UPCOMING EVENTS

Mt. Carmel Cemetery Cleanup

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sunday | October 22, 2017

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Responding to Disasters: October Cocktails with a Conscience

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Thursday | October 26, 2017

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Turn the Tables Shabbat Dinner: Food for Thought

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Friday | November 10, 2017

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Mt. Carmel Cemetery Cleanup

Repair the World Philadelphia is partnering with the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia on Mt Carmel’s Cemetery Cleanup this SUNDAY (October 22nd) from 1-4 pm. This is an opportunity for us all to gather as a community, advance our healing, and honor those who came before us.

We will be collecting litter and tree debris. No need to bring anything but yourself and your favorite pair of work gloves.

This event is open to all. *Please note that all participants will be required to sign liability waivers.

Should inclement weather occur, the event will be rescheduled.

Please register through the link provided!

Date

Sunday | October 22, 2017

Time

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM eastern time

Location

Frankford Ave. and Cheltenham Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19135

Responding to Disasters: October Cocktails with a Conscience

Come for an evening of discussion around the recent natural disasters and their subsequent relief efforts. Drinks and snacks will be served! Co-hosted by Repair the World and the Jewish Graduate Student Network. 

Date

Thursday | October 26, 2017

Time

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM eastern time

Location

4029 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104

Turn the Tables Shabbat Dinner: Food for Thought

Turn the Tables Shabbat Dinner: Food for Thought


Repair the World and Moishe House Philly welcome YOU to enjoy a delicious, kosher-style, vegetarian Shabbat dinner on November 10th!  We invite you to join in robust discussion around what hunger looks like in our communities, and how we can Act Now to provide relief to those experiencing it, while taking a closer look at our food systems.  All food unused during dinner will be repackaged or composted in order to avoid food waste.  Gluten-free options will be available.


Brief Shabbat services will be at 6 pm, and dinner will start at 6:30 pm.

Date

Friday | November 10, 2017

Time

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM eastern time

Location

401 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19147

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From underfunded schools that scrounge for funds for copy paper to the highest poverty and obesity rates among big cities in the US, Philly faces some dire challenges in confronting education and food injustices. Repair the World: Philadelphia partners with local and community-based organizations like the West Philadelphia Alliance for Children and Broad Street Ministry as it seeks to build a kinder and more equitable city.

OUR TEAM

  • Seth Goren

    Executive Director, Repair the World Philadelphia

  • Seth Goren

    Executive Director, Repair the World Philadelphia
    Seth grew up in the Philadelphia area, going to Quaker school by day and Hebrew school by night. His commitment to interfaith community, dialogue, and justice led him to Hebrew Union College-Jewish institute of Religion's rabbinical school as a Wexner Graduate Fellow. Since his ordination in 2007, he has worked mainly with undergraduate and graduate students, serving most recently as Lehigh University's first director of Jewish student life and associate chaplain and teaching courses on interfaith dialogue, racial privilege, and Jewish law. After earning a B.A. and M.A. in linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania and teaching English in the Czech Republic, Seth received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1998,  interned at the Israeli Ministry of Justice, and practiced human rights, commercial, and consumer protection law. He is a Bruce Springsteen aficionado and the proud father of Liana, age six.[email protected]
  • Kari Collins

    Workshop Coordinator, Repair the World: Philadelphia

  • Kari Collins

    Workshop Coordinator, Repair the World: Philadelphia
    Kari has been Repair Philadelphia's Workshop Coordinator since 2014. He's a graduate of Iliff School of Theology and Hampshire College. She's passionate about how faith can forge community outside of worship, so Repair the World is a perfect fit. In the other half of his work-time, she's the Building Administrator for the interfaith Calvary Center for Community and Culture, also in West Philadelphia. Outside of work, he can mostly be found on her back deck, trying to stop his cat from climbing trees.[email protected]
  • Dani Horn

    Program Associate, Repair the World Philadelphia

  • Dani Horn

    Program Associate, Repair the World Philadelphia
    Danielle was born and raised in a suburb of Philadelphia. She grew up attending Beth Sholom Congregation, being involved with United Synagogue Youth, and spent her summers at Ramah Poconos. Since 4th grade she has had a passion for education and went onto University of Maryland where she received her B.S. in Middle School Math and Science. Danielle was able to infuse both her interest in service and education through America Counts, TerpThon and UMD's Hillel. After graduation she wished to bring her love of education outside the classroom and served as an Education Justice Fellow in New York City. Danielle went on to become a Team Leader in Philadelphia and is thrilled to be staying on full time with Repair the World Philadelphia as a Program Associate. In her free time you can find Danielle exploring the city, eating delicious foods and running! 
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  • MEGAN BROOKENS

    Food Fellow, Repair the World Philadelphia

  • MEGAN BROOKENS

    Food Fellow, Repair the World Philadelphia
    Megan has been participating in education and environmental justice efforts in Philadelphia on both a citywide policy level at the Mayor's Office of Education and on the ground level at community-based organizations. This summer she is working as a Farm Education Intern with Grow Philly on an organic farm that primarily supports refugee and immigrant community members in South Philly. Megan just graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Urban Studies.[email protected]
  • LEILA GORDON

    Education Fellow, Repair the World Philadelphia

  • LEILA GORDON

    Education Fellow, Repair the World Philadelphia
    Leila graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Political Science and Jewish Studies. Leila worked at a Conservative temple, B'nai Tikvah, this past year as a Hebrew high school teacher, teaching 8-11th graders once a week about Israel, Kashrut, Torah, holidays, etc. Leila wants to educate people about social justice issues that arise in our world and can think of no better time than now to be repairing the world.[email protected]
  • JESSICA HERRMANN

    Team Leader, Repair the World Philadelphia

  • JESSICA HERRMANN

    Team Leader, Repair the World Philadelphia
    Jessica studied history and Judaic studies at Dickinson College. She also trained to be a competitive hotdog eater throughout elementary and middle school. Jess just finished her first year as a food justice fellow in Philadelphia volunteering with the Philly Farm Crew, Broad Street Ministries and a host of other food justice organizations. She is excited to stay in  Philadelphia as a Team Leader. Fun Fact: Jess trained to be a competitive hotdog eater throughout elementary and middle school.[email protected]
  • MARY HOLMCRANS

    Food Fellow, Repair the World Philadelphia

  • MARY HOLMCRANS

    Food Fellow, Repair the World Philadelphia
    At Ursinus College, Mary studied Environmental Studies and French. She studied sustainable resource management in Madagascar where she conducted independent research on the role of a small NGO on the educational systems in a rural fishing community. Additionally, she worked as a door-to-door canvasser for Environment America garnering public support for closing a loophole in the Clean Water Act. Repair the World provides an opportunity to work in environmental justice in a way that prioritizes reflection and community and Mary can’t imagine a better way to work in her chosen field and build experience in the non-profit sector. Some of her first words were "John, Paul, Ringo, George."[email protected]
  • BECCA LERMAN

    Education Fellow, Repair the World Philadelphia

  • BECCA LERMAN

    Education Fellow, Repair the World Philadelphia
    Becca is the Founder and President of Rebuild-U, an organization committed to building local community through direct service, both locally and internationally. Becca sees education as an indispensable power that should be equally obtainable to all. She’s proud to call herself an aunt to the most perfect nephew in the world. She attended Penn State University and graduated with a degree in Supply Chain Management.[email protected]
  • MADDY LEVINE-WOLF

    Food Fellow, Repair the World Philadelphia

  • MADDY LEVINE-WOLF

    Food Fellow, Repair the World Philadelphia
    Most recently, Maddy worked as the Double Up Food Bucks Outreach Intern at Fair Food Network in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She majored in Environmental Science and Spanish and especially cares about food justice because she believes access to healthy and local food should be a right, not a privilege.[email protected]
  • SHOSHANA MARIN

    Education Fellow, Repair the World Philadelphia

  • SHOSHANA MARIN

    Education Fellow, Repair the World Philadelphia
    Shoshana studied Media & Communications, and Spanish at Muhlenberg College. She also interned in Tel Aviv at a small nonprofit that connected students from various Middle Eastern and Northern African countries in online classes teaching citizen journalism, activism, and storytelling. And, she was on the founding Executive Board of Muhlenberg’s first Body Positivity Club.[email protected]
  • LEAH TOPPER

    Food Fellow, Repair the World Philadelphia

  • LEAH TOPPER

    Food Fellow, Repair the World Philadelphia
    After studying Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Rice University, Leah spent 9 months as a participant in the Yahel Social Change Program. For the past year, she has been volunteering in a largely Ethiopian neighborhood in Israel where she taught English in an elementary school, helped at afterschool programs for at-risk youth, and tutored children in their homes. She is looking forward to continuing her pursuit of affecting social change by translating her experience in Israel and enthusiasm for serving-learning to a community in America. As her dad always jokes -- “If our family made a band, we would be named ‘David and the Matriarchs’” (the names of her family members are Leah, Rachel, Rebecca, Sarah, and David). And, Leah has some special talents: she can wiggle her ears and lick her elbow![email protected]