Featured Partner

Repair the World

September 8th, 2015

featured_grantee_Sep2015_1_300x200Only one organization is devoted exclusively to engaging young Jewish adults as volunteers, and to infusing their volunteer service with Jewish learning and values: Repair the World.

Last year alone, Repair the World engaged 32,645 unique individuals in service and educational programming. They performed over 50,000 hours of direct service. These efforts were connected to meaningful Jewish learning, with an understanding that everyone connects to Judaism in their own way. Repair empowers young Jews to learn how their passion for service relates to Jewish values, traditions, teachings, and personal Jewish heritage.

Repair is taking this effective approach and creating unique High Holiday opportunities for Jews across the country. With dozens of organizational partnerships in place, Repair will help individuals connect to the holidays in personally meaningful ways—through relationships with peers, through community building, and through intentional volunteer service. Its High Holiday campaign focused on Food Justice will mobilize thousands of individuals, offering opportunities to lead volunteer efforts, to host and attend Shabbat dinners centered on food justice, and to elevate the conversation through thought leadership and social media opportunities.

Mariel Schwartz of Ann Arbor is on board as a “Movement Leader,” ready to lead efforts in her community:

Being a Movement Leader with Repair the World is a great opportunity to make a difference in my local community during an important time in the Jewish calendar. The chance to set the tone for the year ahead is energizing and empowering!

I now have the tools I need to create a meaningful service opportunity for friends and peers. It’s also a chance to experience the High Holidays in a way that reflects my Jewish values and is meaningful to me.

featured_grantee_Sep2015_2_300x300The Jewish High Holidays are a time for reflection, community gathering, and setting the tone for the coming year. For Repair the World, it’s only the beginning of more big things to come. With year-round opportunities like Repair the World Communities—in Pittsburgh, Detroit, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and now New York—Alternative Spring Breaks, and hundreds of other public programs, Repair is the destination for meaningful Jewish service learning.

Learn more about Repair the World’s High Holidays Food Justice Program.

The Jim Joseph Foundation has awarded more than $8 million to Repair the World.