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A Day of Sports for Adults with Disabilities

Yom Sport is back! Join us for our 25th annual Yom Sport event on Sunday, September 12, 2021.


About Yom Sport

Yom Sport 2021 is Sunday, September 12th, from 10:30-2pm at the Solomon Schechter Day School, 125 Wells Ave, Newton. Check back soon for more information.

Yom Sport is BACK for Fall 2021! Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters and Combined Jewish Philanthropies are thrilled to invite athletes and volunteers back in person for the 25th Annual Yom Sport. Yom Sport provides Athletes with disabilities throughout the Greater Boston community an opportunity to come together and participate in a variety of sporting events. Volunteers serve as team and event leaders, coordinate refreshment and photo stations, and help make the day run smoothly.

Yom Sport serves many purposes for the local community, including the opportunity to make new friends, raise awareness, recognize similarities among people with different abilities, and gain a new perspective on one’s own life. Most importantly, we have a lot of fun!

JBBBS and all other event organizers are closely monitoring the evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic. We anticipate being able to provide a safe, fun, in-person outdoor event for Yom Sport 2021! Any necessary COVID-19 related requirements will be publicized closer to the event date.


9:30 am
Volunteers Arrive (Please be prompt!)

10:30 am
Athlete Registration

11:15 am
Opening Ceremony

11:30 – 1:00 pm

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Closing Ceremony / Lunch

The day’s events will conclude at 2:00 pm


Our Athletes

Our goal is to offer people with disabilities a day of excitement and physical activity, a sense of reward and accomplishment, and the chance to form friendships with people with and without disabilities. It is also a way for our community to reach out to unaffiliated adults with disabilities who live in residential programs; to connect them with our community; and to make it possible – and interesting – for them to participate in the other activities, programs and services that our community offers.


Yom Sport is all about having fun, making new friends, gaining a sense of pride, and performing acts of loving kindness. Many of our volunteers (and athletes) love it so much they come back year after year. Yom Sport is a great way to get involved and help build a strong, caring community.

Volunteers provide invaluable assistance throughout the day by leading teams as captains, awarding medals, helping teams prepare for events, providing one-to-one assistance, and a variety of tasks that help make the day run smoothly. Check back soon for information about signing up to volunteer for Yom Sport 2021!

Volunteer Roles

Each year, Combined Jewish Philanthropies & Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters come together to plan Yom Sport. Volunteers, age 21+, of all backgrounds are welcome to join us. Learn about the different volunteer roles below.

There’s a role for everyone at Yom Sport. Each volunteer role is essential to creating an inclusive environment and making sure the day runs smoothly.

  • Team Captain

    Help team create team name, flag, and team cheer. Keep team together/ monitors whereabouts. Bring assigned team through the rotation of events. Keep track of team results and hand out medals. Cheer on the team!

  • Event Leader

    Explain the event and rules. Organize event and teams coming through the event. Hold onto the medals until it is time for the Team Captains to hand them out. Help organize equipment for event. Give encouragement to the athletes.

  • Refreshments

    Water and snack distribution. Walk around and provide (as needed) to teams. Assist with lunch buffet.

  • Photo Station

    Assist with station set-up, print out pictures, put in frames, sort in team piles. Distribute photo frames as needed at end of event.

Executive Committee

Our dedicated executive committee is made up of volunteers who plan and participate in the event, and have been involved for many years.

Yom sport committee 2019

Lauren Korn, JBBBS

Jeremy Sutherland, JBBBS

Rachel Zylberfink, CJP

Howie Hecht

Alissa Brill

Jeremy Brick

David Shumsky


Dan Greenblatt

Marc Rosenblum

Lauren Mandell

Elliot Herman

Brian Coonley

Angela Waring

Yom Sport is funded by a CJP allocation, Jewish agency contributions, and gifts from friends, neighbors, individuals and other organizations. Donations of any amount are welcomed and appreciated! On behalf of our executive board, volunteers and athletes, thank you.

To support Yom Sport, please make a donation to Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters. Or, if you or your organization are interested in becoming a sponsor for Yom Sport 2021, please reach out to Lauren Korn at lauren@jbbbs.org!

Sponsors & Donors

Sponsors receive recognition on our website, printed materials and on the back of our shirts!