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!
Repair Goes to the Theatre: Exquisite Baltimore Performance: Join us on Thursday, November 8th at 7:30pm as we see a performance of The Oven Theatre Company‘s brand new play Exquisite Baltimore – a show that explores just what makes Charm City so charming. Tickets are only $5 for Repair attendees!
Packing Thanksgiving Bags with Living Classrooms: Each year hundreds of Baltimore families that are experiencing food insecurity are not able to properly celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. Come out on Saturday, November 17th from 10am-1pm at the UA House on Fayette to pack more than 425 Thanksgiving meal bags for low-income families. Register today!
Cocktails with a Conscience with Baltimoreans for Educational Equity: Join Repair and Baltimoreans for Educational Equity (BEE) on Tuesday, November 20th from 7-8:30pm at the Miller’s Court Offices for a socially conscious happy hour to discuss the lack of heat in Baltimore city schools. Pizza and drinks provided. Sign up to join here.
Charm City Tribe’s Chanukah BrewHaHa: Light up the night with Charm City Tribe and a crew of other organizations (including Repair!) as we celebrate the season of miracles with beer, food, 3D printed mezzuzzahs, and more, at the Union Collective on Tuesday, December 4th from 7-10pm. Tickets available here!
Charting the Course for Environmental Change in Maryland: Join your peers, learn from trusted environmental advocates, and plot your course for advocating in Maryland’s upcoming legislative session on Thursday, December 13th from 6-9pm at the Jewish Museum of Maryland. RSVP Here.
Mitzvah Day 2018: Mark your calendar and plan to join us December 24th and 25th for Mitzvah Day 2018!
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.