Jewish Teen Social Service Opportunities

CC Diller Teen Fellows

The Diller Teen Fellows is a 15-month pluralistic, national, youth leadership fellowship currently available in 16 North America and Israel communities. Twenty Boston area teens - the JCC Diller Teen Fellows - are selected yearly based on their leadership aptitude, commitment to Jewish learning, interest in exploring their connection to Israel, and passion for serving their community. Fellows participate in monthly Sunday workshops, three weekend retreats, a 10-day peer-peer exchange hosting the Haifa Diller Teen Fellows in Boston, and a three-week trip to Israel in the summer. Applications are accepted in the spring. Fellows must be high school sophomores or juniors. Teens from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. For more information, go here.

The Fellowship year runs from September to December of the following year. The cohort is announced in June each year.

Teen volunteer 3American Jewish Society for Service

American Jewish Society for Service (AJSS) is the premiere service-learning organization for Jewish high school students. Their flagship Summer of Service programs empower volunteers to put their Jewish values into action. In the 60+ years since their founding, AJSS programs have served over 150 communities in 48 states. For more information, go here.

Social Action

Family Promise

Or Atid joins next door neighbor Peace Lutheran Church to host homeless families for two consecutive weeks, twice a year. This Fall, families will be hosted at the Church from Oct. 21 to Nov. 4. There are many opportunities to volunteer. Contact Cindy Fenichel or Barbara Boykin for more info.

Community Cooks!

Upcoming dates: Dec. 2 :  Help cook and deliver a meal for Bristol Lodge Women's Shelter, Waltham. 

Patient Navigator Service

With JFS of Metrowest, this free service helps Jewish and other frail older adults living in Metrowest get to and navigate their medical appointments. 

Bristol Lodge

Upcoming dates: Dec. 2: Help set up, clean up and serve a meal to homeless people at this Waltham soup kitchen. Great opportunity for children ages 8 and up and adults. Choose a Sunday.

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Adult Education

In Judaism, learning is a life-long process, and each stage brings special blessings and insights. Or Atid offers a wide variety of courses for adults where we explore our rich heritage in a literary and historical way. 

The Supreme Court & Jewish Life in America:
Oct. 15, 22 & 29, 7:30-9:30pm
Led by Yoni Kadden from Gann Academy. We'll explore 3 US Supreme Court cases critical to Jewish practice and American constitutional law.

Bad-ss Broads of the Bible:
10-session course, starting Oct. 16, 10am-noon
Metrowest Jewish Women's Study Group will explore audacious female characters in the Hebrew Bible.

Why Pray? Finding Meaning in Jewish Prayer:
6-session course starting Nov. 8, 7:30-8:45pm
Led by Rabbi Polisson, come and discover the meaning and power of Jewish prayer!
 

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