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Sep. 02, 2022

Repair the World Announces New Cohort of Fellows Who Will Serve in Communities Across the Country to Address Local Needs

Two-Year Fellowship Enables Young Adults to Engage Peers and Activate Their Jewish Values


September 2, 2022

Contact: Jason Edelstein, 510-239-1102

Repair the World, an organization that mobilizes Jews and their communities to take action to pursue a just world, announced their new cohort of fellows. These community-based young adult leaders will spend the next two years connecting to their Jewish values and deepening their service journeys while recruiting peers to serve and supporting local nonprofits to fulfill their missions

“Repair the World can only create impact in communities with the support of our dedicated full-time fellows,” said Shana Bloom, Senior Director of Community Impact of Repair the World. “From Los Angeles to Boston and 6 communities in between, , this dynamic group of young adults ages 21-26 will dedicate their time to service, training, Jewish and issue-based learning, and community-building. They will broaden the impact of direct service by mobilizing peer volunteers to show up in solidarity, achdoot, for their neighbors.”

Repair the World fellows serve for two years alongside local nonprofits to address community needs,  and deepen their Jewish connection through action and learning, na’aseh v’nishma.

“We are also excited to welcome back our second-year fellows, who will continue their journey in Jewish service this year,” continued Melissa Levine, Senior Director of Immersive Service.  “Through deep and meaningful connections with community, our new and senior fellows will address vital needs in pursuit of justice, tzedek. Along with their service, they will explore the intersection of social, racial, and economic justice, identity, and community through a Jewish lens, while simultaneously building concrete professional skills.”

Repair the World is dedicated to elevating meaningful service as a defining element of Jewish life by engaging Jewish young adults in service and enabling them to meet pressing local needs. Experiences where young adults can serve, learn, and connect are proven to be meaningful ways to engage in Jewish life and build connections with peers.

Repair the World proudly announces the following fellows:

  • Noam Brenner, he/him, New York, Senior Fellow
  • Emma Burns, she/her, Atlanta, Senior Fellow
  • Annie Cohen, she/her, Detroit
  • Jessie Copeland, she/her, Brooklyn
  • Bevy Daniel, she/her, Miami, Senior Fellow
  • Emma Duhamel, they/them, Pittsburgh
  • Delayna Feuerzeig, she/her, Miami
  • Lou Fusco, they/them, Baltimore, Senior Fellow
  • Jane Keller, she/her, Baltimore
  • Yael Benvenuto Ladin, she/her, Boston
  • Emily Levine, she/her, Detroit, Senior Fellow
  • Melvin Lewis, he/him, Detroit
  • David Ludwig, he/him, Brooklyn
  • Cate Mandel, she/they, Los Angeles
  • Emma Nissim, she/her, Miami
  • Max Reiver, he/they, Pittsburgh, Senior Fellow
  • Q Rice, she/her, Pittsburgh, Senior Fellow
  • Jake Rider, he/him, Miami
  • Jionna Rodgers, she/her, Pittsburgh
  • Palmer Rubin, they/them, Atlanta, Senior Fellow
  • Rachel Siegel, she/they, Baltimore, Senior Fellow
  • Sam Trombly, he/him, Boston
  • Isabel Wilson, she/her, Brooklyn

For more information on Repair the World or the Repair Fellowship program, visit