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Repair the World-racial justice on MLK Weekend

 

NEW YORK-Repair the World, the only organization devoted exclusively to engaging young Jewish adults as volunteers, has launched a special national campaign, Act for Racial Justice on MLK Weekend. Combining two pillars of Repair's engagement strategy, Act for Racial Justice offers the opportunity to host a Turn The Tables Shabbat Dinner on Jan. 15th (turn-the-tables.org)-resources will help facilitate substantive questions and dialogue-followed by numerous volunteer opportunities throughout the weekend addressing racial injustice.

"Around the country, thousands of young Jewish adults will mobilize on MLK Weekend to address the serious gaps that still exist in this country because of race," says David Eisner, CEO of Repair the World. "Jewish teachings and values drive many to engage and help others. Repair is committed to offering paths to meaningful social action based on these rich traditions."

Act for Racial Justice includes national partners like Moishe House, URJ, and BBYO. Young adults interested in hosting a Shabbat Dinner, finding Act for Racial Justice volunteer opportunities, or becoming Repair the World Movement Leaders-the individuals who create volunteer projects-can learn more here. Repair the World also is facilitating a series of online conversations in which Jewish leaders will interview Civil Rights activists of today. Follow these interviews on Repair the World's website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages with hashtag #AmplifyVoices.

"As a Jewish social justice organization, we know that meaningful social justice dialogue that leads to action on the ground is a powerful combination for change," Eisner adds.

In addition to MLK Weekend, Repair the World coordinates major service initiatives around the High Holidays, along with year-round efforts and its flagship program, Repair the World Communities.

For more information, visit werepair.org.

 

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