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!
Canoe N’ Scoop: Canoe N’ Scoop is an opportunity to get up close and personal with the trash that pollutes that Baltimore harbor and do something about it! Grab a paddle and a trash bag and join us on the water in Middle Branch Park on Saturday, May 11th from 9am-12pm. Only 25 Spots Available – Sign Up Today!
Ring in Spring at Real Food Farm: Real Food Farm aims to improve neighborhood access to healthy food, protect the environment, and more. Join us on Sunday, May 19th from 9am-12pm at Real Food Farm’s Perlman Site to celebrate the spring season and assist Real Food Farm in achieving their mission! Sign up here.
Bringing Community Back Into Community Schools: How can we ensure that “community schools” are really serving the community? Ask the people who will be impacted! Join Repair Baltimore and Baltimoreans for Educational Equity (BEE) on Tuesday, May 21st from 7-8:30pm at the Miller’s Court Offices to discuss how community schools that offer wrap-around services (like food pantries, wellness workshops, and more) and become hubs for the entire community are the most effective. Free to attend – register here.
Volunteering with the Community Lot Team: Grab some gloves and lets get down to beautifying! Repair will be joining Civic Works’ Community Lot Team on Saturday, June 1st from 9am-12pm to transform a vacant lot in our community into a garden or green space for the whole city to enjoy. Location TBA. Sign up 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.