The Jewish organization Repair the World will work with the One America Movement to bring together people of different backgrounds through service projects.
Jewish not-for-profits are cutting back on pricey volunteering trips, but the new CEO of the organization charged with boosting these programs insists the field is still growing.
A just-released study on young Jews and volunteerism reveals that, although young Jews are committed to community service and volunteering, they tend not to associate that interest with their Jewish identities. This is the case despite the fact that commitment to volunteerism increases with a young Jew’s level of religious involvement. The study also found that most service work is locally based, and that Israel is not a focus for young Jews’ volunteer efforts.
JDub, a non-profit Jewish music label and event company that signed such musical acts as Matisyahu and Balkan Beat Box, has acquired Jewcy.com, a three-year-old site that hosts blogs and articles targeted at Jewish young adults. The Jewish Federation of Los Angeles is committed to funding Jewcy, and Repair the World — a new Jewish non-profit promoting service — will be a “strategic content partner” for Jewcy, according to a press release about the JDub acquisition.