JTA — Two Jewish houses for young adults dedicated to community service will be built during the fall in Chicago and Detroit as part of a partnership between Repair the World and Moishe House.
Repair the World is a New York-based operation that works to inspire American Jews and their communities to volunteer; Moishe House is an international organization focused on building community for Jews in their twenties.
There are 44 Moishe Houses in 13 different countries, engaging more than 53,000 young adults each year, according to the organization.
“We have been working with Repair the World for more than a year to strengthen our service-oriented program offerings at Moishe Houses around the globe,” said Moishe House’s CEO David Cygielman in a statement. “The opening of the Repair the World-Moishe House represents the next step in our partnership, cementing our commitment to providing high-quality Tikkun Olam opportunities to Jewish young adults.”
The houses will act as hubs for volunteer and service activity in each city as their residents engage local young people in addressing pressing social issues and humanitarian needs such as educational inequality, homelessness, poverty, hunger and domestic violence.
“In our work building a generation of young Jews committed to service, the Repair the World Moishe Houses will play a critical role in inspiring young adults to make a commitment to promoting service, giving residents and their peers an excellent opportunity to make a difference in their local communities,” said Repair the World’s CEO Jon Rosenberg in a statement. “We’re excited about this expanded partnership and its potential to see real impact on the ground.”