UPCOMING EVENTS

11/29 Middle School Night Volunteering with Brooklyn Landmark!

Brooklyn, New York

Wednesday | November 29, 2017

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Building and Rebuilding Gallery Opening

Brooklyn, New York

Thursday | November 30, 2017

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Cocktails With a Conscience

Brooklyn, New York

Thursday | December 7, 2017

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Teach Our Children To Give!

Brooklyn, New York

Sunday | December 10, 2017

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Volunteer Service Fair

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | December 11, 2017

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A Stone of Hope: Reading/Signing with Jim St. Germain

Brooklyn, New York

Wednesday | December 13, 2017

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11/29 Middle School Night Volunteering with Brooklyn Landmark!



Middle School Night provides the opportunity for Brooklyn Landmark’s 4th and 5th grade families to meet and greet with local and competitive middle schools for their scholars. This event helps to make the middle school application process and transition more accessible by bringing forward knowledge and information to their scholars and their families. Brooklyn Landmark is dedicated to ensuring their scholars have the best opportunities in front of them! Come be a part of this school event by assisting with set up, supporting the event, and clean up. 




Sign up for as many shifts as you can come to (feel free to stay the whole night!) We are looking for 4-8 volunteers for each shift!



3:30-4:30 set up

4:30-5:30 first half of the event

5:30-7pm second half of the event & clean up




Date

Wednesday | November 29, 2017

Time

3:30 PM - 7:00 PM eastern time

Location

251 Macdougal Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11233

Building and Rebuilding Gallery Opening

Join Repair the World NYC for the opening of Building and Rebuilding Gallery Exhibition!


 This exhibition will address the effects of the rapidly-changing landscape in our urban surroundings as a result of sprawl, such as evident by endless demolitions, empty lots and new high- rises. The works in the show contain familiar elements from city landscapes, urban detritus, abandoned buildings, and public gardens, all addressing the hurried transformation of cityscapes closely related with gentrification. The social and architectural shifts in which many neighborhoods in Brooklyn (and elsewhere) encounter are primary themes within the artists’ works. While some of the works in the show are more abstract than others, they present imagined structures as a way of exploring the notion of permanence and impermanence of “new” territories and spaces. Other works in the show mirror a tangled topography and inspire association with urban sprawl, interrogating urbanism and the tension that occurs due to shifts in landscape.


 Featuring works by:


Noa Charuvi


Esperanza Mayobre


Kristyna And Marek Milde


Naomi Safran-Hon


Ivan Stojakovic


Curated by Shlomit Dror


 The exhibition is presented by Asylum Arts. Asylum Arts supports supports contemporary Jewish culture on an international scare, bringing greater exposure to artists and cultural initiatives providing opportunities for new projects and collaborations.


Drinks and snacks will be provided!


 If you have any questions, please reach out to Raffi Glasser [email protected] and Becca Atlas [email protected]



















Date

Thursday | November 30, 2017

Time

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM eastern time

Location

Brooklyn, New York, 11216

Cocktails With a Conscience

Join Repair the World and Hunger Free America (HFA) for an evening of conversations exploring issues of food insecurity in NYC,  their root causes, and actions we can take to address hunger in our neighborhoods. The event will host a panel featuring Joel Berg, CEO of HFA, and two members of the Food Action Board (FAB) Program. The event will conclude with a letter-writing campaign to local legislators regarding food policy!


Joel Berg is a nationally recognized leader and media spokesman in the fields of domestic hunger, food security, obesity, poverty, food-related economic development, national service, and volunteerism.  He is CEO of Hunger Free America. He is also the author of All You Can Eat: How Hungry Is America? , the definitive and most well-reviewed book on American hunger of the last decade. Seven Stories Press just published his second book, “America We Need to Talk: a Self Help Book for the Nation.” Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison called the book important and entertaining.


The goal of the FAB program is to enable community members to develop the leadership, advocacy, and community organizing skills to stand up for their rights and speak out on their own behalf. Members play leadership roles in the effort to promote food security and economic opportunity.These efforts push to create more living wage jobs and ensure that everyone and every neighborhood has access to affordable, nutritious food.


HUNGER FREE AMERICA –founded in 1983 and formerly called the New York City Coalition Against Hunger – is a 501c3 nonprofit group building a bold, grassroots, non-partisan membership movement in all 50 states to enact the policies and programs necessary to end domestic hunger and ensure that all Americans have sufficient access to nutritious food.


Drinks and light appetizers will be provided, and networking is encouraged!

Date

Thursday | December 7, 2017

Time

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

Teach Our Children To Give!

Join us on Sunday, December 10 teach our children to give!


We will be packing individual bags for homeless children and children in shelters, keeping in mind that a child to child connection will help bring home the concepts and values of service to our children!


During the event we will set up stations to fill baggies for distribution – join us to help fill all of the bags!


Help us prepare by shipping us items to fill for the bag. Here is a suggested list of items to ship on our amazon wishlist, but we are open to new and creative ideas for items to donate, particularly if anyone has a connection to a company who can source donations:


Ship all items to


     Teach Our Children to Give


     808 Nostrand Avenue


     Brooklyn NY 11216


Reach out to [email protected] with any questions!

Date

Sunday | December 10, 2017

Time

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

Volunteer Service Fair

If you want to make a local impact but aren’t sure the best way to utilize your skills to do so, this is for you.


Join us and learn how your unique skills can help meet Brooklyn’s most pressing challenges. Repair the World NYC invites you to this informal gathering to learn to meet local non-profits to hear how you can join them in building a more sustainable Brooklyn for everyone, while sipping our signature cocktail ‘Fighting Gintrification.’


Organizations include: Brooklyn Community Services, Reading Partners, Crown Heights Mediation Center, Digital Girl, BedStuy Campaign Agaisnt Hunger, St. Johns Bread and Life, Hunger Free America


These community organizations are doing powerful and meaningful work in the community around education and hunger in Brooklyn and are looking for additional support from local professionals who want to create a Brooklyn that’s sustainable for everyone.

Date

Monday | December 11, 2017

Time

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

A Stone of Hope: Reading/Signing with Jim St. Germain

Join us as we host Jim St. Germain, local author of memoir A Stone of Hope, for an evening of conversation around systemic and cultural influences in his life growing up in Crown Heights. St. Germain will read excerpts from his book and tell stories of his journey, including how he rose above and beyond the challenges of his youth. He will also sign copies of the book and answer questions from the group. Copies of A Stone of Hope will be available for purchase at the event, or if you want to read the book beforehand and be ready to ask deep questions, please do so. Co-sponsored by BOOKlynites, Repair the World’s social justice book club.

Date

Wednesday | December 13, 2017

Time

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

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Our Work

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 New York

  • Alli Lesovoy

    Program Manager, Repair the World New York
    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 NYC

  • Mark Appling

    Workshop Coordinator, Repair the World NYC
    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]
    • 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]