UPCOMING EVENTS

Action for Parkland

Brooklyn, New York

Thursday | March 1, 2018

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Guest Reader Friday at Brooklyn Landmark!

Brooklyn, New York

Friday | March 2, 2018

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Volunteer on the Farm at Harlem Grown

New York, New York

Friday | March 2, 2018

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Cocktails with a Conscience: Engendering Justice & Judaism

Brooklyn, New York

Thursday | March 8, 2018

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3/9 Pantry Volunteering at the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger

Brooklyn, New York

Friday | March 9, 2018

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Help Students Learn about Artificial Intelligence with Digital Girl, Inc.

Brooklyn, New York

Saturday | March 10, 2018

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Action for Parkland

“We are going to be the kids you read about in textbooks. Not because we’re going to be another statistic about mass shooting in America, but because, just as David said, we are going to be the last mass shooting. Just like Tinker v. Des Moines, we are going to change the law. That’s going to be Marjory Stoneman Douglas in that textbook and it’s going to be due to the tireless effort of the school board, the faculty members, the family members and most of all the students. The students who are dead, the students still in the hospital, the student now suffering PTSD, the students who had panic attacks during the vigil because the helicopters would not leave us alone, hovering over the school for 24 hours a day.In the wake of the horrific shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday February 14th, we hope you will join us as we take action to support the courageous students who have spoken out for gun control and demand that our representation does the same” – Emma Gonzalez, senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School


In the wake of the horrific shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida on February 14, 2018 we hope you will join us in support of the incredle couragous students who have spoken out for gun control and to demand that our representation does the same.


On the Thursday evening of March 1st, we will be taking part in a nationwide campaign to support Stoneman Douglas students as they return to school. Join us in writing handwritten letters to students returning to class offering them words of support, love and commitment. 


Continue the evening of advocacy by staying to learn about your representatives positions on gun control and write letters demanding action and regulation. It is our responsibility to ensure that our representatives speak out for gun control and protect the lives of their constitutents.


Repair the World will provide all letter writing materials.









Date

Thursday | March 1, 2018

Time

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

Guest Reader Friday at Brooklyn Landmark!

Guest Reader Friday at Brooklyn Landmark Elementary School is an opportunity to invite community members into the school building to inspire and celebrate books, literacy, and reading together! We welcome new and regular volunteers as special guests to visit our pre-k through 5th grade classes and read our book of the month which highlights one of our school’s core values. This opportunity is best suited for volunteers interested in getting into the classroom and comfortable with speaking in public to a classroom of students. 


Come observe and participate in the school’s community circle from 8:20-8:45 AM! Next, join a class to read the book of the month to a classroom of students! Finally, wrap up the day with some debrief and learning! 

Date

Friday | March 2, 2018

Time

8:20 AM - 10:00 AM eastern time

Location

251 Macdougal Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11233

Volunteer on the Farm at Harlem Grown

Join us every week as we lend a hand on Harlem Grown’s multiple urban farm sites. Each Friday morning, two volunteers will work alongside Harlem Grown’s farm crew to complete morning chores and assist with a variety of additional tasks, from working in the greenhouse to shoveling snow. 


Volunteers should come prepared to work in outdoor conditions, and dress appropriately for the weather. Volunteers should also dress to get dirty! This shift is from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and will meet at 118 West 134th Street on Friday mornings. This volunteer opportunity is for adults 18+ only. 


Please email [email protected] with any questions regarding this volunteer opportunity!

Date

Friday | March 2, 2018

Time

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM eastern time

Location

118 West 134th Street
New York, New York, 10030

Cocktails with a Conscience: Engendering Justice & Judaism

Join Repair the World, Digital Girl, the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger,and the Brooklyn Children’s Museum,  on Thursday, March 8 for a night celebrating femaleness in justice and in Judaism! 


March 8 is Women’s Day, an opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of female-identifying individuals. This event is also inspired by the Jewish holiday of Purim, a holiday which members of Repair the World see as an opportunity to highlight female power and to explore systemic issues of gender inequality for female and non-binary identifying folks. 


In honor of these opportunities to celebrate female-identifying people, come out for an evening of food, drink, and learning as we celebrate some of our female-led partnerships. 


Guests will participate in a gallery walk where folks can interact in small groups with some of our amazing speakers. Speakers include Dr. Melony Samuels, from the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger, Stepanie Wilchfort from the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Toni Robinson and Michelle Gall from Digital Girl, and Amelia Wolf – an organizer of an egaliatarian Jewish prayer space. Guests will have the opportunity to hear from three of the four sets of speakers and then to debrief and share learning with people who heard from different speakers.


After the event, come volunteer with our featured partner the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against hunger in the food pantry! Sign up to volunteer with BSCAH the next day here! Guests can also sign up to help facilitate a coding workshop that weekend with our partner Digital Girl! Sign up for that opportunity here


Guests are encouraged to wear pink in solidarity with femaleness if they choose! 


Reach out to Michele Chayka at [email protected] or Mira Nathanson at [email protected] with any questions! 

Date

Thursday | March 8, 2018

Time

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

3/9 Pantry Volunteering at the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger

Join Repair the World for an afternoon volunteering in the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger food pantry. The Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger was founded in 1998 out of a church basement and is now the largest pantry in Brooklyn, providing food for 30,000 people each month. We will be assisting clients choose groceries in the pantry, packing food bags to be distributed to communities in need around Brooklyn, and helping organize food in the warehouse. #ActNowAgainstHunger


Volunteers must be 14+ years old. Volunteers 14-17 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Save the date for other upcoming volutneer opportunties 3/16 from 2-5PM or 3/23 from 12-3:30PM. 


Please reach out to Miriam at [email protected] with any questions. 

Date

Friday | March 9, 2018

Time

12:00 PM - 3:30 PM eastern time

Location

2004 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11233

Help Students Learn about Artificial Intelligence with Digital Girl, Inc.

Join Repair the World NYC and Digital Girl, Inc. for a computer science lesson around artificial intelligence! Students will be learning about programming for cognitive computing. Volunteer with Repair the World NYC to help the students during the workshop, answering their questions as best as possible and getting to know them. No coding or computer science experience necessary to volunteer. You may learn something about AI yourself along the way, too. There will be snacks!


Two days before this workshop, come learn more about the work of Digital Girl, Inc.! Repair the World NYC will be hosting Cocktails with a Conscience: Engendering Justice & Judaism. This event will center around the work of our women-led partner organizations! Find out more and register at this link.



Date

Saturday | March 10, 2018

Time

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

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Repair the World NYC launched in the fall of 2015 to tackle pressing local needs by mobilizing communities to volunteer. We enable people to transform their neighborhoods, city and lives through meaningful service experiences, rooted in Jewish values, history and heritage. Our team of eight full time fellows partners with fifteen organizations in Crown Heights and Bed Stuy to recruit and train the volunteers needed to address education and food justice needs in Central Brooklyn. Repair the World’s collaborative community storefront space at 808 Nostrand Ave is a hub for service and social justice initiatives.

OUR TEAM

  • Cindy Greenberg

    Executive Director, Repair the World New York

  • Cindy Greenberg

    Executive Director, Repair the World New York
    Cindy is the founding executive director of Repair the World NYC, where she has built a robust program focused on mobilizing the Jewish community to meet pressing local needs through service and learning in Central Brooklyn. She has a passion for launching and managing innovative initiatives in Jewish life. Previously, she worked for Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life for fifteen years, including as the executive director of NYU's Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life. Cindy holds a masters degree in Non-Profit Management from NYU's Wagner School and is the recipient of the Richard M. Joel Exemplar of Excellence award, Hillel's highest honor for a professional. Cindy lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Dan, and their three children.[email protected]
  • Alli Lesovoy

    Program Manager, Repair the World Brooklyn

  • Alli Lesovoy

    Program Manager, Repair the World Brooklyn
    Alli is a San Francisco Bay Area native who graduated in the spring of 2013 from UC Davis with a BA in Sociology. Her participation and leadership at URJ Camp Newman, Peninsula Temple Beth El, the Jewish Community Teen Foundations, the San Francisco Diller Teen Fellowship, North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY), Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi, and Hillel sparked and expanded her passion for social action within a Jewish context. Her experience ranges from philanthropy and social organizations to youth leadership. As a Repair the World Baltimore fellow in 2013-14, Alli mentored elementary and middle school students who were at risk for being chronically absent in a Baltimore City Public Schools. In 2014-2015, she helped launch Repair the World local programming in NYC, focusing on education justice partnerships as one of two Repair the World NYC Site Development fellows. She has been working on staff ever since, first as an Engagement Associate and now as a Program Manager.[email protected]
  • Mark Appling

    Workshop Coordinator, Repair the World Brooklyn

  • Mark Appling

    Workshop Coordinator, Repair the World Brooklyn
    Mark has long been passionate concerning issues of economic and social justice, recognizing that education and the arts offer vital pathways to advance these goals. After earning a B.A. in Music at Texas Wesleyan University, Mark moved to the Northeast to pursue graduate degrees in music at New England Conservatory and the Eastman School of Music. As a musician and educator, Mark has seen firsthand the immense power of the arts as a socially unifying force. Mark is beyond excited to join the Repair the World team. A Crown Heights resident, Mark enjoys traveling, hiking, and taking long walks around the neighborhood with his Cocker Spaniel, Kennedy.[email protected]
  • Liza Freed

    Program Manager, Repair the World Harlem

  • Liza Freed

    Program Manager, Repair the World Harlem
    Liza was born and raised in Westchester, NY and graduated from the University of Vermont in 2015 with a B.S. in Speech Pathology. She spent 11 formative summers at URJ Eisner Camp as a camper, counselor, and senior staff member, where she learned how to apply Jewish values to become a socially engaged member of her community. Her commitment to social justice and background in youth leadership led her to Repair the World where she is excited to manage expansion into Harlem. Liza lives in Brooklyn and loves to bicycle, draw and paint, hike, and seek all kinds of adventures.[email protected]
     
  • Rachel Figurasmith

    Family Education Coordinator, Repair the World NYC

  • Rachel Figurasmith

    Family Education Coordinator, Repair the World NYC
    Rachel Figurasmith is and born and raised New Yorker. She has worked in education and non-profit spaces for over a decade and is passionate about increasing access to quality education for all young people. Rachel has worked as an after-school program director, synagogue education director, caseworker for Swahili-speaking refugee teens, and a summer camp director. Currently, Rachel is a college instructor for several courses on working with children with disabilities and is an education consultant in NYC schools and after-schools. Rachel holds a BA from Hampshire College and a Masters in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Rachel lives in Long Island with her husband, toddler, and two dogs.[email protected]
    • BECCA ATLAS

      Education Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • BECCA ATLAS

      Education Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Rebecca is a gymnast and Binghamton University graduate. She currently volunteers at an alternative school with students who suffer from behavioral or learning disabilities. As a mentor for at-risk students, she acts as a role model, encouraging them to achieve their goals. Producing a difference in one person’s life leads to a better society at large.[email protected]
    • AMANI BEAUZILE

      Education Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • AMANI BEAUZILE

      Education Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Amani graduated from SUNY-Oswego with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Amani was heavily involved with her university’s Residence Life and Housing, where she led a team that orchestrated move-in for students at the beginning of the semester. In addition, Amani worked as a counselor with the Fresh Air Fund. Amani is excited to become a Repair the World Fellow in order to contribute to her community in ways that she previously hasn’t.[email protected]
    • BRIAN BROCHSTEIN

      Food Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • BRIAN BROCHSTEIN

      Food Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      In addition to studying Geological Science at UT Austin, Brian was the Student Executive Board President at Texas Hillel. And, he once spent 24 hours straight in a rocking chair for charity! Brian chose to join the Repair team because he sees food inaccessibility as a lifetime issue and hopes to learn more about how systemic change can mitigate those injustices. [email protected]
    • MICHELE CHAYKA

      Food Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • MICHELE CHAYKA

      Food Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Michele’s family is from the Soviet Union and she grew up speaking Russian as her first language. She’s a recent graduate of University of Minnesota and studied Political Science. She spent the past year volunteering with colleagues at an organization called Open Arms, which helps people with terminal illnesses get access to food.[email protected]
    • RAFFAELLA GLASSER

      Food Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • RAFFAELLA GLASSER

      Food Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Raffaella interned at Binghamton University's student run farm "BU Acres" growing and harvesting fruit and vegetables. She also worked with the City of Binghamton's urban farm to assist them as they expanded their affordable community supported agriculture program for local residents. Fun Fact: She lived in an ice cream truck in Hawaii for almost 4 months![email protected]
    • MIRIAM LIPSCHUTZ

      Food Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • MIRIAM LIPSCHUTZ

      Food Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Miriam was VP of Education, and then President, of University of Vermont’s Challah for Hunger program where she expanded their advocacy, education, and membership. Miriam majored in Animal Science and even took a year-long class in which she milked cows and ran a dairy farm! Miriam joined the Fellowship because she’s excited to create opportunities for community members to access affordable and healthy food. [email protected]
    • MIRA NATHANSON

      Education Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • MIRA NATHANSON

      Education Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Mira graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Urban Education Policy. Mira was the Chair of UPenn’s chapter of J-Street and spent last summer teaching third graders math, science, reading, and writing at Leadership Prep Brownsville Elementary Academy in Brooklyn. Mira also once got to sing for the President and First Lady at the White House Chanukah party with her college a cappella group![email protected]
    • KIRA RIB

      Food Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • KIRA RIB

      Food Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Kira is a recent alumni of the Adamah Fellowship, a Jewish farming Fellowship in Falls Village, Connecticut. During her time as an Adamah Fellow, she learned to farm and studied contemporary food systems and how these systems create economic disparities and food insecurity today. Kira is a Fellow based in Harlem, and graduated the New College of Florida with a degree in Anthropology.
    • EMMA SALTZBERG

      Education Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • EMMA SALTZBERG

      Education Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Emma took a gap year before college and lived in Israel volunteering at a kindergarten in Bat Yam. In this suburb of Tel Aviv, Emma realized how rewarding it was for her to help improve quality of life through hands-on education reform. Upon returning from Israel, Emma attended Tulane University and majored in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Her favorite part of living in New Orleans was the multitude of food and music festivals to explore![email protected]