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Why I am Inspired to Act Now

This post originally appeared in e-Jewish Philanthropy on November 22, 2017.

By Raffaella Glasser

After over two months as a Repair the World Fellow it still feels like yesterday that I sat at Capital Camps at the Repair the World national orientation surrounded by my fellow fellows. We each were embarking on our year of service with Repair the World. I was in awe of the people I was meeting – each fellow coming from across the country with an incredible set of skills, amazing experiences and drive for the work they were about to begin. I couldn’t help but wonder how I would fit into Repair. Would my skills and experiences prepare me for the year to come?

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Repair the World Ramps Up Campaign to Engage Thousands for MLK Day 2017

This post originally appeared in eJewish Philanthropy on December 16, 2016.

By EJP

Repair the World has unveiled new resources to boost participation in Act Now for Racial Justice, the campaign engaging young adults in supporting racial justice through volunteer service, dialogue, and learning. Post-election, Repair the World has seen a marked increase in young adults stepping up to take action to address the needs of marginalized communities, and a flood of new volunteers supporting efforts to restore equity around issues like education and food justice.

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Naming the Nebulousness: Reflections on being White and Jewish in the Racial Justice Space after Attending the 2016 Facing Race National Conference

This post originally appeared on eJewishPhilanthropy on November 17, 2016.

By Cheryl Pruce

Uncomfortable. Uplifted. Confused. Held. Frustrated. Supported. Disheartened. Inspired. These are some of the things I have been feeling before, during, and after attending Facing Race: A National Conference the past three days in Atlanta. On the one hand, I have immense gratitude for the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation and any other sponsors of the Repair the World conference delegation for being able to attend. On the other hand, I have I have been struggling. With many things.

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Shabbat and the Sacredness of Healing

This post originally appeared on eJewishPhilanthropy on November 17, 2016.

By Sandy Cardin

Imagine the scene: you walk into the dining room or kitchen and see the table filled with empty platters, messy plates, strewn utensils, crumpled napkins and even a few spills. In the next room, there is a crowd of guests in a post-meal daze, some praising the meal, some critiquing it, all perhaps acknowledging that they ate and drank a bit too much. Some people feel satisfied, some feel like they ate in excess, and more than a few are beginning to doze off from indulgence and exhaustion.

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Reflections on Being White and Jewish in the Racial Justice Space After Attending the 2016 Facing Race National Conference

This post originally appeared on eJewish Philanthropy on November 17, 2016

By Cheryl Pruce

Uncomfortable. Uplifted. Confused. Held. Frustrated. Supported. Disheartened. Inspired. These are some of the things I have been feeling before, during, and after attending Facing Race: A National Conference the past three days in Atlanta. On the one hand, I have immense gratitude for the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation and any other sponsors of the Repair the World conference delegation for being able to attend. On the other hand, I have I have been struggling. With many things.

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Repair the World Launches “Act Now for Racial Justice” Campaign

This post originally appeared on eJewish Philanthropy on September 29, 2016.

By EJP

Offering opportunities to stand against racial injustice through service, Repair the World has launched “Act Now for Racial Justice,” a campaign that coincides with the Jewish High Holidays and that will continue through MLK Day and Passover in 2017.

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Hundreds Gather for Inaugural Service Matters: A Summit on Jewish Service

This post originally appeared in e Jewish Philanthropy on Sept 20, 2016

Jewish Service, Jewish Values, and the Power of Evaluation

This post originally appeared on eJewish Philanthropy on September 13, 2016

By Sarah Eisenman

One of the goals of Jewish service is instilling Jewish values in rising generations of young Jews. On September 15, Repair the World, and more than 30 partners in Jewish service, social justice, leadership development, and communal engagement, will convene Service Matters: A Summit on Jewish Service.

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Empowering Young Adults to Make the World a Better Place

This post originally appeared on eJewish Philanthropy on September 8, 2016

By David Cygielman

The concept of a “service project” is one that is incredibly familiar to most Millennials from their years of school and youth involvement. From food drives in middle school to volunteering at homeless shelters with friends for high school volunteer hours, today’s millenials have grown up in a culture of giving back to the community. But in a typical young adults’ daily life today, they’re far less likely to encounter opportunities for actual service work.

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Sharing Stories of Jewish Service in Advance of “Service Matters”

This post originally appeared on eJewish Philanthropy on September 1, 2016.

By Nicci Mowszowski

I am a 17-year-old Jewish teen. I am just 5 feet tall, but I know that my voice far exceeds my stature. That’s not something I always believed. My world was flipped upside down when my family moved from Australia to Denver in middle school; I had few Jewish friends (or friends at all), and was unaware of any opportunities within my reach.

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