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.
JBBBS is among the organizational sponsors of the Ruderman Inclusion Summit, which brings together community stakeholders to foster strategic advocacy, peer-to-peer learning, sharing of best practices and networking. The Summit will feature internationally-recognized leaders in the field of disabilities, speaking and engaging with attendees on critical issues of education, housing, employment, community and religious life.
By: Hannah Fried-Tanzer, Intern: Emerging Jewish Leaders Program JBBBS volunteers tout the way mentoring-friendships make them feel good. But it’s more than a feeling. It turns out that eating your fruits and vegetables is not the only path to a healthier you. Volunteering is proven to improve physical and mental health and professional lives, too.
1) It’s Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters. It’s not for me. I’m Christian [or Buddhist or Baha’i or Muslim or…]. Inclusion is a hallmark of progressive Jewish institutions. Sure, we have deep roots in the local Jewish community and strong, proud ties to it to the present day, but there is no requirement that one