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Wider Community

The Greater Boston Jewish Coalition for Literacy (GBJCL) mobilizes the Jewish community to help elementary school children discover the joy of reading by building meaningful relationships with a caring adult. 

Through partnerships with synagogues, Jewish community organizations, day schools, and businesses, GBJCL engages volunteers in school-based one-to-one reading tutoring, book drives, and advocacy efforts in high-needs schools. 

Participants include “empty nesters,” working professionals, at-home parents, retirees, and teens. Volunteers come from all backgrounds and do not need professional training in education nor are they required to be Jewish. 

For more information, contact Laura Rosenspan LRQuilts@aol.com

Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma
The Holocaust and Its Psychological Impact on Subsequent Generations
Sunday, April 3rd, 7-8:30pm on Zoom.

Download more info here

JF&CS Programs
Support for Mental Health and Wellness: JF&CS is committed to helping individuals and families build a strong foundation of resilience and well-being across the lifespan. JF&CS Mental Health Support is here for your congregants, in many different capacities.
 
Combatting isolation: 
Tuesdays at JF&CS fosters well-being, connection, and community for older adults through therapeutic music and arts via Zoom.
 
Supporting Holocaust survivors: 
Cafe Hakalah is a monthly social and cultural program for Holocaust survivors now offered via Zoom. Holocaust survivors are invited to join us for musical performances, discussions, and camaraderie.
 
Support for people with dementia: The monthly 
JF&CS Memory Cafe is a welcoming place for individuals and families living with changes in their memory or thinking.
 
Managing lifecare: Providing support through the aging process is complicated.   
Your Elder Experts is a team of caring professionals at JF&CS who guide older adults and their families through the complexities and challenges of aging well.

Lauren and Mark Rubin Visiting Moms
Family Table
Family Table Sunday Distribution Schedule

Schechter Boston
Summer Program for 3-4 Year Olds
Registration is now open for Schechter's summer program, open to children ages three and four (or starting at 15 months for families continuing in the fall). Children will dive into weekly themes through games and activities in English and Hebrew, splash through our sprinklers to cool off from the sun and explore the earth in our hands-on, nature-based programming. 
Learn more

Schedule Your Schechter Boston Tour
We invite you to visit Schechter to see what makes us Boston's engaging, dynamic, happy, inspiring, thoughtful and elevating Jewish day school! We are now accepting applications for ages 15 months through Grade 8. To schedule your tour or learn more about our program, please 
check out our website

Affording Schechter Boston
Schechter is committed to providing tuition assistance to help make a Schechter education affordable to families. We offer three robust financial aid programs including Presenting Schechter, which is designed for families who are new to Jewish day school. Eligible families can now qualify for $10,000 off of tuition in kindergarten through 2nd grade. Families can access this grant for one, two or three years depending on the starting grade. For more information, please check out our website

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