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Jewish Service Learning Initiative / Repair the World

In Fall 2007, the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, the Nathan Cummings Foundation and the Jim Joseph Foundation commissioned Informing Change to assess the landscape of Jewish service learning. The foundations wanted to better understand what service programs existed, and where their investments could have the greatest impact.

Informing Change responded with comprehensive field research and a related action plan. That plan resulted in the emergence of Repair the World, a new organization dedicated to building support of authentic, high-quality Jewish service learning for Jews of all stages of life. With Informing Change’s guidance, Repair the World granted $1.7 million to Jewish service learning programs in its first year alone.