Global to Local Toolkit


Immersing yourself in a global community can inspire you to take action in your local one.

We created this DIY toolkit to help you do just that!

The Global to Local toolkit applies JDC’s best practices of global community engagement with our partners at Repair the World’s expertise in local service. The result is a step-by-step guide designed to bring global Jewish values to inform meaningful local volunteering.

If you have any questions or just want to talk things through, be in touch at

Looking for a way to contribute to your community and stay virtual? Check out some resources from our partners on The Thread for ways you can feel connected. With increased time at home, consider spending some of your time volunteering online! We’re constantly updating the “Volunteer” tab on The Thread with ways to stay involved virtually.

global perspective + jewish wisdom + local action = global to local

The toolkit is organized by Entwine’s three core values of kavanah (intentionality), arevut (guarantorship) and assiyah (commitment to action).

Seven actions will guide you through new ways of looking at your community and understanding your role in it. Each action is framed by Jewish wisdom from the traditional Jewish morning prayers. Just as these texts were designed traditionally to help prepare people to start their day, each component of this toolkit is designed to reintroduce you to your community.

By the time you complete all of the seven actions (or as many as you choose to do), we hope you’ll understand your community in new ways and will have the tools to plan and implement a local volunteering event!


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