Launching our Littles into Young Adulthood – JBBBS’ New College Mentoring Program

This new program will seek to improve the college experience and graduation outcomes of previously underserved populations through mentorship. By building on our foundation of creating meaningful, one-to-one relationships, JBBBS will provide qualifying students with the practical and social-emotional support of mentors who will act as guides and personal champions as they navigate the path to college.

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Top 5 Favorite Days of the Year

By Marc Rosenblum  My life changed forever when my good friend asked me to attend Jewish Big Brother Big Sister’s Yom Sport event which provides adults with disabilities throughout Greater Boston with an opportunity to come together and participate in a variety of sporting events.   When she asked me to attend many years ago, I…

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Life is Better with Ice Cream: Scooping it Forward from Little to Big 

By Isaac Silberberg I’m Isaac Silberberg, and today I want to encourage you to sign up as a Big during April, which is National Volunteer Month. I’ve been lucky to experience the transformative power of mentorship through the Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters (JBBBS) program as both a mentee and a mentor. A bit about…

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30 Years of Commitment, Impact and Meaning

By Jeffrey Savit 30 is a terrifically significant number for me. You see, my mother was 30 years old when she gave birth to me. I met my wife Lori when I was 30 years old. My brother Michael and I created a leukemia research foundation in memory of our beloved father almost 30 years…

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Wearing Two Hats: JBBBS Volunteer and Staff Member

Zachary Malenfant On my first day working at Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters, I quickly realized that this was going to be different from any company I had worked for before. Right away, I could feel the pride from my new coworkers regarding the impact we were having in the community. The world of non-profit…

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The Joy of Mentoring in the JBBBS College Mentoring Program

by Janet Altman Mentoring students through the JBBBS college mentoring program brings me much joy. This program provides a rewarding mentoring experience with economically disadvantaged first-generation students who aspire to attend and complete college. I am invigorated by the fortitude of my two student matches. My goal as a mentor is to build a trusting…

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Big Brunch Honoree Christine Ngigi

JBBBS is thrilled to honor four incredible JBBBS volunteers with the Chaverut Award at this year’s Big Brunch on November 19. These four volunteers truly exemplify the word chaverut which is Hebrew for friendship. Christine Ngigi is one of this year’s honorees and we had the pleasure to recently ask her a few questions about…

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Big Brunch Honoree Ann Trehub

JBBBS is thrilled to honor four incredible JBBBS volunteers with the Chaverut Award at this year’s Big Brunch on November 19. These four volunteers truly exemplify the word chaverut which is Hebrew for friendship. Ann Trehub is one of this year’s honorees and we had the pleasure to recently ask her a few questions about…

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Big Brunch Honoree Marty Packer

JBBBS is thrilled to honor four incredible JBBBS volunteers with the Chaverut Award at this year’s Big Brunch on November 19. These four volunteers truly exemplify the word chaverut which is Hebrew for friendship. Marty Packer is one of this year’s honorees and we had the pleasure to recently ask him a few questions about…

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Big Brunch Honoree David O’Neil

JBBBS is thrilled to honor four incredible JBBBS volunteers with the Chaverut Award at this year’s Big Brunch on November 19. These four volunteers truly exemplify the word chaverut which is Hebrew for friendship. David O’Neil is one of this year’s honorees and we had the pleasure to recently ask him a few questions about…

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An Artful Adventure at Fruitlands

By Diana Rock My Little Sister, Leah, and I love making the most out of summer. Summer, to us, is about fun and laughter. Summer means endless possibilities and adventures. It’s about making memories and taking advantage of what life has to offer. And without a doubt that is what Leah and I have done.…

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