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Jewish Leaders on HIAS-ADL Trip Witness Border Crisis Up Close

This article originally appeared on the HIAS blog on August 24, 2018. Repair the World’s President & CEO David eisner was part of the delegation of national Jewish leaders who went to the border to observe the migrant crisis.

by Sharon Samber and Bill Swersey, HIAS.org

Sometimes you have to see things for yourself.

That is just what 27 leaders from 17 national Jewish organizations did this week as part of a delegation led by HIAS and the Anti-Defamation League to view firsthand the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Jewish Leaders Will Cross U.S.-Mexico Border To Observe Migrant Crisis

This article originally appeared in The Forward on August 19, 2018. Repair the World’s President & CEO David Eisner was part of the delegation of national Jewish leaders who went to the border to observe the migrant crisis. 

By Alyssa Fisher

More than 40 leaders of national Jewish organizations will meet in San Diego, California, on Tuesday to cross the border into Mexico to witness the migrant crisis.

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Flying into the 21st Century

This article originally appeared on eJewish Philanthropy on August 24, 2018.

By Eric M. Robbins

In a recent article, Talk is Cheap, several challenges facing Federations today are brought to the forefront. These include operating inefficiencies, partisanship, shifting giving trends and affiliation rates – just to name a few. The author correctly identified all of these challenges, and further pointed out that they have been building up over years, but he makes one critical omission: Federations across North America are changing to meet these challenges and they are finding unique ways to support the communities they serve. Just look at Atlanta. We have spent the last year in Atlanta rallying the community to tackle these exact issues.

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A life’s journey filled with service

This article originally appeared on The Times of Israel on August 22, 2018.

By Liz Jaffe

I remember it vividly, stuffing those envelopes side-by-side with my parents for an event. I knew we were doing it for a charitable cause. And I was only 5 years old.

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Poverty: Calling for Meaningful Jewish Attention

This article was originally published on eJewish Philanthropy on August 13, 2018.

By David Eisner

Poverty too often appears as a cause, effect, and perpetuating factor in various social crises, including failures in our systems of health, education, food distribution, housing, and other social services. Social ruptures of hatred, blame, and fear toward groups based on race, ethnicity, and other forms of identity often further exacerbate these crises. However poverty comes to be, it is attended by a vulnerability and loss of power that opens the door to other crises, failures, and ruptures that make the cycle worse.

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Leading By Example

This article originally appeared in The Detroit Jewish News on August 2, 2018.

By Robin Schwartz

Repair the World’s new executive director reflects on her inaugural year.

You might find her jogging through Detroit’s Woodbridge neighborhood or working in a greenhouse or helping to bury old prayer books in a sacred space for Jewish texts. But you’ll most likely find Sarah Allyn, 30, of Detroit at Repair the World’s cool headquarters on Bagley, where she just wrapped her first year as executive director of the Jewish nonprofit focused on service-learning and volunteering.

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Tisha B’Av Through a Modern Lens

This article originally appeared in the Baltimore Jewish Times on July 20, 2018.

By Connor Graham

On July 15, the same Sunday morning as the World Cup Finals, a passionate and outspoken group of more than a dozen young Jewish adults gathered at the Moishe House in Canton for a program called “Brunch & Learn Tisha B’Av: Turning Tragedy into Action.” Tisha B’Av is the most mournful day on the Jewish calendar, commemorating the destruction of the temples in Jerusalem.

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Commit to helping homeless | Opinion

This article originally appeared in The Florida Sun Sentinel on July 27, 2018.

By Alan Goch

Even living in a privileged society, we are exposed to homelessness and hunger almost daily.

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Jewish organization offers free hair cuts for homeless men

This article originally appeared in The Florida Sun Sentinel’s Jewish Journal on July 25, 2018.

By Sergio Carmona

Repair the World Miami recently partnered with the Miami Rescue Mission to organize an event of free hair and beard cuts for men who are experiencing homelessness at His & Hers Parlour in Miami.

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Atlanta Opens Arms to Repairing Our World

This article originally appeared in The Atlanta Jewish Times on June 28, 2018.

By Sarah Moosazadeh

Jewish values, a strong identity and affinity toward service are traits Repair the World aims to promote among Jews. The nonprofit hopes to expand that viewpoint this summer by launching its eighth community in Atlanta.

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