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Things to do this weekend from poetry unplugged to sweet honey in the rock

This article originally appeared in Next Pittsburgh on January 15th, 2021. 

Repair the World Pittsburgh MLK Day projects  were featured in  “Things to do this weekend” in NEXTpittsburgh. “There are so many ways to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by lending a helping hand in our local community. Volunteer in person or virtually during this four-day, citywide effort. Find an opportunity that’s right for you!”

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Drive-Thru Food Distribution Event Thursday Morning in Miami-Dade County

This video originally appeared on 6 South Florida on January 14th, 2021.

A drive-thru food distribution event is being held Thursday morning amid economic hardship brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. The drive-thru site at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation opened at 9 a.m. In addition to packages containing non-perishable food products, bread, and locally grown fruits and vegetables, kosher meat will also be available to residents. “While the drive-thru is open to all in need, it is a unique opportunity for members of the Jewish community who follow strict kosher dietary laws,” a press release said.

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Virtual service opportunity: How you can stay safe this MLK Weekend

This article originally appeared in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on January 12th, 2021.

“Despite our fears and uncertainty, we must continue to care for each other — especially as racism, inequity, poverty, and needless suffering persist,” Repair the World Atlanta‘s executive director Lily Brent said in a statement. “Repair is committed to our work in education and meaningful service together with our partners — and hope the community will join us to make sense of this moment in service and in learning.” 

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Even With New Relief Package, Georgia Could See Higher Levels Of Hunger For Years

This article originally appeared in WABE on December 23, 2020.

A recurring scene this year around the country has been lines. Cars snake through parking lots turned into COVID-19 testing sites. Shoppers wait outside stores with limited capacity. Families line up for help getting food on the table. Earlier this month, there was one of those lines at a shopping center on Buford Highway. “There’s always a line,” said Marco Palma, president of the non-profit organization Los Vecinos de Buford Highway. It’s one of the groups behind the food distribution event. “If we say we’re starting at 10, people start lining up at like 8:30 or 9.”

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Serving The Moment at Shemesh Farms

This article originally appeared in The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles blog on December 18, 2020.

When the pandemic first started, the Jewish community — from coast to coast — responded with Serve The Moment (STM)* to give opportunities to young adults who are eager to help make an impact while staying true to Jewish values such as tikkun olam (healing the world) and rachmanut (compassion). Our Federation’s second Serve the Moment L.A. cohort concluded on December 11th. Our 18 passionate young Jewish Angeleno corps members were matched with a variety of nonprofit organizations in L.A., spending a month volunteering, either virtually or in person, and undergoing personal and professional growth.

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Seize the Moment

This article originally appeared in Jewish Federation and Endowment Fund blog on December 18, 2020.

Serve the Moment is a program launched by Repair the World that mobilizes Jewish young adults to engage in critical racial justice work, tackle food insecurity, strengthen our education system, combat social isolation, and address the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a Service Corps member, I had the opportunity to volunteer with Youth Spirit Artworks (YSA), a nonprofit organization based in Oakland. YSA is responding to the homeless crisis by building a “Tiny House Village” to provide shelter, community, and job training for homeless youth. My city coordinator and the team at YSA employed my interest in nutrition and passion for service to curate a plant-based cookbook for the village community to provide healthy recipes for communal dinners.

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Repair the World Expands Community-based Fellowship to Two Years

This article originally appeared in E Jewish Philanthropy on December 16, 2020.

Repair the World’s Fellowship has expanded to a two-year program and is accepting applications from young adults who wish to engage in service and Jewish learning, while developing skills and mobilizing peers to address local needs. Fellows are partnered with nonprofits in their community to address education justice, food justice, housing justice, environmental justice, criminal justice, and more. Priority deadline for applications is Feb. 1; March 12 is a second priority deadline; the final deadline for applications is April 16.

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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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