Repair The World

The JTA is reporting that several of the most active foundations funding into the Jewish world have come together to establish a new organization with the purpose of creating a new Jewish social service movement.

Developed under the non-profit structure of the dormant Jewish Coalition for Service, Jacob Berkman writes, “They (the funders) view service as another opportunity – like Jewish camp, day schools and Birthright Israel – for a life-altering Jewish immersion program for young Jews. The trick, they say, is teaching them that helping others is a Jewish value.

Repair the World also will help develop materials for Jewish participants in nonsectarian programs, such as Teach for America, and initiate an intensive marketing campaign to encourage young Jews to take part in service.”