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MLK Shabbat Suppers

Atlanta, Georgia

Friday | January 18, 2019

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Historic Westside Gardens in Vine City

Atlanta, Georgia

Monday | January 21, 2019

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Tu B’Shvat ATL Tree Planting 2019

Atlanta, Georgia

Monday | January 21, 2019

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SOAP UP Super Bowl Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia

Sunday | January 27, 2019

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MLK Shabbat Suppers

Every year, on the weekend of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Hands On Atlanta hosts a signature Sunday Supper for community leaders to discuss civil rights. This year, OneTable, Repair the World Atlanta, and the American Jewish Committee are partnering with Hands On to bring the national conversation to your Shabbat table.

#MLKShabbatATL will include dinner and conversation about civil rights and social justice.

Find a seat at a Shabbat table and RSVP to save your seat. Feel free to invite friends (space permitting) and contact the host if you have any specific dietary needs.

We hope you can join us for meaningful dialogue and discover pathways for making positive change in your community.

Date

Friday | January 18, 2019

Time

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM eastern time

Location

Various Places
Atlanta, Georgia, 30310-2604

Historic Westside Gardens in Vine City

Volunteer with Historic Westside Gardens! Meet in Vine City for a tour of urban gardens and an overview of HWG’s work, then roll up your sleeves for weeding and tilling. Older kids welcome as long as they are supervised (no specific kid’s activities)

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM eastern time

Location

Vine City
Atlanta, Georgia, 30318

Tu B’Shvat ATL Tree Planting 2019

Join us from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the corner of Grove Park Place and Francis Place NW, 30318 for our annual Tu B’Shvat Tree Planting!

This year Tu B’Shvat and MLK Day fall on the same day! This is an amazing opportunity to honor the life and memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, and to celebrate the Jewish New Year of the trees– Tu B’Shvat– together.

Trees Atlanta provides the trees, tools and expertise; we have the experience of spreading tree roots into fertile ground, giving trees a place to flourish. There will be refreshments, including Tu B’Shvat fruit and nuts and hot coffee. There will also be fabulous programming for young children by teachers from Jewish Kids Group.

The event will end with a Tu B’Shvat celebration. We are looking forward to a really special Day of Service!

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM eastern time

Location

1875 Blacksmith Drive
Atlanta, Georgia, 30318-5017

SOAP UP Super Bowl Atlanta

Ahavath Achim’s AAACTS Committee (Action and Awareness to Abolish Child Trafficking for Sex) and The Diocese of Atlanta’s Commission on DMST (Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking) invite you to participate in SOAP UP Atlanta! On January 27, help us label 20,000 soap bars with the national human trafficking 800+ hotline number and distribute them to hotels surrounding Mercedes Benz Stadium where the Super Bowl will be held on Sunday, February 3. Hotels are hot spots for trafficking, the second leading crime in the U.S., and rates will quadruple during large sporting events. Labeled soap bars will be placed in hotel bathrooms, creating the opportunity for victims to seek necessary help.

The SOAP Project (Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution) was founded by author, advocate, and survivor, Theresa Flores. On her worst night, after being auctioned off to nearly two dozen men in a dingy, dirty, inner-city Detroit motel, Theresa recalled the only item that would have reached out to her, a bar of soap. With that in mind, she created SOAP to help reach out to other victims. The Project acts as a hands-on outreach program to fight sex trafficking at large events and within communities. It is specifically focused on educating and increasing awareness in the public on the prevalence of human trafficking, in order to restore trafficked survivors and to prevent teens from being victimized by domestic, minor, sex trafficking. SOAP National travels all over the U.S. to hold outreaches during high-demand events like the Super Bowl, NCAA Final Four, Indy 500 and many more. They partner with local organizations to distribute millions of bars of soap wrapped with a red band that gives the National Human Trafficking Hotline number and educational resources to high-risk motels.

Become part of the solution to ending human trafficking in Atlanta! If you wish to participate, please sign up through the link above. For more information, contact the AAACTS Co-Chairs: Linda Bressler at [email protected]; Margie Eden at [email protected]

*AAACTS is an award-winning volunteer service group based at Ahavath Achim Synagogue with a mission of providing Action and Awareness to Abolish Child Trafficking for Sex.

#EndHumanTrafficking #SuperBowlSunday #Atlanta

Date

Sunday | January 27, 2019

Time

9:30 AM - 3:30 PM eastern time

Location

600 Peachtree Battle Ave
Atlanta, Georgia, 30327

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Our Work

Repair the World Atlanta is building a network of amazing local nonprofits and changemakers to elevate the lives of all members of our diverse community by serving alongside them in true collaboration. Join us this 2018-19 Program Year as we pilot programming, build relationships, and find the spark that builds Repair the World Atlanta. Join us on the ground floor and let’s build a movement together.

OUR TEAM

  • Lily Brent

    Director, Repair the World Atlanta

  • Lily Brent

    Director, Repair the World Atlanta
    Lily Brent is a writer and social worker whose curiosity and commitment to service catalyzed a career in international development, spanning six countries over the last eight years. But her search for the nuanced, every day work of community-led social justice has brought her to Repair the World. As the founding director for Repair the World Atlanta, she is thrilled to join other young Jews in critical self-reflection, study, volunteering with local partners, and strengthening alliances among diverse communities. Lily’s professional life has focused on creating the conditions for youth to reach their full potential in the U.S. and abroad.  She has provided psychosocial support to adolescents in such diverse settings as a New York City public school and outpatient psychiatric clinic, a D.C. mentoring program for kids in foster care, and the Agahozo Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda. She has worked on adolescent sexual/reproductive health & rights in Niger and Bangladesh, and ensuring that women and youth can access the benefits of development projects in Benin, Mongolia and Nepal. Lily also spent three years working to reform criminal justice policy and practice in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Virginia. In her rare spare time, Lily can be found reading and writing fiction, failing at arts and crafts projects, cooking the same chickpea recipe over and over, or playing cards.[email protected]
    • RACHEL BUKOWITZ

      Site Development Fellow, Repair the World Atlanta

    • RACHEL BUKOWITZ

      Site Development Fellow, Repair the World Atlanta
      Rachel studied Environmental Studies and Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. During her undergraduate studies she worked with a local nonprofit, The Homewood Children's Village, to develop a 33-page “Healthy Food and Gardening Guide" for Homewood residents. Homewood is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh without a grocery store, so the guide served to highlight alternative options for accessing healthy, affordable food including community gardens, food banks, farm stands, farmers markets, and more. After graduating from Pitt, Rachel served as a Food Justice Fellow with Repair the World Pittsburgh. In her Fellowship, Rachel worked with 412 Food Rescue, Just Harvest, and Circles Greater Pittsburgh around issues of food advocacy and poverty. She dedicated herself to service and deeply learning about the systemic root causes of poverty and hunger. [email protected]