Repair the World


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!


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 beautify the Har Sinai Cemetery (3241 Erdman Ave) by planting raised beds and doing general maintenance to transform it into a green space for the whole city to enjoy. Sign up today! 

B’nai Israel’s 8th Annual Yom Limmud: It is traditional on the holiday of Shavuot to stay up all night studying Torah – but in order to save our sleep schedules, B’nai Israel’s annual learning event happens during the day! Join us on Sunday, June 9th at B’nai Israel for services starting at 9:30am, followed by a luncheon and afternoon of learning beginning at 12:00pm. Come for some, or stay all day! Kosher lunch and dinner provided. 

IMPACT’s Summer Soiree: Enjoy a night out with an urban vibe, food, drinks and music as we honor the 2019 winners of The Associated’s four young leadership awards and a new People’s Choice Award on Thursday, June 13th at 6:30pm at the Accelerator Space. Get your tickets here.

Shavuot, Seeds, and Sundaes: Commemorate the holidays of Shavuot and Juneteenth on Wednesday, June 19th from 7:30-9:30pm at the Repair Baltimore workshop by learning about urban agriculture and its connection to community liberation while enjoying ice cream sundaes and packaging seeds for some of our urban farm partners. Register here.

Volunteering with The 6th Branch: It’s a summertime tradition for Baltimore Repair to volunteer with The 6th Branch! So grab a shovel and some friends, and join us on Saturday, July 13th from 9am-12pm at Ambrose Kennedy Park to keep the green space sparkling clean for the Johnston Square neighborhood. 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).

  • Moveable Feast VolunTeam: The Moveable Feast VolunTeam prepares and packages meals at Moveable Feast every other month on Sunday mornings from 9am-12pm. Upcoming dates: May 19, July 14, September 22, November 24 
  • Weinberg Housing and Resource Center VolunTeam: The Weinberg Housing and Resource Center VolunTeam serves meals at this emergency shelter for people experiencing homelessness every other month on a Sunday evening from 4:30-7pm. Upcoming dates: TBD 
  • Downtown VolunTeam: The Downtown VolunTeam visits Sarah’s Hope Mount Street, a unique emergency shelter that caters to families, to spend time with the resident kids, playing games, reading books, making crafts and more. The team meets every other month on a Sunday morning from 10am-12pm. Upcoming dates: April 14
  • Off the Couch VolunTeam: Get off the couch with this VolunTeam that hops around to different volunteer projects all around the city every other month, usually on a Saturday morning. This group likes to try a variety of things, so it’s always something new! Upcoming dates: April 10, June 15
  • Harambe Center VolunTeam: The Harambe Center VolunTeam (formerly the Kids Safe Zone) meets once a month on Wednesday evenings from 5-7pm, and does educational programming on-site, or takes the students from the Harambe Center on field trips to visit different locations around the city and learn about a variety of professions. Upcoming dates: April 10, May 21 


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diana goldsmithDiana Goldsmith, Repair the World Associate

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 shermanJosh Sherman, Repair the World Associate

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.