Berinsky Will Elevate Service Opportunities in Atlanta Infused with Jewish Learning
September 6, 2022
Contact: Jason Edelstein, 510-239-1102
Atlanta, GA — Repair the World Atlanta, an affiliate of the national Repair the World, an organization devoted to engaging Jewish young adults and their communities in service, is thrilled to welcome Samantha Berinsky (she/her) as its new city director. Berinsky will lead local service efforts and partnerships that engage young adults throughout the community.
“Samantha has a deep connection to Atlanta and brings such a strong commitment to creating positive social change and thriving Jewish life,” says Janu Mendel, Repair’s Southeast Regional Director. We’re excited to have her lead our Atlanta team in engaging young adults in meaningful Jewish experiences. Along with our incredible organizational partners on the ground, we know they’ll have a deep impact in the community.”
Repair the World’s partnerships with Jewish engagement organizations and local non-profits equip them to catalyze their communities in meaningful service and Jewish learning through training, consultation, and shared programming, and local non-profits to increase capacity to meet the vital needs across our communities. A key Atlanta Repair partner is the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta. Eric Robbins, President and CEO, said, “We are very excited about Samantha and what she will bring to Repair the World, which has become an integral part of our Atlanta Jewish ecosystem. In one of her first actions in her new role, Samantha brought the Repair the World fellows to meet with our community planning and impact team and we are already building meaningful collaborations together.”
“Atlanta Repair is such a powerful force for social action and making our community a more equal and just place for all,” said Samantha Berinsky, Repair the World Atlanta City Director. “I’m ready to grow our efforts even more and enable more young adults to tap into their Jewish values and serve to address urgent social needs. Together, Repair and all of our incredible partners can do great things in the community.”
Raised in the south, Samantha (she/her) is a lover of college football and good BBQ. For the past 5 years, she has lived in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and two goldendoodles. A recent Master’s graduate in Jewish Professional Studies from the Spertus Institution of Jewish Learning & Leadership and proud alumni of the College of Charleston BA Jewish Studies program, she thrives on serving as a connector in her Jewish community. For much of her career, Samantha has served as an Engagement Professional in the synagogue sphere and looks forward to expanding her Jewish connections and knowledge as she joins Repair the World.
About Repair the World Atlanta
Since launching in 2018, Atlanta Repair has focused on fostering a vibrant, thriving Jewish community in Atlanta and mobilizing young Jews and their neighbors to meet profound needs. To date, Atlanta Repair has mobilized 8,128 participants in 14,79 acts of service and learning and 24,126 hours of service and learning. Its model of peer-to-peer engagement, educational programs and community-based service opportunities engaged thousands of young Jewish adults and their friends. For many of them, experiences in which they serve, learn, and connect are especially meaningful ways for them to engage in Jewish life.
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.