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Families Summer Volunteering at the Youth Farm

Brooklyn, New York

Sunday | August 26, 2018

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High Holiday and 9/11 Weekend of Service 2018

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Saturday | September 8, 2018

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Families Summer Volunteering at the Youth Farm

Join us for an afternoon of family volunteering at The Youth Farm!


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. 



Please bring water and a hat, and wear clothes you can get dirty! All ages are welcome. 


Please reach out if you have any questions. Looking forward to farming with you!



Date

Sunday | August 26, 2018

Time

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM eastern time

Location

354 Stockton Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11206

High Holiday and 9/11 Weekend of Service 2018

This year, September 11th falls on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. Please join us in marking the anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy and the beginning of the Jewish year by serving in solidarity with our community.


We are offering volunteer opportunities throughout the weekend and on 9/11, the afternoon of the second day of Rosh Hashanah.


Every volunteer must register and parents can fill out forms for children under 18.




Farm at Bushwick City Farm


Sunday 9/9, 12-2pm, 354 Stockton Street, Brooklyn


Volunteers will assist with harvesting and other farming projects. Ages 4+




Package Books with Books Through Bars 


Tuesday 9/11, 12-3pm, 123 Columbia Street between Kane and Degraw, Brooklyn (in the basement)


Respond to letter requests for books of people who are incarcerated by packaging and mailing donated books. This project requires going downstairs and volunteering in a tight basement. Unfortunately we can’t accommodate people with mobility issues. Ages 14+




Feed the Hungry at St. John’s Bread and Life


Tuesday 9/11, 6-9am, 795 Lexington Ave., Brooklyn


Prepare and serve meals to people in need at Bed Stuy’s busiest soup kitchen. Ages 18+ 




Assist at Brooklyn’s Largest Food Pantry


Tuesday 9/11, 11am-2pm, 2010 Fulton Street, Brooklyn


Help clients at The Campaign Against Hunger by distributing food in the pantry, packing food for mobile pantry, and restocking shelves. Ages 14+




Pack 750,000 Meals for the Anniversary of 9/11


Tuesday 9/11, 4:30-6:30pm, Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, 12th Ave & 46th Street, Manhattan


Join more than 3,000 New Yorkers at the third annual NYC 9/11 Day Meal Pack, with 9/11 Day, NYC Service, New York Cares, and the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum. Ages 10+






Email Kate at [email protected] with questions



*Kid friendly opportunities available. All children under age 18 must have a guardian with them at all times.


Date

Saturday | September 8, 2018

Time

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM eastern time

Location

Various Locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan

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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 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • Kate Thomas

    Program Manager, Repair the World Brooklyn

  • Kate Thomas

    Program Manager, Repair the World Brooklyn
    Kate comes to Repair the World a community social worker, spanning experience in education, counseling, community organizing, and Jewish social justice efforts. Most recently, Kate served as the Community School Director at Brooklyn Landmark Elementary advocating for educational equity and coordinating community resources. A licensed social worker with an MSW from NYU and BASW from Rutgers University, Kate has trained in diverse settings including The Door Bronx Youth Center, Rutgers Hillel, and Robert Wood Johnson's office for community health promotion. She has also staffed Mitzvah Corps Seattle, a teen social justice collaboration with the International Rescue Committee, and worked as a residential counselor at Wediko Children's Services where she provided clinical guidance to children with complex trauma. After completing her time as a 2014-15 Repair the World Baltimore Fellow, Kate stayed connected on the Repair the World NYC advisory board. In her free time, she enjoys theater, writing poetry, and vacationing to anywhere with a lake!
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  • 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]
    • Tori Burstein

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Tori Burstein

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Tori is a recent graduate of University of Florida, where she studied psychology and sports management and was a student ambassador for the University of Florida's Counseling and Wellness Center. She served alongside counselors and students to reduce the stigma against mental illness and promote the importance of mental well-being and seeking help. She is passionate about the intersections between Judaism, social justice, and service, and is proud of the fact that she once bowled a perfect game!
    • Danna Creager

      Harlem Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Danna Creager

      Harlem Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Danna attended UCLA where she double majored in political science and geography. For the past year, she has been a Social Justice Fellowship Intern, exploring social justice through a Jewish lens with three different cohorts of student. During her internship, she was able to bring in outside knowledge of social justice and environmental work. She is passionate about two things more than anything: social justice and changing our country's (and world's) currently unsustainable food system. She doesn’t understand many pop culture references because she grew up without cable!
    • Josh Flink

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Josh Flink

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Josh is a graduate of the University of Michigan where he studied psychology and Judaic Studies. In the summer of 2017, he volunteered at PORDAC (Protection of the Rights of Differently Abled Children) in New Delhi, India. He helped plan activities for 4-18 year-old children and also assisted with vocational training. He loved learning about Delhi's culture and giving what he could to the Pordac community. Josh is passionate about food justice because at the end of the day, everyone deserves to be nourished, to eat healthy, and to have the resources they need in order to succeed. He spent the summer of 2018 backpacking through Southeast Asia!
    • Maya Hawkins

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Maya Hawkins

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Maya is a Brooklyn native who just graduated from NYU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology with a minor in Creative Writing. Highly involved with the Habonim Dror movement, she’s acted as Youth Education Coordinator & Staff Manager, and Education Coordinator at Camp Gilboa over the past few summers. Maya has never finished an ice cream cone so she always gets get ice cream with friends so they can finish it for her.[email protected]
    • Jill Levinson

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Jill Levinson

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Jill attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and self designed a major in Art and Social Change, minoring in Sustainability Studies. She worked at the local conservative synagogue's Talmud Torah where she taught 6th-grade religious school, covering topics such as Hebrew, Jewish traditions and holidays, and what it means to be a Jew. She is excited to join Repair the World because she believes that social justice work needs to take place on multiple levels and if you don't get on the ground, you know the community’s needs to create true systematic change. She is also scuba certified!
    • Jeremy Nicholson

      Harlem Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Jeremy Nicholson

      Harlem Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Jeremy graduated from the University of Vermont, where he majored in Environmental Studies and founded Green Mountain Manna, a Jewish outdoors club. He also wrote his senior thesis on founding Green Mountain Manna on campus. Jeremy is passionate about food justice because after all, people cannot survive or function without access to food.
    • Riki Robinson

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Riki Robinson

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Riki went to Pitzer College where she graduated with a degree in sociology and Asian American Studies. She worked as a Program Coordinator at Pitzer College's Center for Asian Pacific American Students where she helped start a dialogue series and bike share program. She believes education is key for social connection and transformation; in particular, it’s integral to honor that different forms of knowledge can be liberating for people from historically marginalized backgrounds. She also enjoys making and trading zines!
    • Alison Rollman

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Alison Rollman

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Alison graduated from Pitzer College with a degree in sociology and worked as a health equity intern at Partners for Better Health in Ontario, California. She worked on an asset-mapping project with teen leaders and focused on mapping healthy food access and distributing information to the local community. She is excited to engage more deeply in justice-oriented Jewish communities and to be part of an organization working together for meaningful change. She also studied abroad in Nepal where she learned conversational Nepali!
    • Jaz Twersky

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Jaz Twersky

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Jaz attended University of California, San Diego where they majored in linguistics. They were Editor-in-Chief of their university's independent newspaper, reporting on controversies at the school and bringing to new issues to light. Working as a journalist allowed them to see how both university and local school systems fail students in a number of different ways. They also enjoy knitting and once knitted a dragon!