Archive for : New York City

Sukkot Volunteering at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum

This article originally appeared on NYBluePrint on September 23, 2018.

Celebrate Sukkot, a Jewish harvest festival, by volunteering with Repair the World at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum.

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High Holiday and 9/11 Weekend of Service 2018

This article originally appeared on NY Blue Print on September 10, 2018.

This year, September 11th falls on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. Please join us in marking the anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy and the beginning of the Jewish year by serving in solidarity with our community. There are opportunities for people of all ages throughout the week, including on 9/11, the afternoon of the second day of Rosh Hashanah.

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Classic American paintings transformed to reflect gun violence

This story originally appeared on News 12 Brooklyn on February 5, 2018. 

By Amanda Bossard

CROWN HEIGHTS – Fourteen classic works of American art have been transformed by Brooklyn artists to reflect gun violence in modern day society. The exhibits named “Guns Don’t Kill –a re-imagining” is on display at the Repair the World NYC offices in Crown Heights.

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Volunteers Turn Out To Fight Hunger For Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

This radio segment originally appeared on CBS New York on January 14, 2018.

By Kelly Waldron

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — With Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day coming up on Monday, many volunteers hit the streets this weekend to honor the civil rights leader. As WCBS 880’s Kelly Waldron reported Sunday, 2,500 volunteers have been working across the city this weekend to take part in Hunger Free America’s MLK Serve-a-Thon.

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Volunteers help promote food program in Crown Heights

This article originally appeared on News12 Brooklyn and BK Reader on January 14, 2018.

By Torri Singer

BROOKLYN – Thirty volunteers took to the streets of Crown Heights Sunday to promote SNAP, the benefits and food program that provides assistance for nearly 1.8 million low-income New Yorkers. Volunteers from Prepare the World say getting active and giving back is a way to honor Martin Luther King Jr., and to improve the neighborhoods they live and work in.

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Norman Glockwell? See What Happens When Guns Are Thrust Into Iconic Artwork

This post originally appeared in Bedford and Bowery on January 12, 2018.

By Dabuek Maurer

You’ve seen what happens when Hollywood guns are replaced by thumbs ups or, even better, selfie sticks. Now see what happens when guns are swapped in to famous works of art.

An exhibit coming to Brooklyn will feature artwork where pistols, rifles, and other weapons and violent imagery are inserted into interpretations of works by Norman Rockwell, Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer… even Dr. Seuss.

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Bed-Stuy Urban Farm Fills Gap in Fresh Foods

This article originally appeared in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle on November 28, 2017,

By Andy Katz

What better way to express faith in nature’s ultimate benevolence than scheduling an outdoor fundraiser in late November? After weeks of unseasonably chill temps and enough rain to dampen the Pacific Northwest, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving presented almost 20 degrees warmer and hardly a cloud in the sky. It’s just what Dr. Melony Samuels, founder and CEO of Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger (BSCAH), needed for her annual Harvest Heroes fundraiser.

This year’s Heroes included Cindy Greenberg, executive director of Repair the World, a national organization that enables American Jews, in the spirit of Tikkun Olam, to volunteer in communities where their efforts can have the greatest impact. Repair the World NYC has been involved with BSCAH for the past four years. “What Melony was doing went right to the heart of Repair’s mission,” Greenberg said. “Supporting [BSCAH] was an easy choice.”

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Why I am Inspired to Act Now

This post originally appeared in e-Jewish Philanthropy on November 22, 2017.

By Raffaella Glasser

After over two months as a Repair the World Fellow it still feels like yesterday that I sat at Capital Camps at the Repair the World national orientation surrounded by my fellow fellows. We each were embarking on our year of service with Repair the World. I was in awe of the people I was meeting – each fellow coming from across the country with an incredible set of skills, amazing experiences and drive for the work they were about to begin. I couldn’t help but wonder how I would fit into Repair. Would my skills and experiences prepare me for the year to come?

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Artist Spotlight: Kehinde Wiley

In the month leading up to MLK Day, our blog will be exploring diverse expressions of art created by people of color. The blog will highlight artists, collaborators, performers, poets, filmmakers, and everything in between. We will be exploring creative outlets that express the various ways racial injustice exists today.

In addition to reading, you can join our MLK Campaign and help us serve in solidarity by hosting and volunteering. Together we can #ActNowForRacialJustice.

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