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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An Almost 30 Year F2F Match with Dan the Man from Ashland

By Dean Cohen  I have been a JBBBS volunteer for 37 years starting in 1986 in Los Angeles. I have had three matches, my latest and longest match has been with Dan as part of the Friend 2 Friend program for the past 28 years.  After Dan and I first met with our social worker,…

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Ride for a Reason

by Josh Jick Participating in the Rodman Ride is always a blast.  I should know – I’ve done it eight times! My first connection to Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters (JBBBS) was when I was an undergrad at Brandeis University. A group of friends convinced me to volunteer at the Rodman Ride. Once I learned…

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A Supportive Mentorship During Formative Years

By Ky and Kelvin Ky and Kelvin were matched in the JBBBS LGBTQ+ program 4 years ago, when Ky was 11. Together, they have written this blog sharing their experience with JBBBS: Ky: When we met, it was like an instant connection. We both identify as being trans so talking about our journeys has always…

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From Agganis to Fenway: A Friendship to Cheer For

By Jillian Martin In May of 2016, I finished my Master of Social Work and started working full time. Hours once spent on writing papers and presenting on cases were now free. My friend, Sara, had invited me to a Young Professionals event hosted by Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters at Lucky Strike Fenway, and…

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