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Jewish Nonprofits Launch Nationwide Volunteer Drive to Respond to Pandemic, Social-Justice Needs

This originally appeared in The Chronicle of Philanthropy on July 6, 2020. 

Serve the Moment plans to develop a directory of volunteering opportunities across the country.

Key focus areas include tutoring low-income children, conducting welfare assessments of older adults, providing food to the hungry, and mobilizing volunteers whose skills can help nonprofits responding to the pandemic, economic downturn, and social-justice protests.

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Clevelanders to take part in Jewish community service initiative

This originally appeared in the Cleveland Jewish News on July 1, 2020.

“It was after seeing young peoples’ desire to give back that Repair the World, a national Jewish group to mobilize Jews pursuing a more just world in their own communities, presented “Serve the Moment” to Northeast Ohio. The program is a national initiative created by the Jewish Service Alliance to engage Jewish young adults in a national total of 100,000 acts of community service throughout the year, addressing the pandemic and pushing for social justice.”

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Service for a Strong Future

This originally appeared on Youtube on June 25, 2020. 

Watch as Repair the World’s President & CEO, Cindy Greenberg, CEO of Points of Light, Natalye Paquin, CEO of Service Year, Jesse Colvin, and philanthropist, Laura Lauder, communicate the importance of national service and volunteerism — and of the needs and opportunities within this critical sector — during the pandemic and beyond.

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New Jewish Service Alliance Launches “Serve the Moment” with Plans for One Hundred Thousand Acts of Jewish Service

This originally appeared in eJewish Philanthropy on June 18, 2020. 

The Jewish Service Alliance recently announced the launch of Serve the Moment, an initiative to mobilize tens of thousands of young adults and college students in 100,000 acts of meaningful service and learning to address the COVID-19 crisis, its economic fallout, and the current movement for racial justice.

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A ‘Super Fund’ Aims to Keep Jewish Nonprofit World From Sinking

This originally appeared in The New York Jewish Week on June 2, 2020.

“JCRIF finalized millions of dollars in initial grants to several nonprofits, including the Foundation for Jewish Camp, which partners with hundreds of day and overnight camps; Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools; and Repair the World, a service and social justice group that plans to launch a national service initiative geared to include camp counselors who have been sidelined this summer by the extensive closures due to the coronavirus.”

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Voices | The Time Is Now: New Considerations for Enacting Timeless Values

This originally appeared in the Baltimore Jewish Times on May 27, 2020. 

“Repair the World Baltimore recognizes this as a time when we need to work hard as a community to keep others in the forefront of our mind and actions. For those of us who find ourselves “stuck at home” and maybe even a little “bored,” this is likely an indicator that we are in a position of having enough of what we need to get by, and so we should be asking ourselves: “How can I serve others in my community who are experiencing this time as a fight for survival?”

Since early March, Repair the World Baltimore has been discovering creative ways to continue to show up around service and social justice learning in order to respond to both ongoing and new needs.”

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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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