Archive for the ‘Voice of a Participant’ Category

Mentoring Monday: Mark our words, friendship matters.

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jbbbs
on
August 21st, 2017

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

My Little Story: Big traditions.

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jbbbs
on
December 26th, 2016

Ordinarily, Big Brothers and Sisters commit at least a year to their “Littles.” Not so for Harris Lansky, who’s still in touch with his not-so-Little Brother, Bob Lavenberg, 47 years later. Also not so for one-time Little Brother-turned-Big Brother, Bob Lavenberg, who was matched to his own “Little,” David Coven, over three-and-a-half decades ago. “When I first

Friend 2 Friend Friday: Meet Larry!

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jbbbs
on
December 9th, 2016

It’s that time of year when so many of us reevaluate, recommit, resolve. At JBBBS, we resolve to continue to do our part to forge strong, sustainable matches. To that end, every Friday, we share stories from and of interest to our Friend 2 Friend participants, prospective and current volunteers, alums and families. *** At

My Little Story: She always asks about Candy.

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jbbbs
on
August 5th, 2016

Did you catch the last installment in our ongoing “My Little Story” series? No? Read this first. And then meet Cookie! She’s Deirdre’s one-time match in Friend 2 Friend. And she had this to say about the impact of that match and continued long-distance friendship with Deirdre. *** I talked to Deidre last night. I