’ but when we talk about the substance of what to do next, oftentimes people will have issues with the tactics that are being used,” Murphy, director of community organizing for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, said at the event. “What’s happening then is happening now.”

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As MLK Day and Tu B’Shvat coincide, a ‘really special’ opportunity to pursue justice

This article originally appeared in The Forward on January 17th 2022

This year MLK Day fell on the same day as Tu B’Shvat, the Jewish New Year of the Trees.

For KeSean Johnson, a Baltimore-based filmmaker and military veteran who is Black and Jewish, that coincidence is “really special.”

Johnson is a program associate for the Baltimore chapter of Repair the World, which mobilizes Jews to pursue social justice and, on Monday, marked the dual holiday with an online discussion about environmental stewardship and how it relates to both Judaism and King’s legacy.

As Jews, it is important to understand “our legacy and tradition of being stewards of the environment and fighting for racial justice,” said Rachel McGrain, Repair the World’s Baltimore city director, in an interview.

What to do this week, from MLK Day events to City Theatre’s ‘The Medium’

This article originally appeared in Next Pittsburgh on Sunday January 16th

Monday, Jan. 17: Park Champion Clean Up with Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
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Combine conservation with civic action and a safe act of service during today’s MLK Day holiday. Nature lovers are invited to roll up their sleeves and honor the life and leadership of Dr. King by participating in solo or small group cleanups of local parks. Register here.

Looking for more ways to volunteer on MLK Day? Visit Repair the World’s website.

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Synagogues and a JCC weather another COVID storm • Best eats for Tu Bishvat • A nonbinary prayer book

This article originally appeared in JTA on January 14th 2022

Members of Bnai Jeshurun and Repair the World will package hygiene kits at JCC Harlem which will be donated to the Community Kitchen & Pantry of West Harlem. Families and children are welcome. Sunday, Jan. 16, from 1:45-3:15 p.m. at JCC Harlem. Register here.

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Brooklyn, Here Are 10 Volunteer Opportunities to Honor MLK Day

This article originally appeared in BKReader on January 14th 2022

“Part of living in a community is making sure that all of your neighbors have enough, every day,” Rachel Figurasmith, the northeast regional director at Repair the World, said. “Service is just one of the really important ways to do that.”

Repair the World is partnering with local organizations to host nearly 30 different volunteering opportunities all across the city and virtually between Jan. 14 and 17; here, we’ve rounded out 10 places you can help out over the long weekend.

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Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. in Pittsburgh with these family-friendly opportunities – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This article originally appeared in EMINETRA on January 13th 2022

Learn about the overlapping history of the Hil District’s Jewish and black communities in this interactive webinar hosted by Repair the World. The virtual event will take place on January 13th from 6pm to 7:30 pm and will focus on the diaspora, history, cultural and social changes that affect these communities. Participating panelists include Njaimeh Njie, Terri Baltimore, and several leaders of the local Jewish community, moderated by BOOM Concepts co-founder DS Kinsel.

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Commemorate MLK Day 2022 With These Local Events – NBC New York (47)

This article originally appeared in TGSL on January 13th 2022

Celebrated on the third Monday in January, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service that celebrates the life and legacy of the civil rights leader.Each year on this day, individuals across the country volunteer with the goal of making a positive impact in the community. With this in mind, many organizations in our area are hosting events to commemorate Dr. King. Whether you decide to help clean up a park, become a mentor, help someone struggling, or join a discussion to learn more, there are numerous events scheduled across the tri-state area to keep the memory and legacy of MLK alive.

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum, located at 145 Brooklyn Avenue (Brooklyn), is hosting events throughout the weekend and Monday to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Interactive performances, protest marches, community art programs and volunteer projects are scheduled.

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From Virtual to In-Person: Celebrate MLK Day of Service With These Tri-State Events

This article originally appeared in New York 4 on January 13th 2022

Whether you decide to help clean a park, become a mentor, assist someone who is facing a hardship, or join a discussion to gain more insight, there are countless of events happening around the tri-state area to keep MLK’s memory and legacy alive. The Brooklyn Children’s Museum, located at 145 Brooklyn Avenue (Brooklyn), is hosting events throughout the weekend and Monday to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Interactive performances, protest marches, community art programs, and volunteer projects are scheduled.

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