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March 22, 2022
Contact: Jason Edelstein
Repair the World Mobilizes Communities to Join the #ServiceMovement this #WorldWaterDay.
World Water Day Efforts Include Local and Virtual Service Projects, a Special Podcast Series and Other Learning Resources
(New York) – 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, today encouraged either in-person or virtual volunteering to support meeting vital community needs this World Water Day.
Celebrated on March 22, #WorldWaterDay is an annual United Nations Observance that celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2 billion people living without access to safe water.
Throughout the month of March, we encourage everyone to volunteer in person or virtually and learn with us about pressing needs around water access and conservation,” said Eli Greenstein Jacober (he/him) Director of Campaigns. “As we serve and learn to sustainably manage this precious resource, we center our value of kavod ha’briyot, the preciousness of each human, to understand the impact that water has on us as individuals and our communities. We need to take action as climate change diminishes access to safe and clean water globally.”
Repair the World also launched a #WorldWaterDay podcast series, hosted by Ella Fies (she/her), Repair the World Miami Fellowship alumni, with special guests including Rabbi Ed Rosenthal (he/him) founder of Tikkun HaYam, Javier de Leon (he/him) Lead Program Consultant at LavaMaeˣ, Julie Tsivia (she/her) a Grade 2 Wastewater Plant Operator at East Bay Municipal Utility District and Eric Rosenblum (he/him) and environmental engineer specializing in water resource management and reuse.
“We encourage you to tune in to Repair’s #WorldWaterDay podcast series, guided by our value of achdoot, solidarity, to learn about how you can support their efforts and provide necessary supplies and direct-service across the country,” continued Eli. “Our inspiring guests share personal stories and perspectives on water access and action. We hope their stories inspire people to serve and live out our value of action and learning na’aseh v’nishma, meeting the pressing needs around water access in our communities.”
LavaMaeˣ, one of Repair’s key partners for #WorldWaterDay, provides free resources, including mobile showers, a Pop-Up Care Village, and handwashing stations, through a lens of Radical Hospitality, to people experiencing houselessness.
For more information on volunteering with Repair or the podcast, please visit werepair.org.