1) It’s Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters. It’s not for me. I’m Christian [or Buddhist or Baha’i or Muslim or…]. Inclusion is a hallmark of progressive Jewish institutions. Sure, we have deep roots in the local Jewish community and strong, proud ties to it to the present day, but there is no requirement that one
Every month, we profile a member of the Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters’ community, highlighting what drew them here and what keeps them coming back for more. This National Mentoring Month, meet former Little Sister-turned-Children’s Program volunteer, Erin Doniger! What motivated you to become a Big Sister? First and foremost, my own experiences as a
My mentor, myself: How newspaper clippings, a movie about space camp and a lady I met in kindergarten made me.
My kindergarten teacher, Mrs. C., asked her students to draw a picture of something that made them happiest. In a sea of flowers and bunnies and fairy princesses and stick figures to resemble parents, I drew a rocket ship. I was going to be an astronaut. Was I sure, wondered Mrs. C. Was I really