COVID-19 Update

As of 7/9/2020, matches in both programs are now able to meet in person, outside, following the state guidelines on wearing masks, hand washing, and social distancing. Both parties in the match need to be comfortable meeting, taking the safety of those each person’s respective households.  If you have any questions, please contact your Clinical Match Specialist.


JBBBS transforms the lives of children, adults with disabilities and their families through the power of one-to-one relationships. Get involved with us today!

JBBBS News and Updates

Rodman Ride Banner 2020 on Black Background
Join Team JBBBS in the Virtual Rodman Ride for Kids

The Rodman Ride for Kids is going virtual and JBBBS is thrilled to get even more people involved. Our goal is to recruit 100 participants for our 100th anniversary. 

Register Today!

This year you can Choose Your Own Adventure!
Walk, ride, hike, swim or even plan a small social gathering - the opportunities are endless. Not only are you setting personal fitness goals, but you are raising much need funds for the JBBBS mission.


High Holidays Message From Our CEO

September 17, 2020

The sacred Jewish High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are soon upon us. As I reflect upon this long, crazy past year, I still happily marvel at all that has transpired at JBBBS since last fall.  We began the year with great plans for a spectacular 100th anniversary celebration. And, while the Gala did not…

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Volunteer Shout Out: A Message from our CEO

July 9, 2020

Rarely has mentorship, friendship and connection been more essential than it is today, especially for those individuals who need it most. And happily, we at Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston provide such mentorship to the children of our community through our Children’s and LGBTQ+ initiatives, and friendship to our adults with disabilities in…

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An Update on JBBBS’ Summer Programs

June 24, 2020

Yes, the weather is simply summer-like, and the Atlantic Ocean beckons, but life remains so decidedly choppy.

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JBBBS stands with the Black community in mourning the deaths of George Floyd: An Message From Our CEO

June 5, 2020

The senseless death of George Floyd, and the violence that has erupted during these last couple of weeks, have only compounded our ongoing, national tragedy. I am horrified and sickened. As a Jewish, white male, I could not authentically speak from the perspective of a member of the Black community or from that of a…

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Video Message from Jeffrey Savit: Connecting during COVID-19

April 24, 2020

Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston President and CEO, Jeffrey Savit, provides an update on what JBBBS is doing to support our Littles, Friends, families, volunteers and staff throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. In this video you will hear about: How JBBBS is leveraging its 100 years of experience in combating social isolation…

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Want a rewarding, meaningful volunteer experience unlike any other? Give the invaluable gift of your mentorship or friendship today.

Do you know an adult with mild to moderate disabilities who might be interested in our Friend 2 Friend program? Sign up today!

Would your child benefit from having an adult mentor in their life? Sign up today!

We celebrated our 100th in style, live on Facebook.  If you weren't able to join us, check it out here.

Friend 2 Friend (F2F) provides adults with mild to moderate disabilities the opportunity to make new friends, socialize, stay active and be connected to the community. F2F programs support one-to-one friendships for qualifying adults.

JBBBS’ comprehensive mentoring program pairs children aged 6-18 with Bigs who provide role-modeling, encouragement, and friendship. JBBBS supports clients and their whole families by providing financial support, coaching and referrals to other social services agencies.


Connections: Children & Teens to Adult Mentors


Connections: Adults with Disabilities to New Friends


Scholarships: Camp & College youth served