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Repair the World Launches Racial Justice Campaign for King Commemoration

This post originally appeared on Cleveland Jewish News on December 29, 2015

By JTA

The nonprofit organization, which engages young Jewish adults as volunteers, will provide volunteer opportunities throughout the weekend remembering the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to address racial injustice. The campaign will also offer the opportunity for volunteers to host a “Turn the Tables Shabbat Dinner,” to discuss the difficult issues of the day, on Jan. 15.

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Repair the World Launches Act for Racial Justice on MLK Weekend

This post originally appeared on eJewish Philanthropy on December 24, 2015

By EJP

Repair the World has launched a special national campaign, Act for Racial Justice on MLK Weekend. Combining two pillars of Repair’s engagement strategy, Act for Racial Justice offers the opportunity to host a Turn The Tables Shabbat Dinner on January 15th  – resources will help facilitate substantive questions and dialogue – followed by numerous volunteer opportunities throughout the weekend addressing racial injustice.

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Repair the World Launches Act for Racial Justice on MLK Weekend

This post originally appeared on Jewish News Arizona on December 23, 2015

By Jewish News Arizona

Repair the World, an organization devoted exclusively to engaging young Jewish adults as volunteers, has launched a special national campaign, Act for Racial Justice on MLK Weekend.

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Jewfro: Let’s Keep Repairing The World Together

This post originally appeared on Detroit Jewish News on October 16, 2015

By Ben Falik

Five years ago, my world and the world around me were in disrepair. Against a backdrop of crashing home values, fleeing talent, teetering automakers, racketeering officials and foreboding census figures, I failed at my legal practice.

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Detroit Can’t Ignore ‘Energetic’ Population

This post originally appeared on The Detroit News on September 24, 2015

By Bankole Thompson

Detroit’s young residents say they want to be at the center of the transformation of the city. And in downtown Detroit, the most recent Census reports found a 59 percent increase in the number of college-educated youth under age 35 have taken residence there in the last decade.

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Fast Food-Solidarity

This post originally appeared on JNS on September 22, 2015

By David Eisner/JNS.org

When I was growing up, I remember yearning to fast like the adults did on Yom Kippur, feeling a sense of accomplishment and self-righteousness at 8 years old when I fasted until lunchtime, and bragging to everyone I knew, when I was 11, that I had fasted the entire day.

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Jewish Group Encouraging Community to Serve Others During High Holidays

This post originally appeared on Jspace News on September 21, 2015

By Erica Terry

The Jewish High Holidays are traditionally a time of introspection and self-reflection. Now, one organization is helping Jews — secular and religious alike — take the transformative energy of the high holidays to celebrate the season in a new way.

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RTW’s Zack Block On PCTV21 In Pittsburgh

This video originally appeared on PCTV21’s YouTube Channel on September 17, 2015

By PCTV21

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High Holidays For Millennials, But Far From Shul

This post originally appeared on The New York Jewish Week on September 16, 2015

By Hannah Dreyfus

Jon Leener, an Orthodox rabbinical student, always attended synagogue over the High Holidays, but this year he’ll be hosting services a little closer to home — in his living room.

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Young Jews Celebrate Rosh Hashana With More Casual, Comfortable Event

This post originally appeared on Trib Live on September 13, 2015

By Matthew Santoni

After scribbling their sins on bits of water-soluble paper, dozens of young Jewish Pittsburghers cast them into bowls of water to dissolve. While it harkened to traditions of cleansing and repentance, the fourth annual Young Adults New Year’s Eve Party in the Park was a little different from the traditional Rosh Hashana services happening farther up Forbes Avenue in Squirrel Hill.

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