For Immediate Release
National Day of Jewish Service October 22 Will Mobilize Over 5,000 People to Tackle Food Access Across the Country
Jewish Service Alliance, Powered by Repair the World, Organizing Series of Events to Elevate Service in Jewish Community
October 18, 2023 – More than 5,500 people across the country will serve to support food access as part of the National Day of Jewish Service on October 22, organized by the Jewish Service Alliance, powered by Repair the World. The National Day of Jewish Service kicks off Service Matters: Building a Jewish Movement to harness the power of service as a defining force in American Jewish life.
The National Day of Jewish Service includes 90 service projects organized by 30 partner organizations across the country. The programs leverage the expertise of local nonprofit partners to provide relief to some of the 34 million people in the U.S. who are hungry (feedingamerica.org).
Following the National Day of Jewish Service, Repair the World will host a B Mitzvah event to mark its 13th anniversary. Then, on October 24, the Jewish Service Summit will bring together hundreds of leaders and funders from the Jewish service movement to share their knowledge, experience, and strategies to mobilize Jews and their communities to meet pressing needs. Keynote speakers at the Summit include educator, author, TV personality, and chef Grace Ramirez (she/her), Zach Banner (he/him), NFL tackle and founder of the B3 Foundation, which focuses on mentorship and education to support greater access to higher education for students of color, and Raven Schwam-Curtis (they/she), a public intellectual and social media influencer as well as a Repair service corps alumni.
The Jewish Service Alliance (JSA) powered by Repair the World is a coalition of 40+ Jewish organizations dedicated to enhancing and expanding service opportunities for young adults. The JSA is powered by Repair the World, an organization that 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, we will inspire and catalyze one million acts of service towards repairing the world.