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May. 02, 2023

Michaela Slutsky Assumes Northeast Regional Director Role at Repair the World 

May 2, 2023 

Michaela Slutsky Assumes Northeast Regional Director Role at Repair the World 

(New York) – Repair the World, a Jewish service organization positioned at the intersection of Jewish engagement and social change, announces that Michaela Slutsky (she/her), based in Brooklyn, NY assumed the full-time role of northeast regional director this month.  

Janu Mendel (he/him), Senior Director of Community Impact at Repair the World says, “I’m thrilled to share that Michaela will be moving from a temporary position to the permanent role of northeast regional director. For the last 5 months, Michaela has been a wonderful addition to our team, and has admirably stewarded the progression of our work in Boston and New York. She has approached her role with intentionality and flexibility that went above and beyond her scope, and we are truly excited to formally welcome her as full-time staff.”

“I am excited to join a team of professionals dedicated to improving our communities and providing another pathway for Jewish engagement,” says Michaela. “I am incredibly grateful to continue working with such high-caliber colleagues, and to be able to offer mentorship and coaching in my role. In the short time that I’ve been here, we’ve expanded our Boston opportunities and launched a brand new service corps cohort of Ukrainian refugees in NYC, and I am looking forward to continuing our expansion and reaching new pockets of communities to meet relevant needs.”

About Michaela Slutsky

Michaela has spent the last decade as an educator, director, and community builder, helping launch ideas into long-term projects and organizations. Passionate about serving marginalized communities, Michaela has launched several initiatives for LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and RSJ (Russian-speaking Jewish) communities. Michaela began her career as the program director of teen and young adult services at Marks JCH of Bensonhurst where she spent five years cultivating her expertise in experiential Jewish education and leadership development. While there, Michaela also served as camp director at B’Yachad, a unique educational, overnight camping experience for RSJ teens focused on Russian Jewish heritage and exploration of personal identity. Most recently, Michaela spearheaded Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives as an education consultant at The Jewish Education Project. Additionally, Michaela created RUACH: Emotional and Spiritual Support, an online mental health start-up to support the Jewish community during the onset of the pandemic and was the program manager for the Applied Research Collective for American Jewry, a startup initiative of the NYU Bronfman Center, where she established an academic fellowship and publication. Michaela holds a B.S. in Business Economics as well as an MPA in Nonprofit management and MA in Hebrew and Judaic Studies from New York University. Michaela is a first-generation New Yorker whose family emigrated from the former Soviet Union. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her wife and bull terrier.

About Repair the World

Repair the World mobilizes Jews and their communities to take action to pursue a just world, igniting a lifelong commitment to service. We believe service in support of social change is vital to a flourishing Jewish community and an inspired Jewish life. By 2026, Repair will inspire and catalyze one million acts of service towards repairing the world. 

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