Today our need is greater than ever. More than 50 children and teens in our Big/Little programs, and roughly an equal number of adults with disabilities in our Friend 2 Friend program, are waiting on the right-fit match. You can volunteer just a few hours a month and make a HUGE difference in someone’s life.
Mark was looking for a new friend. A friend, period. It was the fall of 2013. At 50, Mark was confronting a string of personal and professional challenges, struggling to meet people and maintain a job while managing a disability. He turned to Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Friend 2 Friend program for support. Friend
Those of us in the Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters community – participants, volunteers, staff, board and other supporters – understand it’s a special place. Of course there’s mentoring. Of course there’s friendship. Also, though, there’s the plethora of ancillary services JBBBS provides to qualifying individuals and families. What we do here matters – often
Introducing “Mentoring Monday.” Now through the Rodman Ride this September, we’re sharing real stories (and real photos) from real volunteers and real participants in our programs. They cut right to the heart of how come mentoring-friendship matters, how come your contributions to our Ride team, which help to fund some of our important work, matters.
Friend 2 Friend caseworker, Laurie Caplan, recently shared a d’var Torah with her colleagues. Jewish or not, JBBBS staff found meaning in her reflection on friendship, so we couldn’t wait to share! Jewish literature and thought offer many insights into the nature of friendship, the rewards it offers, and the efforts one should make to