UPCOMING EVENTS

Help Meet Local Need: Package Toiletries with Your Family!

New York, New York

Sunday | March 24, 2019

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Volunteering at St. John’s Bread & Life

Brooklyn, New York

Tuesday | March 26, 2019

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Cocktails with a Conscience: Menstrual health and Equality

Brooklyn, New York

Thursday | March 28, 2019

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Friday Volunteering at The Campaign Against Hunger

Brooklyn, New York

Friday | March 29, 2019

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Volunteer at The Campaign Against Hunger’s Urban Farm

Brooklyn,

Friday | March 29, 2019

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Tutor Local Youth with Reading Partners!

New York, New York

Friday | March 29, 2019

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Help Clean Mobile Food Pantry Truck at St. John’s Bread & Life!

Brooklyn, New York

Friday | April 5, 2019

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Volunteer at The Campaign Against Hunger’s Urban Farm

Brooklyn,

Friday | April 5, 2019

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Teen Volunteering to Send Books into Prisons

Brooklyn, New York

Sunday | April 7, 2019

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Bring Passover Joy to an elderly neighbor with DOROT!

New York, New York

Sunday | April 7, 2019

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Help Mandala Cafe Rebuild Their Pantry

New York, New York

Sunday | April 7, 2019

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Phone Bank with the Met Council on Housing

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | April 8, 2019

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Canvass to Reduce Hunger in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | April 8, 2019

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Come Learn about Volunteering at PS 21!

Brooklyn, New York

Tuesday | April 9, 2019

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Rally + Vigil to Fight Evictions

,

Thursday | April 11, 2019

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Cook a Meal for Neighbors in Need on the Upper West Side (Ages 10-14

New York, New York

Monday | April 15, 2019

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Spring Soiree at Brooklyn Landmark!

Brooklyn, New York

Wednesday | April 17, 2019

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April Family Farm Day

Brooklyn, New York

Sunday | April 28, 2019

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One-to-One Technology Coaching

Manhattan, New York

Wednesday | May 8, 2019

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Brooklyn Farm Crew at the Youth Farm

Brooklyn, New York

Sunday | May 12, 2019

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Game On at Brooklyn Landmark!

Brooklyn, New York

Saturday | May 18, 2019

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STEAM Fair at Brooklyn Landmark!

Brooklyn, New York

Tuesday | May 21, 2019

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Help Meet Local Need: Package Toiletries with Your Family!

***This program is aimed at families with young children***


Your family can help families in need! Many of the same New Yorkers that lack adequete food access are also unable to purchase household necessities such as diapers, tampons, deoderant, toothpaste, shampoo, and more. We’ll be assembling toiletry packs for Community Kitchen and Pantry of West Harlem, and talking about food justice in the context of what else families might lack because they can’t afford food, or choose to buy it over other necessities. Come learn and serve with us and deepen your understanding of the challenges facing food insecure New Yorkers!

Date

Sunday | March 24, 2019

Time

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM eastern time

Location

318 West 118th Street
New York, New York, 10026

Volunteering at St. John’s Bread & Life

Come volunteer at St. John’s Bread & Life, one of Brooklyn’s largest food pantries/soup kitchens that offers a multitude of other social services! St. John’s Bread & Life serves nearly 3,000 meals to hungry New Yorkers every day and is the only facility in New York to have a Digital Food Choice Pantry; come check it out yourself! 


Volunteers will either be working in the kitchen helping to serve and prepare lunch or will be in helping out in the food pantry. Please wear closed-toed shoes and pants.


If you have any questions, please reach out to Josh at [email protected]

Date

Tuesday | March 26, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM eastern time

Location

795 Lexington Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11221

Cocktails with a Conscience: Menstrual health and Equality

Join Repair the World, The Campaign Against Hunger, and WHARR for an evening of meaningful dialogue around menstrual equality and the work organizations are doing in Brooklyn to address it. Learn about the challenges people face with lack of access to menstrual hygiene products. Food and drink will be provided! 



Date

Thursday | March 28, 2019

Time

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

Friday Volunteering at The Campaign Against Hunger

Every Wednesday afternoon, come volunteer at The Campaign Against Hunger (TCAH) in Bed Stuy. TCAH operates NYC’s largest emergency food pantry — five days a week, New Yorkers in need visit the pantry to receive free food. The pantry is unique because it allows clients to have a choice in the food they are given, similar to shopping at a supermarket. Clients can choose from fresh fruits, vegetables and various food items according to their preference instead of receiving a pre-packaged pantry bag.


Volunteers will be giving support in the backroom (sorting items to be brought into the pantry) or front of the pantry (serving clients).


For further questions, please contact Riki at [email protected].



Date

Friday | March 29, 2019

Time

11:30 AM - 3:00 PM eastern time

Location

2010 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11233

Volunteer at The Campaign Against Hunger’s Urban Farm

Join Repair the World in volunteering and having fun at The Campaign Against Hunger’s urban farm


In 2009, The Campaign Against Hunger became the first community-based organization in New York City to effectively create its own “farm to pantry” distribution loop with the opening of Saratoga Urban Agro-Ecological Center. The Saratoga Farm encompasses 7,900 sq. feet and produces roughly 7,000 pounds of produce each farm season.


Volunteers can expect to engage in manual labor (such as shoveling or pushing wheelbarrows). From March to May, we will be preparing the farm for growing season and farmer’s market, which starts in July.


Please  sign up as an individual and if you’d like to bring a group of 2-10 people please email Riki. For volunteer groups or general questions, please contact Riki at [email protected]

Date

Friday | March 29, 2019

Time

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM eastern time

Location

2046-2050 Fulton St
Brooklyn11233

Tutor Local Youth with Reading Partners!

Join us this March as a volunteer with Reading Partners at our Open House event at P.S. 175 in Harlem! Reading Partners is an incredible organization that provides one-on-one literacy tutoring to elementary-school aged students struggling with reading. The program model targets kindergarten through fourth grade students. Tutors utilize an easy-to-use curriculum that supports key, foundational literacy skills. Reading Partners recruits dedicated volunteer tutors that spend an hour a week working one-on-one with our students to implement the curriculum and target the particular needs of each student. 


At our Open House events, we invite community volunteers to visit our Reading Centers and try our program out first-hand, working one-on-one with our students as their tutors for the day. We will start the day with an overview of our program, and then will give our tutors a chance to try our curriculum and tutor our students. Come learn about the incredible work we do to address the literacy crisis and make a difference in a student’s life by tutoring them! 


                  Here is the Schedule for the Day: 


                  9:30 – 9:45: Volunteer Tutors Arrive


                  9:45 – 10:50: Reading Partners Overview and Curriculum Training


                  10:50-11:35First Tutoring Session


                  11:35-11:50Break


                  11:50-12:35Second Tutoring Session


                  12:35-12:45Wrap up and Debrief  

Date

Friday | March 29, 2019

Time

9:30 AM - 12:45 PM eastern time

Location

175 W 134th St
New York, New York, 10030

Help Clean Mobile Food Pantry Truck at St. John’s Bread & Life!

Come volunteer at St. John’s Bread & Life, one of Brooklyn’s largest food pantries/soup kitchens that offers a multitude of other social services! St. John’s Bread & Life serves nearly 3,000 meals to hungry New Yorkers every day and is the only facility in New York to have a Digital Food Choice Pantry; come check it out yourself! 


Volunteers will be helping to clean out the Mobile Food Pantry truck, which will help support the work St. John’s does in distributing hot meals to over 10 neighborhoods in Brooklyn. The Mobile Food Pantry goes to East NY, Redhook, Williamsburg, Bushwick, Brownsville, to parts of Queens, and more!


If you have any questions, please reach out to Josh at [email protected]

Date

Friday | April 5, 2019

Time

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM eastern time

Location

795 Lexington Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11221

Volunteer at The Campaign Against Hunger’s Urban Farm

Join Repair the World in volunteering and having fun at The Campaign Against Hunger’s urban farm


In 2009, The Campaign Against Hunger became the first community-based organization in New York City to effectively create its own “farm to pantry” distribution loop with the opening of Saratoga Urban Agro-Ecological Center. The Saratoga Farm encompasses 7,900 sq. feet and produces roughly 7,000 pounds of produce each farm season.


Volunteers can expect to engage in manual labor (such as shoveling or pushing wheelbarrows). From March to May, we will be preparing the farm for growing season and farmer’s market, which starts in July.


Please  sign up as an individual and if you’d like to bring a group of 2-10 people please email Riki. For volunteer groups or general questions, please contact Riki at [email protected]

Date

Friday | April 5, 2019

Time

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM eastern time

Location

2046-2050 Fulton St
Brooklyn11233

Teen Volunteering to Send Books into Prisons

Join Repair the World and other teenagers to package books to send to incarcerated people with Books Through Bars. NYC Books Through Bars is an all-volunteer-run group that sends free, donated books to incarcerated people across the nation.


We’ll be reading letters from people in prison, filling book requests, putting together packages to mail to prisons, and learning about prisons together.


Accessability: Books Though Bars is located in the basement of Freebird Books, and can be dusty; wear close-toed shoes and clothes that can get dirty. This is not an wheelchair accessible location; entrance is via the hatch, and a set of stairs, and the floor can be uneven. Watch your head when entering. This is suggested for people 14 and older and is not appropriate for young children.  


Ages: 13-18

Date

Sunday | April 7, 2019

Time

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM eastern time

Location

123 Columbia Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11231

Bring Passover Joy to an elderly neighbor with DOROT!


Volunteer this Good Deeds Day with Repair the World and DOROT! Volunteers will pay a visit to an older neighbor and deliver a care package on Sunday morning in honor of the Jewish holiday of Passover. Beginning in 2007, Dorot’s mission is to unite people from around the world in doing good deeds for others and the planet. Orientation and packages provided. 


This is a volunteer opportunity for people 18+. Volunteers need not be Jewish to participate!


Reach out to Jill Levinson, [email protected] with any questions.




Cosponsored by Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan 20s + 30s
Date

Sunday | April 7, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM eastern time

Location

171 West 85th Street (East of Amsterdam Avenue)
New York, New York, 10024

Help Mandala Cafe Rebuild Their Pantry

Join Repair the World and Based in Harlem on Sunday, April 7th as we help rebuild the pantry of Mandala Cafe! We will be removing old cabinets and installing new ones along with helping clean up Mandala Cafe’s kitchen in order to make the space more usable and organized.



Mandala Cafe is a nonprofit committed to providing culinary training for those who are unemployed/underemployed, formerly homeless, formerly incarcerated, undocumented individuals and youth. Their weekly meal is distributed to community members with varying levels of food security.



Join us from either 2:00 to 4:30 pm or from 4:30 pm to 7 to help us make this happen. 




A note on accessibility: This project requires that all participants be able to lift heavy materials, physically utilize power tools, and work in an environment with a lot of sawdust. For safety reasons, we require that all volunteers be able to participate in all activities listed here. Please be advised that volunteers must be over the age of 16. We will be providing protective gear. If you have questions or concerns about access, please register in advance and be in touch at least three days before the event. 




For more information please contact Jeremy Nicholson at [email protected].
Date

Sunday | April 7, 2019

Time

2:00 PM - 7:00 PM eastern time

Location

88 Saint Nicholas Avenue
New York, New York, 10026

Phone Bank with the Met Council on Housing

Join us at Repair the World’s Crown Heights workshop for dinner, learning, and volunteering. We’ll discuss tenants rights in NYC and then call people to invite them to an upcoming event or rally at the Met Council.


**Important note: please bring a computer/tablet and cellphone. If you are unable to bring a computer/tablet, we have laptops you may use, but please email Alison beforehand. Bringing a cellphone is required.


The Metropolitan Council on Housing (also known as the Met Council) is a tenants’ rights membership organization made up of New York City tenants who believe in the motto of “housing for people, not profit.” The Met Council fights for a city where everyone has access to safe, decent, affordable housing. 


Age and accessibility information: Volunteers ages 16+ please. Our workshop is wheelchair accessible, however, the floorboards are a bit uneven at some points. There are no steps. 


For more information, please contact Alison at [email protected]

Date

Monday | April 8, 2019

Time

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

Canvass to Reduce Hunger in Brooklyn

Volunteer with Repair the World and Hunger Free America! Join us in distributing information about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) around Nostrand Ave / Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights.


Nationwide, approximately 33% of people eligible for SNAP benefits do not participate. Volunteers will be canvassing on behalf of Hunger Free America in Central Brooklyn to raise awareness about SNAP benefits available to but underutilized by many NYC residents. Canvassing provides crucial information to local residents on who to contact to receive more information and check their eligibility.


Volunteers will get the chance to meet community members and inform others of the benefits of SNAP. Prior to canvassing, we will meet in the Repair the World Brooklyn workshop to provide an overview of SNAP and its importance to the NYC community. We will then do outreach in the community for an hour and return for reflection.


Accessibility info: We will be handing out flyers in various locations in the neighborhood, which requires moving around and being in the cold for varied periods of time.There can be as much or as little walking as the pariticipants choose.


Volunteers ages 15+ please.


If you have any questions or want more information, contact Riki Robinson at [email protected]

Date

Monday | April 8, 2019

Time

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

Come Learn about Volunteering at PS 21!

Join Repair the World and Brooklyn Community Services at an open house at PS 21, to check out the after school program, meet the kids, and maybe sign up for ongoing volunteering! We’ll orient you, answer all questions, and you can sign up on the spot! 


Brooklyn Community Services does a lot of work in the Brooklyn community, empowering at-risk children, youth and families, and adults with mental illness or developmental disabilities to overcome the obstacles they face, as they strive to ensure opportunity for all to learn, grow and contribute to ONE Brooklyn Community. Repair the World can volunteer to tutor K-5th grade students at PS 21. 


Repair the World was founded in 2009 to make meaningful service a defining element of American Jewish life. Repair mobilizes tens of thousands of people to volunteer in tackling pressing local needs each year. These volunteers help transform neighborhoods, cities, and lives through meaningful service experiences rooted in Jewish values, learning, and history. 


There are a few stairs to enter the school at the main entrance. 

Date

Tuesday | April 9, 2019

Time

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM eastern time

Location

180 Chauncey Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11233

Rally + Vigil to Fight Evictions

Rent laws in New York expire in June and we need everyone to show up in support of renewed and strenghtened tenant protections. Join tenant leaders, community groups, elected officials, and faith leaders to fight evictions and unaffordable rent. There will be a rally at Abyssinian Baptist Church, followed by a march to the State Office Building to hold a vigil for those who have been evicted.


We’re advertising this event in support of our partner the Met Council on Housing, a tenants’ rights membership organization that fights for a city where everyone has access to safe, decent, affordable housing.  


You can RSVP on Facebook, or show up without registering, however we’d appreciate your information on this Eventbrite so we can connect you with related events in the future. For questions, please contact Alison at [email protected]

Date

Thursday | April 11, 2019

Time

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM eastern time

Location

The Abyssinian Baptist Church 132 W 138th St, New York, NY 10030

Cook a Meal for Neighbors in Need on the Upper West Side (Ages 10-14

Join Repair the World and other families to cook a hot meal for neighbors experiencing homelessness who are housed temporarily at B’Nai Jeshrun (BJ), which is part of the Emergency Shelter Network (ESN). The Emergency Shelter Network consists of over 50 faith-based communities that supplement and offer alternatives to the shelter system. BJ’s shelter houses 10 women each night, Sunday-Thursday, year-round.


We’ll spend time together learning about homelessness, understanding how the shelter system works, and cooking a vegetarian meal that clients will enjoy during their stay. Parents will spend time with Rachel Figurasmith, Senior Educator, talking about how to continue the conversation about homelessness in NYC with their children. Kids will spend time engaged in experiential learning activities on the same topic.


This event is designed for families with kids ages 10-14. Please note that space is limited for this opportunity.


E-mail [email protected] with questions.


Cook a Meal for Neighbors in Need on the Upper West Side 

Date

Monday | April 15, 2019

Time

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM eastern time

Location

257 West 88th Street
New York, New York, 10024

Spring Soiree at Brooklyn Landmark!

Volunteer with Repair the World at Brooklyn Landmark’s healthy-living Spring Soiree! Volunteers will be assisting with registration and providing activity support to teachers and staff.


Volunteers must be over the age of 16. Please note that this site is not ADA accessible.


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

Date

Wednesday | April 17, 2019

Time

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM eastern time

Location

251 Macdougal Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11233

April Family Farm Day

Volunteer with Repair the World at Bushwick City Farms (BCF)! We will be engaging in hands-on work such as composting, clean up, and other farm maintenance, and discussing food access and the importance of community gardens.


BCF is a network of open spaces run by neighborhood volunteers that provides free food, clothing, and educational programs for the community. BCF builds and helps maintain vegetable gardens for local public schools and coordinates with local businesses to distribute bread and fresh produce donations. 


This project is designed for families with children ages 8-14. If you’d like to attend with a child who is older or younger, please email Alison. Please be sure to register all attendees in separate orders.


Accessibility info: We will be doing garden work that requires physical labor (specific tasks to be decided, but likely a mix of weeding, composting, and more). The entrance to the farm does not involve steps but the ground is uneven as there are woodchips on the ground.


Feel free to email Alison Rollman with any questions or concerns at [email protected].

Date

Sunday | April 28, 2019

Time

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM eastern time

Location

354 Stockton Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11206

One-to-One Technology Coaching

DOROT is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to alleviate social isolation and provide concrete services to older adults. Through our new One-to-One Technology Coaching Program, Volunteer Tech Coaches help older adults learn computer, tablet, or smartphone skills.

As a Volunteer Tech Coach, you will be matched with two DOROT clients for four coaching sessions, in clients’ homes, and provided with training and a curriculum.

No need to be a tech expert! Ideal coaches are comfortable with technology and like spending time with older adults.

We will be offering two upcoming training sessions for new Volunteer Tech Coaches:
• Wednesday, May 8th from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, May 15th from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Interested in learning more? Fill out our interest form at www.dorotusa.org/techcoachform or contact Norman Reiss, Connect Through Tech Coordinator, at [email protected]

Date

Wednesday | May 8, 2019

Time

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM eastern time

Location

171 W 85th St
Manhattan, New York, 10024

Brooklyn Farm Crew at the Youth Farm

Join Repair the World NYC for our spring & summer farm crew at the Youth Farm!


We will be engaging in hands-on work such as composting, clean up, weeding, planting and other tasks. We will also be learning about and discussing food justice topics such as food soverignty, food access in Brooklyn, and the importance of community gardens.


The Youth Farm is an education-focused production farm that 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.


Accessibility info: We will be doing garden work that requires physical labor. The entrance to the farm does not involve steps but the ground is uneven.


Feel free to sign up for one date, or all of them! Please email Alison with any questions or concerns at [email protected]. Looking forward to farming with you!

Date

Sunday | May 12, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM eastern time

Location

600 Kingston Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11203

Game On at Brooklyn Landmark!

Volunteer with Repair the World at Brooklyn Landmark’s Game On, an all-day PTA fundraiser featuring video and board games for families. Volunteers will be assisting with registration and monitoring rooms.


Two shifts are available for this event: 10am-1pm and 1-4pm.


Volunteers must be over the age of 16. Please note that this site is not ADA accessible.


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

Date

Saturday | May 18, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM eastern time

Location

251 Macdougal Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11233

STEAM Fair at Brooklyn Landmark!

Volunteer with Repair the World at Brooklyn Landmark’s STEAM Fair! Volunteers will be assisting with registration, monitoring rooms, and supporting workshop facilitators.


Volunteers must be over the age of 16. Please note that this site is not ADA accessible.


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

Date

Tuesday | May 21, 2019

Time

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM eastern time

Location

251 Macdougal Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11233

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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

  • Liza Freed

    Program Manager, Repair the World Harlem

  • Liza Freed

    Program Manager, Repair the World Harlem
    Liza Freed is a Program Manager for Repair the World Harlem. She is particularly passionate about mentoring, coaching, and investing in young leadership and loves managing team of three recent-college graduates participating in the Repair the World service-year fellowship. She previously worked as the teen director at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope, Brooklyn where she was recognized for her ability to empower teens to engage in high-level programming that uses Judaism as a lens to examine injustice and inequity. She’s worked with numerous nonprofits including Creative Art Works and Bike and Build, both of which informed her love for service-oriented group experiences. Above all, she owes her passion for Jewish-informed social justice work to the 11 formative summers she spent at URJ Eisner Camp where she was a camper, staff member and eventually a senior staff person overseeing a staff of 30 and over 100 campers. Liza lives in Brooklyn and bicycles everywhere she can.
    [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!
    [email protected]
  • Rachel Figurasmith

    Senior Educator

  • Rachel Figurasmith

    Senior Educator
    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]
  • Amani Beauzile

    Event Specialist, Repair the World NYC

  • Amani Beauzile

    Event Specialist, Repair the World NYC
    Amani was born and raised in Queens, New York and has always held the communities within the city close to her heart. After gaining her bachelor’s degree in psychology, she decided to dedicate herself to working within community and thus served as an education justice Fellow with Repair the World NYC. She has invested her time working with various non-profit organizations like the Fresh Air Fund and the Food Bank For New York City. Amani served as a Repair Fellow in Brooklyn in 2017-18, she volunteered regularly with Legal Hand and the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center. A lover of dogs and food, Amani looks forward to being able to continue to serve the city she loves with others who are committed to social change.[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

      Harlem Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Jill Levinson

      Harlem 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!