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!
Serve Up Dinner with Dignity at Weinberg Housing and Resource Center: Repair the World returns to serve dinner at the Weinberg Housing and Resource Center on Sunday, February 26 from 4-7pm to the residents experiencing homelessness. We’ll learn how simple actions like serving a meal can provide one of the highest forms of tzedakah. Limit of 10 participants. Register HERE.
Volunteering at CHANA with Chai Life: Repair the World Baltimore and Chai Life (Baltimore Hebrew Congregation’s young adult group) are partnering once again for another amazing service project! On March 5, from 10am-1pm we’ll be doing some clean up and donation organization at CHANA, an organization that offers a Jewish community response to the needs of persons who experience abuse and other forms of interpersonal trauma by providing crisis intervention, education and consultation. Limit of 15 participants. Register HERE.
Mark Your Calendars for Good Deeds Day: Join Repair the World Baltimore as we volunteer alongside hundreds of other community members as part of our annual day of service on April 2, 2017. More information to come!
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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Repair the World Relaunches in Baltimore (Jewish Times)
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.