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
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
Did you know that one of our very best volunteer recruitment strategies involves the good people we already know? That’s right, you: our alums, current volunteers and participants. You are our very best spokespeople! Not only do you know our programs so well, but also you understand firsthand how special they are! So we hope you’ll help
The best times I have had with friends have been when we have tried new things together, explored interesting places, or pushed each others’ limits. I love having a diverse group of friends who can challenge my views of the world and stretch the boundaries of my comfort zone. My dear friend, Julia, challenges me