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

AJC’s Global Leadership Team
Seeks Motivated Teens Who Want:
• High Level Jewish Leadership Training
• Advocacy and Diplomatic Skills Building
• Intergroup and Strategic Engagement Experience
LFT is AJC’s Global Leadership Program for High School Students
AJC (American Jewish Committee) is the Jewish world’s global advocacy organization (go to for more information). We are dedicated to training the next generation of
outstanding young leaders to meet challenges they may face in high school, college and beyond.
We are inviting interested high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to apply to LFT (Leaders
for Tomorrow), a unique and inspiring global leadership program. Those selected will become
connected to AJC’s global advocacy network and gain leadership, advocacy, and community
engagement skills that will serve them for years to come.
How Does LFT Train Future Jewish Leaders?
LFT is an exciting, fast-paced program that empowers teens to explore their Jewish identity, while
providing training to defend democratic values, counter antisemitism, and constructively address
ill-informed criticisms of Israel. Topics covered include strategies for coalition-building, using
diplomacy to your advantage, how to discuss Israel and influence people, when is something
antisemitic, and much more. LFT students gain an understanding of issues impacting world Jewry
and develop a skillset that enables them to be thoughtful and effective leaders. Testimonials and
a short video about the LFT program are available at:
What Else I Need to Know About LFT
LFT is a national AJC program that operates in 14 regions around the U.S. LFT participants will
build friendships with peers from around the country. In March, they will meet in Washington to
advocate together in Congress.
Where and When Will LFT Happen?
The program consists of seven high-level, participatory training sessions on Sundays from 5:00
to 8:00 p.m. over a kosher dinner They will take place at a centrally located venue in the greater
Boston area. The first session will be in November 2020.
How Can I Apply?
Admission to this program is highly competitive and will be limited to 25 high school students. To
be considered, please fill out the application available at (be sure to select New
England as your region). Note that all applicants must live in the New England region. Acceptance
will be based upon your application and subsequent interview.
Participation in the seven LFT program sessions is free. Applications must be submitted
by July 31st.
For more information, please contact Eva Jungreis, AJC New England’s Young Leadership
Associate, by email at or phone at (617) 457-8708.

Temple Beth Shalom

670 Highland Avenue

Needham, MA 02494

(781) 444-0077

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