UPCOMING EVENTS

6/23 Volunteer with Brooklyn Farm Crew @ The Youth Farm

Brooklyn, New York

Saturday | June 23, 2018

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Brooklyn Grange: Repair the World NYC X Moishe House Park Slope

Brooklyn, New York

Saturday | June 30, 2018

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6/23 Volunteer with Brooklyn Farm Crew @ The Youth Farm

The Brooklyn Farm Crew is a group of dedicated volunteers who farm together in Central Brooklyn.


The Youth Farm is an education-focused production farm in Brooklyn that offers New Yorkers opportunities to increase their knowledge of the food system and build high level organic growing skills to share with their communities. The Youth Farm grows organic food and flowers on one acre for the community and beyond, and offers hands-on farm training and leadership opportunities for youth and adults. It is located on the lawn of the Wingate Campus, and is partnered with the High School for Public Service. The Youth Farm is dedicated to stewarding their soil, ensuring that it will be healthy for many growing seasons to come.

Expect to get your hands dirty pitching in on a variety of organic farming activities: composting, seed starting, irrigation, building projects, harvests, weeding and more. Make sure to wear sunscreen and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, and bring water and snacks.


Volunteers must be 18+ years old.

Date

Saturday | June 23, 2018

Time

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM eastern time

Location

600 Kingston Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11203

Brooklyn Grange: Repair the World NYC X Moishe House Park Slope

Imagine a one-acre farm on a rooftop in Brooklyn! Actually, no need to imagine! 

Moishe House Park Slope and Repair the World NYC will be leading a tour at Brooklyn Grange to discover the magic of a farm with views of all of Manhattan and Brooklyn! 

Schedule:
12:00 – 12:15 PM | Meet at Brooklyn Navy Yard 63 Flushing Avenue Gate
12:15 – 1:30 PM | Farm Tour
1:30 – 2:30 PM | Food and Farm Reflection: The Benefits and Challenges of Farming in New York City

There are only 12 spots available! RSVP on Eventbrite to reserve your spot! Excited to see you!

Date

Saturday | June 30, 2018

Time

12:00 PM - 2:30 PM eastern time

Location

63 Flushing Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11205

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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 City

  • Cindy Greenberg

    Executive Director, Repair the World New York City
    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]
  • Natasha Santos

    Workshop Coordinator, Repair the World Brooklyn

  • Natasha Santos

    Workshop Coordinator, Repair the World Brooklyn
    Natasha is a Brooklyn native who is committed to community building and outreach. For the past 5 years she has worked in various capacities in the non-profit sector from advocacy to program directing. She is a lover of books, ice cream, intentional living and cuddly dogs. You can usually find her riding her bike around Brooklyn with her bright pink helmet. She is currently a full-time student at Bard College where she studies liberal arts.[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]
    • 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]