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Friend 2 Friend Friday: The meaning of friendship.

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March 17th, 2017

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

My Little Story: Big traditions.

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jbbbs
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December 26th, 2016

Ordinarily, Big Brothers and Sisters commit at least a year to their “Littles.” Not so for Harris Lansky, who’s still in touch with his not-so-Little Brother, Bob Lavenberg, 47 years later. Also not so for one-time Little Brother-turned-Big Brother, Bob Lavenberg, who was matched to his own “Little,” David Coven, over three-and-a-half decades ago. “When I first

My Little Story: She always asks about Candy.

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jbbbs
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August 5th, 2016

Did you catch the last installment in our ongoing “My Little Story” series? No? Read this first. And then meet Cookie! She’s Deirdre’s one-time match in Friend 2 Friend. And she had this to say about the impact of that match and continued long-distance friendship with Deirdre. *** I talked to Deidre last night. I

My Little Story: Our friendship inspired me.

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jbbbs
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July 22nd, 2016

We call it “My Little Story,” but there’s nothing “little” about it. Friendship is big – and it’s a big deal. Plus, for many of our matches, it’s long-lasting.  Take Deirdre and Cookie, for example.  In this edition of “My Little Story,” alumni Friend 2 Friend volunteer, Deirdre, dishes about her match to Cookie.  ***

My (OUR!) Little Story: Fifteen years later.

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July 18th, 2016

Big Sister, Elysha Rice and her “Little,” Julie, were matched for five years – nearly 15 years ago! In the time since, Elysha moved out of state and started a family. Julie graduated and forged ahead with her career. But when Elysha returned to Boston for vacation this summer, the two made time for lunch