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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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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Generous philanthropy inspired by 70 years of friendship

By Julie Levinson In 1932, Harold Price was just 10 years old when his father passed away, leaving behind his mother and two younger sisters.  Soon after, it was suggested to his mother that she find a father figure for Harold. JBBBS matched Harold with Joe Wolbarsht and that relationship would continue for the next 70…

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An autistic connection: a friendship fueled by shared experiences

by Shea Belsky When I first reached out to JBBBS in April 2019, I had a clear idea of who I’d be a great Big for. I’m Shea Belsky, an autistic 25-year-old who has been through the public school system. I had an IEP, physical therapy, speech therapy, a psychologist, a one-on-one aide and much…

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On Hope and Looking Forward

by Parent of Little (Anonymous) As a parent of a transgender daughter, it is hard to fully express my gratitude for JBBBS’ LGBTQ+ mentoring program. I do so little, yet my child benefits so much. Over time, I’ve found my role in the program to be one of trust, support, and space, which I think…

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Reflection on Pride

by Tania Gutman Gray A child of Holocaust survivors with a background in civil rights law, I have lived long enough to know that life has its twists and turns. Both experiences inspired me to be a voice for championing equality, freedom, human dignity, and for all. I have always seen myself as an ally…

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Why I Volunteer

by Camden H. Mamigonian My volunteering journey started in earnest at my first employer when I heard about an informal organization within the company that developed events in local schools to expose students to STEM. It sounded like an incredible group to be a part of, and a fun and worthy cause to support, so…

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