Are you in your 20’s or 30’s and 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 hands on volunteering and learning about social justice issues. We work closely with local nonprofits to create service and educational projects to empower both the communities we serve, as well as the volunteers who work with us. 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!
Purim Party Extravaganza: Get ready to party like a rockstar on Thursday, March 14 from 6-9pm at the Park Heights JCC with Repair The World Baltimore, Jewish Community Services, and the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Baltimore and the clients they serve who have disabilities. This Purim Party Extravaganza will be an inclusive celebration where all are welcome to celebrate the holiday! Pizza provided. Register today!
Hamentashen & Roses: A Radical Purim Party: Come out on Saturday, March 23rd from 7pm-midnight at Peabody Heights Brewing to agitate, educate, organize, and most importantly, party with Hinenu. There will be a raucous Purim shpiel (a farcical and absurdist retelling of the story of Esther), klezmer dancing, and DJ sets. Come in costume and ready to participate in a microservice project on-site! Get your tickets here.
Clothing Swap: Did you know that on average, only 20% of clothes are worn on a regular basis? Bring your unwanted clothing items to Repair’s Clothing Swap on Thursday, March 28th from 6:30-8:30pm at the Repair Workshop to refresh your wardrobe and recycle clothes that you no longer want! Click here to RSVP.
Good Deeds Day with Repair: Get your scrubbers ready, Repair is returning to volunteer with the Healthy Harbor Initiative for a third year! This Good Deeds Day we’ll be cleaning, repairing, and building oyster cages; picking up trash along the shoreline; doing water testing and oyster measuring; and assembling data collection kits. The fun goes down at the Downtown Sailing Center from 10am-1pm. Register today!
Young Adult VolunTeams: Check out our ongoing volunteer opportunities with groups of other young adult volunteers! 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.