Posts Tagged ‘Repair the World’

logo for Repair the World's #MySukkahStandsFor digital campaign

#MySukkahStandsFor Digital Campaign

Repair the World Launches Digital Campaign #MySukkahStandsFor As Platform for Virtual Dwellings on the Urgent Issues Young Jews Care About Innovative and Interactive Website Opens the Walls of Sukkahs to Create a Digital Place of Welcoming Repair the World, the largest Jewish service organization in the country, today announced the launch of weRepair.org/Sukkot, a platform…

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“Hallel” by Abre Ettah, New Malden, Britain, UK: This sukkah brings together the historic elements of Sukkot — light, water and festive celebration. Part of Sukkah x Detroit

Sukkah x Detroit

Downtown Synagogue’s design competition to bring Sukkot alive at Capitol Park. A sukkah can be a humble thing, a hut made of plywood two-by-fours and nails with a roof of evergreen branches. It can be chateau-like in miniature, with chandeliers, carpets and windows. Or it can be egg-shaped and covered in petal-shaped shingles. However plain,…

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Sarah Allyn volunteers at Eden Gardens. Repair the world's new executive director

Leading By Example

Repair the World’s new executive director reflects on her inaugural year. You might find her jogging through Detroit’s Woodbridge neighborhood or working in a greenhouse or helping to bury old prayer books in a sacred space for Jewish texts. But you’ll most likely find Sarah Allyn, 30, of Detroit at Repair the World’s cool headquarters…

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Sukkah x Detroit

IADS Contest

Sukkah x Detroit receives grant. The Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the William Davidson Foundation for Sukkah x Detroit. Throughout the last week of September, as part of Detroit’s Month of Design, Sukkah x Detroit will celebrate the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot in Detroit’s Capitol Park with a…

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Larry Bacow/courtesy Harvard University

Scholar and Mentsh

Kim Lifton Special to the Jewish News Son of Detroit Jewish immigrants will bring a vibrant voice to Harvard as its next president. The official residence of Harvard University’s president has had a rich history of owners and tenants since its construction in 1767, including the father of gerrymandering, an owner of plantations in Antigua,…

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Hurricane Harvey

Essay: Reflections On #ActNowHouston

I got involved with Repair the World through the PeerCorps program when I was only a sophomore in high school. Since then, I’ve volunteered dozens of times with RTW and have worked hard to help bridge the gap between the city and the suburbs. The work was always very hard. Whether we were building an…

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ELI Talks In Detroit!

Two local lecturers to be featured. ELI Talks are coming to Detroit! The program, which produces videotaped lectures on diverse Jewish topics and makes them available to a broad audience online, will be at Repair the World in Detroit’s Mexicantown district June 18, 19 and 20. Two Detroiters, Abi Taylor-Abt and Rabbi Dan Horwitz, are…

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Jewfro: Let’s Keep Repairing The World Together

Five years ago, my world and the world around me were in disrepair. Against a backdrop of crashing home values, fleeing talent, teetering automakers, racketeering officials and foreboding census figures, I failed at my legal practice. I had many euphemisms for this over the months and years that followed: honorable discharge, irreconcilable differences, escape from…

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Knocking Out Blight

Repair the World fellow Joel Millman of Detroit and director of Repair the World Detroit Ben Falik of Huntington Woods with Tommy Hearns What happens when a world champion teams up with Repair the World and volunteers from near and far? Together, they take one small, important step to repairing his corner of the world.…

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