Over the last year, JCC Harlem, Repair the World: Harlem, and many of our faith- and community-based partners have gathered to engage in important conversations about how to honor the extraordinary legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through our work - not just one day a year, but as a moral and ethical framework for our organizational missions and visions.

We are so lucky to have the exceptional guidance and facilitation of Ruth Messinger, former Manhattan Borough President and CEO of the American Jewish World Service, and current Social Justice Activist in Residence at the Joseph Stern Center for Social Responsibility at the JCC, who has pushed us to deepen our understanding of Dr. King’s specific calls to action and consider how they resonate with our own most cherished values and mandates.

While these conversations are far from over, they have already closely instructed our approach to MLK Weekend 2019 and our ongoing efforts to honor Dr. King’s legacy throughout the year. In particular: we centralize the importance of learning as a foundation for engaging in thoughtful service, and advocacy as an essential partner to all service - towards change that is rooted in real, systemic impact.

Click here for upcoming opportunities to serve with our partners at Repair the World

JCC Harlem and Repair the World: Harlem thank all of our partners in this work:

JCC Manhattan Stern Center for Social Responsibility

JCC Manhattan’s ENGAGE: Jewish Service Corps

East Harlem Tutorial Program

Harlem Grown

West Harlem Community Kitchen & Pantry

Police Athletic League of Harlem

Mandala Cafe

Jewish Community Relations Council


NYC Commission on Human Rights


Would you like to join our Roundtable? Email Liza at liza.freed@werepair.org

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