Archive for December, 2015

Friend 2 Friend Friday: Meet Ralph!

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December 28th, 2015

This year, make a resolution to make a difference. Here at JBBBS, over two dozen children are awaiting Big Brother/Big Sister matches in our Children’s Program. Additionally, participants in our track for adults with disabilities are waiting, too – over 50 of them throughout our service area. On “Friend 2 Friend Friday,” we highlight this need. We share the story of one

MAGIC match on parallel Jewish journeys.

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December 23rd, 2015

Now over seven years ago, it was the Jewish experience – a JBBBS-sponsored Community Model Seder – that brought together board member and current Friend 2 Friend Advisory Committee Co-Chair, Elyse Marsh, and Friend 2 Friend participant, Allison. Allison’s long-time match ended a few months prior and she was eager to be introduced to a

Remembering Cheri Lieberman.

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December 23rd, 2015

Friends – Cheri Lieberman – our great friend, trusted advisor, and a mentor to many – passed away in early December. (Her obituary follows.) A unique person with special gifts and an extraordinary skill set, she was involved with our organization for nearly 30 years as a parent and a Board and Executive Committee member. She was

Kids in Queue: Meet Chloe!

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December 8th, 2015

When making matches, our Programs team takes into account the personalities, interests, geography and availability of the children and volunteers on our roster. This is why it’s so important that we see not only big numbers of prospective volunteers but also a robust pipeline of those who are extroverted, introverted, into crafting or sports or

Hanukkah party a Friend 2 Friend tradition.

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December 4th, 2015

For many of JBBBS’ Friend 2 Friend participants and volunteers, the annual Hanukkah party is a much-anticipated event. It brings together Jewish and non-Jewish clients from both Friend 2 Friend’s Community and MAGIC programs, their volunteers, board members and JBBBS staff for a night of noshing, dancing and a popular gift exchange. But it’s the company that