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Repair the World Announces New Initiative to Further Mobilize Jewish Community to Volunteer During Pandemic

This originally appeared in eJewish Philanthropy on May 19, 2020. 

“Repair the World has announced a new initiative, Skills for Impact, in partnership with several leading Jewish organizations to further mobilize the Jewish community to take action to support neighbors and communities during this unprecedented time. The online platform, run by Catchafire – the largest, online tool that connects social good organizations with talented professionals looking to donate their skills – will provide Repair’s nonprofit partners and other nonprofits and social service agencies supported by the Jewish community with expert support in areas like marketing and communications, web development, operations, strategy and more.”

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Jewish Community Members Foster Work of East End Cooperative Ministry

This originally appeared in the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle on May 6, 2020.

The need for East End Cooperative Ministry’s (EECM) food pantry has escalated in the midst of the global health crisis. Repair the World Pittsburgh Fellows have continued to support EECM by assisting to pack and distribute food.

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Leveling the #GivingTuesdayNow Playing Field

This originally appeared in eJewish Philanthropy on May 4, 2020. 

“For organizations run by, funded by, or serving women and non-binary people, the crisis is hitting even harder. The already fragile and gendered ecosystem of nonprofit organizational support is showing even more significant signs of collapse for women’s organizations.

We want to examine why this is happening, and how you can help address these critical issues this #GivingTuesdayNow.”

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For Millenials, Virtual Shabbat Motivates Neighborhood Connections

This originally appeared in the Forward on April 30, 2020.

For many Jewish millennials, living far from family and remaining socially distant from friends, virtual Shabbat dinners have offered a way into community, tradition, and what it means to serve others.

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Direct Service in the Age of Coronavirus

This originally appeared in Jewish Philanthropy on April 30, 2020. 

During the Coronavirus pandemic direct service organizations are still mobilizing to meet the urgent needs of the most vulnerable. National Council of Jewish Women CEO, Sheila Katz, NCJW Board of Directors Vice President, Rabbi Lori Koffman, Repair the World CEO and President, Cindy Greenberg, and American Jewish World Service – AJWS Global Ambassador, Ruth Messinger shared ways on how one can help serve their community during this time. 

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I’m Dying to Be Able to See People

This originally appeared in The New York Jewish Week on April 29, 2020. 

“Several other Jewish groups have expanded their work with seniors since the coronavirus crisis began…Volunteers from Repair the World, the Jewish service organization, deliver food packages to isolated Holocaust survivors in South Brooklyn and keep in touch as pen pals, said Rachel Figurasmith, executive director of Repair the World NYC.”

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100 Charitable Ways Atlantans Can Help During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This originally appeared in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on April 23, 2020.

Concrete Jungle and Repair the World Atlanta have partnered to create food depots in Atlanta and Decatur, where volunteers deliver groceries to those in need. Also, mentioned are 100 other ways Atlantans can help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In the Wake of the Pandemic, the Jewish Community is Inspired to Serve

This originally appeared in the Forward on April 23, 2020.

CEO and President of Repair the World, Cindy Greenberg analyzes a very important new study about the importance of service. The Jewish community can play an integral part in mobilizing service during the pandemic.

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CEO and President, Cindy Greenberg Featured on Panel – Direct Service in the Age of Coronavirus

NCJW hosted a panel on finding the balance between social distancing and meeting the needs of our communities. CEO and President of Repair the World, Cindy Greenberg appeared along with Sheila Katz of NCJW and Ruth Messinger of AJWS.

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Technology Buddy 101: Creating Tech-Savvy Seniors

This originally appeared in The Jewish News on April 20, 2020. 

Repair the World Detroit is launching a new program, Technology Buddy 101, to help seniors learn more about technology so they can stay connected to their families during this social distancing period.”

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