Repair the World Pittsburgh was founded in 2013 to work to build relationships, show up with long-time friends and neighbors, and address local needs including food justice, education justice, and more through service based in Jewish values.
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Family Program Coordinator, Repair the World Pittsburgh
Alix received a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Manitoba. She lived in Tel Aviv and pursued a career in of volunteerism & community engagement. Alix is also the PJ Library Pittsburgh East End Ambassador.
Program Director, Repair the World Pittsburgh
Julie Mallis is a multimedia artist and educator whose work focuses on building community, audio-visual experiences, speaking truth to power, and imagining new landscapes.
Program Director Family and Teen Programming, Repair the World Pittsburgh
Rachel has a Bachelor’s degree in Peace Studies and a masters degree in Nonprofit Leadership, and comes with academic and professional experiences centered around social justice.
Senior Director of Communities and Executive Director, Repair the World Pittsburgh
Zack is a born-and-bred Pittsburgher. He worked for large public accounting firms for years, but in his free time volunteering, he found out how meaningful his impact could be.
Fellow, Repair the World Pittsburgh
Alyssa attended the University of Pittsburgh where she double majored in political science and Jewish Studies. Alyssa has worked with the National Council of Jewish Women-Pittsburgh where she managed registration for the Back 2 School event which served over 500 children from underserved neighborhoods. She has experience managing donor relations and even overhauled the Council’s online donor database! Alyssa chose to join the Repair the Worl
Fellow, Repair the World Pittsburgh
Ilana graduated from the University of Delaware after studying Biological Sciences. She most recently was a Fellow with Masa Israel Teaching Fellows, where she worked in an elementary school in Be’er Sheva, Israel. She collaborated with a host teacher to improve the quality of English education received by the students. Ilana is excited to join Repair the World to make a positive impact on the Jewish Community while learning skills and gaini
Fellow, Repair the World Pittsburgh
Maya is a recent graduate of Emory University where she majored in Sociology and Global Development Studies. Maya was a highly involved student at Emory, serving as President of Homeless Outreach Awareness Project and a Community Building and Social Change Fellow. Maya is excited to be joining the Repair tram because she is passionate about both food justice and education equity. She is really excited to be working directly with community memb
Senior Fellow, Repair the World Pittsburgh
Savannah is a graduate of Juniata College where she studied Social Organization and Change. She served as the chairwoman of Genocide Awareness and Action Week and organized a week-long series of events that engaged the community in the tough topics of mass atrocity prevention, trauma, reconciliation, and understanding our role in all of it. She is ready to utilize her skills of community building, networking and
As a repair the World Pittsburgh alumni, Alaina is excited to contribute her knowledge of Pittsburgh to the committee. A master’s degree recipient from Rhode Island School of Design, Alaina is now a practicing Architect with a deep understanding of urban farming, agriculture, and project planning.
Alicia LaPalombara is the Director of Network Nursing Operations at Allegheny Health Network. She is passionate about improving the health of communities & creating a healthcare system that provides every person with the care and compassion they need. Alicia holds a B.A. from Kenyon College, and a M.S. in Healthcare Policy & Management from CMU. She lives in the east end with her husband, Zach, and dog, Freddie.
Becca Hurowitz is the Senior Manager, Campaign and Missions for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. Becca oversees all missions to Israel and international destinations, advancing and advocating for the importance of Jewish travel experiences to the Pittsburgh Jewish community. Becca is a parent liaison for Emma Kaufmann Camp, and an active volunteer on the parent committee of the Environmental Charter School.
Becca is the Marketing + Engagement Coordinator at 412 Food Rescue. Becca is most passionate about connecting and engaging with other humans to create equitable and sustainable change within our flawed food, educational, economic, and social systems.
Hal B. Klein is Pittsburgh Magazine‘s restaurant critic and associate editor. He’s a six-time Press Club of Western Pennsylvania Golden Quill award winner for his writing on food, farms, sustainability, restaurants and more, as well as an Association of Food Journalists award winner for his coverage of permaculture. Hal’s work also has appeared on NPR and WESA, in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Eater
Hana Uman is the Program Manager at 412 Food Rescue. Hana received her M.A. in Food Studies from Chatham University, and was the recipient of the Albert Schweitzer Environmental Fellowship and the Falk Summer Sustainability Fellowship. She has worked with the Chatham University Office of Sustainability, Community Kitchen Pittsburgh, and the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry. Hana received a B.A. in Media Arts and Design from James Madison Un
Josiah is the My Brother’s Keeper Coordinator for Pittsburgh. MBK focuses on policy and programs that enhance opportunities and outcomes for black men and boys.
Judith Yanowitz is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She runs a molecular genetics lab at the Magee-Womens Research Institute where her team uses microscopic worms to elucidate the molecular underpinnings of human infertility and cancer. The mother of two teenagers, she is excited to be working with Repair the World as it expands its programming for fa
Kinsey Casey serves as the COO for the city of Pittsburgh. Most recently, she served as the inaugural Chief of Staff for Emerge America, a national nonprofit that trains democratic women to run for office. Prior to Emerge, she served as the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh. Previously, Kinsey served in the Obama Administration for seven years. She is a proud Montana native.
Lena Andrews is a Planning and Development Officer with ACTION-Housing where she manages the construction and renovation of affordable and supportive housing throughout the Pittsburgh region. Lena is an urban planner by training and is passionate about building diverse, vibrant connected urban communities. She has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Dartmouth College and a master’s degree in public policy from Carnegie Mellon University
Pam Eichenbaum has built her career around solving community challenges via innovative and creative community development and outreach solutions. Pam works for Carnegie Mellon University as the Manager of Special Projects in the Office of the President, supporting special initiatives, partnerships, and efforts on campus and across the region. Pam has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh and Masters in Urban and Regional Plannin
Originally from California, Rachel earned her BA in History from Princeton. Following stints as a Catholic school teacher and documentary filmmaker, Rachel earned her J.D. from Fordham Law. After several years as a litigator in the private sector, she became Assistant General Counsel for Success Academy Charter Schools in New York City. She now serves as the Deputy Director of Policy at PennCAN.
In addition to his day job as a financial planner with the Luttner Financial Group, Grinberg has served as President of Pittsburgh Marathon’s Board of Directors, an officer of the Jewish Assistance Fund, chairman of the Community Relations Council, and on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. He also devotes time to Partnership2Gether. He has received the Manny Gold Humanitarian Award from the Jewish Sports H
Repair the World Pittsburgh
6140 Station Street
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