Are you a young adult looking to engage in meaningful service and connect with the Jewish young adult community in Baltimore? Look no further than Repair the World! Repair the World is a national organization that is working in partnership with Jewish Volunteer Connection (JVC) to engage millennials in meaningful service projects. We are dedicated to learning about and making a difference in the areas of education equity and food justice in Baltimore, as well as much more! We work closely with local nonprofits to create service projects to empower both the communities we serve, as well as the volunteers who work with us. We establish connections between young adults through both educational and social programming. Repair the World and JVC strongly believe that service is a key pillar of Jewish life – if you are interested in making it a part of your life, check out our upcoming events or contact us!
Volunteering at the 6th Branch: Join us at the Oliver Farm on Sunday, March 19, from 10am-1pm to weed, turn, and prep the soil and the farm as a whole for spring planting! The Oliver community is a notorious food swamp – an area full of corner stores and fast food restaurants offering unhealthy food options. 6th Branch’s Oliver Farm was founded in 2013 to offer fresh, healthy produce to the community members. Register here to RSVP, and be sure to fill out 6th Branch’s Waiver.
Young Adults Do Good Deeds Day – Inner Harbor Clean-Up: On Good Deed’s Day this year, April 2nd, 10am-1pm, we’ll be volunteering with the Healthy Harbor Initiative at the Baltimore Marine Center, cleaning oyster cages, taking water quality samples, and learning about the programs in place to make the Baltimore harbor swimmable and fishable by 2020, as well as visiting Professor Trash Wheel! In partnership with IMPACT, Charm City Tribe, Moishe House, Chai Life, BAYITT, and the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity at UMB. Limit 50 volunteers. Register HERE.
Young Adult VolunTeams: Check out our ongoing volunteer opportunities with groups of other young adult volunteers! See “Moveable Feast VolunTeam” and “Kids Safe Zone VolunTeam” for more information and dates. Interested in starting a VolunTeam? Let us know! (See contact information below).
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Diana was born and raised in Baltimore and has been involved in the Jewish community since a young age. She has had a love for volunteering and service due largely to the volunteer opportunities she took part in as a child in Baltimore. She recently graduated from Towson University with BA degrees in International Studies and Acting. At Towson she was extremely active in the university’s chapter of Students Helping Honduras, as well as in the university’s Honors College, serving as a Student Director and founding the Kiva Initiative of Towson. While at Towson she studied abroad in Costa Rica at the International Center for Development Studies, on the Human Rights and Development track, followed by working at a microfinance corporation in Ecuador for a month. Through these experiences she became passionate about pursuing tzedek (justice) for all people, and serving in the most ethical and sustainable ways possible. She is excited to instill a love of Judaism and service in the Baltimore communities she will serve with Repair the World!
Josh Sherman is a native of Baltimore and has a lifelong commitment to the city. After graduating from Baltimore City College High School he enrolled at Kenyon College where he completed his studies with a BA in Religious Studies and a concentration in Islamic Civilizations and Culture. After graduating, Josh spent 10 months on a MASA program in Israel. On the program, Tikkun Olam Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Josh taught English to students of both Jewish-Israeli and Arab-Israeli backgrounds. As well as spending time in Israel, Josh has a strong commitment to interfaith dialogue and pluralism as shown by his internships with the Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies as well as his participation in the Muslim Jewish Conference. In his free time you can find Josh hanging out at parks, eating his way through Baltimore, or at concerts of all varieties.