Summer 2020

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Opportunities in the Community

Tuesday Sandwich Makers

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The Tuesday Sandwich Makers is a project collaboration between the JCRC/TELEM and the Community Day Center in Waltham. CDCW is the only drop-in day program for homeless individuals in the Metrowest and until the pandemic, served a hot sit down lunch each weekday to their clients. But now they have adjusted to offering grab-and-go lunches.

That’s where you come in.

We are looking for volunteers to make 40 sandwiches for the CDCW’s Tuesday lunch program. We ask that you/your group commit to making at least 20 sandwiches, but you can do all 40 as well. This is a perfect project for a youth group (sandwich-making can be divided up between several members), teams of families, a class or just a group of friends wanting to pitch in. You can do it once, several times or on an ongoing basis.  Delivery options depend on location. For more information, contact Barry Glass, TELEM Director, at

Know Before You Go Internship

Know Before You Go (KBYG), an online platform powered by TRIBE TALK CONNECTION is seeking high school and college students for a summer internship. 

KBYG is an exciting online portal being launched for rising college students to help prepare them for what they may encounter on campus as Jewish students.

They are seeking high school and freshman/sophomore college students to be in on the ground floor of this exciting new initiative. 

Projects will include but are not limited to: performing digital marketing research, assembling and participating in focus groups, website design, promoting program content on various social media platforms and outreach to current college students nationwide to share their personal stories and more.

They will need a commitment of at least 5- 10 hours a week for 8- 10 weeks. All work can be done remotely.

If you know someone who is interested, please have them send a letter of interest and resume to

Gann Summer 2020

Summer learning program for Jewish students, grades 8-12

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Program Details

Gann Summer 2020 will offer students rigorous, connecting, and creative virtual coursework for students who are interested in getting a taste of Gann’s educational program through creative enrichment courses as well as core subject “catch-up.” Students will be invited to enroll in 3 courses taught by Gann’s exceptional faculty members, including a daily opportunity for Jewish learning and engagement. You can see our course catalog attached here!

Program Dates: July 6 – July 31

Schedule: 9 am – 12 pm, Monday – Friday

Program Fees: $1800/$1500 before 6/7.

Car Parade Food Drive For Family Table at JF&CS
Wednesday, July 1, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, JF&CS, 1430 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02451
Since the onset of COVID-19 in Massachusetts, food insecurity has risen 300%. Join our TBS community in giving directly to MA residents at a Car Parade Food Drive. One bag of groceries goes a long way. Come to JF&CS between 10am-12pm for contact-less donation, or fill out this form to have a donation picked up at your front door and delivered to Family Table on your behalf.  Fill out this form to volunteer as a driver. Do a mitzvah, and help us reach our goal of collecting 613 lbs of non-perishable food!
Family Table of JF&CS provides a full set of groceries (including perishables) to more than 500 enrolled households each month. We also provide food to anyone who comes to us in an emergency. Over the past several months, not only have we continued to meet the needs of our enrolled clients, we have also responded to many emergencies, providing critically needed food to families who are struggling with lost jobs and lost income. Many were living paycheck to paycheck prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and they are suddenly left with no means of support. If you would prefer to make an online donation, please use this link to donate to the TBS fund for Family Table, or this link to donate directly to Family Table.

Teens Specifically- we could use volunteers at JF&CS on that day, to remove groceries from people's trunks, sort groceries, or even just stand at the entrance to JF&CS and wave with signs saying donate here. Teen sign up HERE 

Kids4Peace "Active Anti-Racist" Ally Training

Kids4Peace Boston is offering a two-part training on June 15 and June 18 to become an "Active Anti-Racist Ally." K4P is a wonderful organization, and what they offer is sure to be high quality.

More information and registration HERE

Click HERE for other opportunities Kids4Peace is offering this summer 

Genesis Pre-College Program

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Connect virtually with motivated students from around the globe and learn with professionals in their fields for a life-changing summer of intensive study, informal learning and a vibrant Jewish community of friends.

Shape what and how you learn. Explore new perspectives, develop and strengthen your voice, pursue your interests within a dynamic community, and discover how Judaism informs the way you see and approach every part of your world.

In summer 2020, Genesis will offer a three week online session. The courses available for study are (students choose one course): Creative Writing, Theatre Arts and Global Religions.

Temple Beth Shalom

670 Highland Avenue

Needham, MA 02494

(781) 444-0077

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