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Attack, then pandemic: Pittsburgh Jewish congregations cope

This article originally appeared on on October 25, 2020.

“Two years ago, the three congregations sharing space at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue relocated after an anti-Semitic gunman killed 11 worshippers. Last March, the congregations dispersed from their new locations due to the coronavirus pandemic and switched to virtual services. On Tuesday, as they again mourn those killed on Oct. 27, 2018, they’ll also celebrate the resilience that has enabled them to persevere.”

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2020 Pomegranate Prize Awarded to Five Emerging Jewish Educators at Virtual Symposium

This originally appeared on The Covenant Foundation’s website on October 19, 2020.

Mazel tov to Rabbi Jessy Dressin, Executive Director of Repair The World Baltimore, on receiving the #PomegranatePrize from The Covenant Foundation! The Pomegranate Prize is designed to honor emerging leaders who have been in the field of Jewish education for up to ten years. By encouraging Prize recipients in their pursuits, and enabling them to accelerate their professional development and amplify their impact on the field, The Covenant Foundation aims to nurture Pomegranate Prize recipients in an intentional way, and empower them to take risks and make a difference in the field of Jewish education.

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Community readies to commemorate two years since Oct. 27 shooting

This article originally appeared in the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle on October 19, 2020.

“The synagogue shooting was very traumatic for the community,” said Julie Mallis, city director of Repair the World Pittsburgh. “This service day is an opportunity for people to have something to look forward to where they can come together as a community and just do something that is going to make you feel good … It’s just basically a physical way of working through and processing grief and trauma.”

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Equality is Part of the Jewish Fabric: Repair The Vote

This article originally appeared in the Tribe Herald on October 19, 2020.

“Voting and justice are core to the Jewish people, and equality is a part of our fabric. From voting to volunteering, #RepairTheVote will walk you through everything you need to know to exercise your right to vote and how you can use your time to serve in this election.”

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Young Volunteers Meet a Moment of Crisis

This article originally appeared on the Schusterman Foundation blog on October 14, 2020.

“If ever the moment were ripe for contributing to efforts to heal the world, it is now. Amid the global pandemic, massive unemployment and a racial reckoning, millions of young adults are yearning for ways to feel useful and help people who are struggling.”

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Repair the World Baltimore Encourages Voter Participation

This article originally appeared in the Baltimore Jewish Times on October 2, 2020
“Repair the World Baltimore is working hard in preparation for the upcoming election, with several different initiatives and partnerships intended to support the community’s right to vote.”

LeaderFolk: Rabbi Jessy Dressin

Check out this amazing interview with Repair the World’s own Rabbi Jessy Dressin on LeaderFolk, a weekly conversation about what it means to be a woman, non-binary or genderqueer individual working as, what we like to call, a “professional Jew.”

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Meeting The Moment: Young Adults Serve Vulnerable Across Los Angeles

This post originally appeared in the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles Blog on August 26, 2020.


“The pandemic isn’t going away anytime soon, and the needs of our community members are only growing. Serve The Moment will continue its programming with additional cohorts throughout the rest of the year and into 2021. We are proud to have had Chelsea Snyder, our NuRoots Assistant Director of Special Projects, as our L.A. City Coordinator for Serve The Moment, guiding this first incredible group of future Jewish leaders.”

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Majority of American Jews in Full Page New York Times Ad: “Unequivocally: Black Lives Matter.”

This article originally appeared on Medium on August 28, 2020.
“We are Jewish organizations and synagogues from across the racial and political spectrum; from different streams of Judaism; whose members trace their lineage from countries around the world. We speak with one voice when we say, unequivocally: Black Lives Matter.”
Repair the World is proud to sign this open letter, published today in the New York Times, alongside over 600 Jewish organizations.

Announcing the 40 Under 40 Honorees for 2020

This article originally appeared in Pittsburgh Magazine on August 25, 2020.

We are incredibly proud of Julie Mallis, City Director of Repair The World Pittsburgh, for being named one of Pittsburgh’s 40 Under 40 who through their life and work have enriched the Pittsburgh area!

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