UPCOMING EVENTS

Snacks and Service: School Library Organization Pizza Party! (12 yr+)

Brooklyn, New York

Thursday | September 28, 2017

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First BOOKlynites Meeting of the Year

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | October 16, 2017

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Snacks and Service: School Library Organization Pizza Party! (12 yr+)







Join Brooklyn Landmark Elementary School for FREE pizza and a hands-on project that will benefit all of our scholars! We’re in the final stretch of completing a library organization project that began this summer, sorting through books and grouping them by genre. Put education justice into practice and have the satisfaction of completing a major project that will benefit the whole school! This project will help all of our scholars in searching for books when their classes use the library space. We’ll also be setting up a reading nook with new furniture donated through NY Cares! 



About Our Community Learning School: Brooklyn Landmark Elementary School is a stand-out public school in central Brooklyn. In their 5th year of academic achievement, they credit strong leadership, teaching staff, and community partnerships with providing their scholars a rich and diverse learning experience. Recently, they’ve seen tremendous growth in enrichment opportunities, including expanded arts and STEM programs. They were selected as a DOE Showcase School for a second consecutive year and expanded a new Gifted and Talented program. There is no doubt Brooklyn Landmark Elementary School is a gem in the Ocean Hill, Brownsville community!





Reach out to Mira Nathanson ([email protected]) we any questions!
Date

Thursday | September 28, 2017

Time

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM eastern time

Location

251 Macdougal Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11233

First BOOKlynites Meeting of the Year

Join us for the kick-off of BOOKlynites for the 2017-2018 year! No book to read this month; we’ll just do get-to-know-you activities and talk about our vision for BOOKlynites this year. Returning and new members alike are welcome!

Date

Monday | October 16, 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]
    • LEENA KAYE

      Food Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • LEENA KAYE

      Food Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Leena is a fourth generation Denverite who studied International Relations and Russian at Cornell College. She is a three-time Iowa College AmeriCorps Program member, serving over 1,150 hours in her college career. She built relationships and served with local organizations including Willis Dady Emergency Shelter and the Catherine McAuley Center for Education. She also recruited volunteers for local events, such as Justice For Our Neighbors and Relay for Life. Food justice is an imperative concept to broadening the scope and success of volunteerism.[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]