Baked to Perfection – A Sweet Friendship

by McKenzie Kramer Do you have a favorite memory with your match? My favorite memory with Theresa was the time we visited the Yankee Candle Village for her birthday. Our mini-girls trip included a full day of activities: a leisurely drive, ice cream, browsing, and sniffing (seemingly) every single candle there! We even got to…

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How Choosing to Connect Has Made All the Difference

by Susan Yorks I don’t think I will ever forget a particular evening in the summer of 2018 when I attended a CJP event on the North Shore called Choose to Connect. One of my dearest friends introduced me to Tania Gray, the Director of Community Engagement and Outreach for Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters…

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One Year “Friendiversary”: 1 year down, looking forward to many more

by Christine Ngigi Christine and her Friend Millie recently celebrated their 1-year anniversary of being matched in JBBBS’ Friend 2 Friend program. Christine took some time to answer JBBBS’ questions in a recent interview. Do you have a favorite memory with your match? Apart from the day we first met in person, I must say…

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A Perfect Match

by Harris Wallack Back in 2020 I was approached by Tania Gray and asked if I wanted to volunteer as a Big. Tania is the Director of Community Engagement and Outreach for JBBBS, but also is the mother of a classmate of mine from high school. My initial reaction to this opportunity was hesitation. I…

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Meet Judy Shankman, JBBBS’ Incoming Board Chair

by Judy Shankman What excited you to take on this leadership role for JBBBS? I am excited to take on this role because I feel that I really understand and appreciate the value of the organization. I have been involved with JBBBS for almost 20 years and my excitement for the work we do has never…

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Just do it – Volunteering with JBBBS

By Yaniv Havusha When I first got notified by Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston (JBBBS) that my name had been given to them as a potential Big, I was nervous to say the least! Having grown up going to camp, the JCC and after school programs my whole life, I knew the…

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