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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A Special Match

by Sophie Katzman Though it has been some 6+ years since the first meeting with my Little, I can still feel the excitement of our very first outing. I remember it took a few months to find me a match. At the time, I hadn’t been sure why the match process was so lengthy, but…

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Full Circle Moment – The Magic of Camp

by Lauren Korn Camp is magical. Camp is important. Camp is transformative. These are all taglines we have used at JBBBS over the years to promote our camp scholarship program – but I believe they are all true! Growing up in New York, during the school year I was an artsy intellectual kid. I spent…

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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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