Life is Better with Ice Cream: Scooping it Forward from Little to Big 

By Isaac Silberberg I’m Isaac Silberberg, and today I want to encourage you to sign up as a Big during April, which is National Volunteer Month. I’ve been lucky to experience the transformative power of mentorship through the Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters (JBBBS) program as both a mentee and a mentor. A bit about…

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30 Years of Commitment, Impact and Meaning

By Jeffrey Savit 30 is a terrifically significant number for me. You see, my mother was 30 years old when she gave birth to me. I met my wife Lori when I was 30 years old. My brother Michael and I created a leukemia research foundation in memory of our beloved father almost 30 years…

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Wearing Two Hats: JBBBS Volunteer and Staff Member

Zachary Malenfant On my first day working at Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters, I quickly realized that this was going to be different from any company I had worked for before. Right away, I could feel the pride from my new coworkers regarding the impact we were having in the community. The world of non-profit…

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The Joy of Mentoring in the JBBBS College Mentoring Program

by Janet Altman Mentoring students through the JBBBS college mentoring program brings me much joy. This program provides a rewarding mentoring experience with economically disadvantaged first-generation students who aspire to attend and complete college. I am invigorated by the fortitude of my two student matches. My goal as a mentor is to build a trusting…

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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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An Almost 30 Year F2F Match with Dan the Man from Ashland

By Dean Cohen  I have been a JBBBS volunteer for 37 years starting in 1986 in Los Angeles. I have had three matches, my latest and longest match has been with Dan as part of the Friend 2 Friend program for the past 28 years.  After Dan and I first met with our social worker,…

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A Magical Experience

by Paul Crocetti I can’t believe I’ve been volunteering in the MAGIC (Monthly Activity Group In the Community) program for seven years. It doesn’t feel like that long ago that I met my match, Scott, at the Cambridge Side Galleria as we waited to depart on a boat ride on the Charles River. I have…

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Having Fun and Giving Back in the MAGIC Program

by Adam Feinstein In May 2019, my fiancé (now wife) signed us up to volunteer at an event, Yom Sport. Yom Sport is an annual event that provides athletes with disabilities in the Greater Boston area an opportunity to come together and participate in a variety of team sporting events. During Yom Sport, Tania Gray,…

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