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!
Day to Unite 2017: Trash Scavenger Hunt & Ravens Watch Party: Join community members across the city as we serve together for our first annual day of service of 2017-18! On Sunday, September 10th at 10am, Repair will partner with Friends of Patterson Park for a Trash Scavenger Hunt! Once we’ve cleaned up Patterson Park, we’ll watch the Baltimore Ravens clean up the Cincinnati Bengals in the first game of the season at a nearby location. Register today!!
Interfaith Blessing Bags with Baltimore Jewish Council: On Wednesday, September 13th, head out to The Church of the Redeemer on Charles Street from 5:30-7:30pm to make care packages for Marylanders who are experiencing homelessness. This event is free, and community members of all faiths, backgrounds, and ages are welcome; plus, dinner is provided! Email Noah Mitchel at email@example.com to RSVP.
Turn the Tables Shabbat: The Role of Love in Service: Turn the Tables Shabbat Dinners return this September, just in time for the High Holidays! Come to the Repair the World Baltimore workshop from 6-8:30pm on Friday, September 15th, for food, lively discussion, and a whole lot of fun. Registration is Open! If you are unable to pay the $5 registration fee, please contact us for assistance.
2nd Annual Reflect, Refresh, Renew at Real Food Farm: Come out to Civic Works’ Real Food Farm on September 24th from 9am-12pm for our second annual “Reflect, Refresh, Renew!” We will help weed and clean the farm in preparation for fall planting and do our version of Compost Tashlich. Register Here!
Young Adult VolunTeams: Check out our ongoing volunteer opportunities with groups of other young adult volunteers! See Moveable Feast VolunTeam, Kids Safe Zone VolunTeam, Green VolunTeam, and Downtown 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.