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J Serve for Jewish Teens grades 6 - 12

Date: April 17, 2016Time: 11:00 am - 3:40 pm
Location:  Show map Aidekman family Jewish Community campus
901 Route 10
Whippany, NJ 07981
Contact: Jordyn BarryPhone: 908-889-8800 x203Email: jbarry@jccnj.org

Join over 250 Greater MetroWest Teens (6th - 12th graders) for a day of community service, learning and fun.  Choose from 11 meaningful community service projects planned and led by teen leaders!  Choose from 5 different categories:  Poverty and Homelessness, Inclusion, Senior Care, Anti-Discrimination or Health and Loss.   

We will be providing FREE Bus transportation (from the JCC to Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest in Whippany) for the first 50 teens to RSVP. The bus will leave the JCC at 11 am and be back around 3:40. Please RSVP for the bus to Jbarry@jccnj.org and register for J-serve at http://www.jteengmw.org/j_serve.

The projects are listed below: 

Poverty and Homelessness
Packover Packing Passover gift bags for Jewish elders living in poverty
Toiletries for the Homeless Pack t-shirts, socks and toiletries along with personalized notes that will be delivered to homeless people through the Bridges Outreach organization

Poverty Assistance through Inclusion
Seder Plates for Impoverished Elders Assemble and decorate Seder Plates for impoverished elderly Jews together with adults with learning and developmental disabilities from the JESPY House
Afikoman Bags for Impoverished Elders Decorate Afikoman bags for impoverished elderly Jews together with teens and tweens with special needs.

Senior Care
Pesach Cooking with Senior Citizens Setup the Seder plate food with senior citizens from Lester Senior Housing
Scrapbooking with Senior Citizens Collect photos, stories, and memories with seniors at Lester Senior Housing for a better understanding of their history. Explore your Jewish heritage while connecting with the present!

Fostering Inclusion
"Buddy It Up!" Play sports and do arts-and-crafts with adults with special needs who are visiting from Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey! 

Anti Discrimination
"In Her Shoes" (Open to 9th through 12th graders) Domestic violence seminar with The Rachel Coalition
"Rooting for Heroism" 60 children with Cerebral Palsey are participating in a race with the minimal equipment they need to walk. Volunteers are on the sidelines holding up banners supporting the runners. We would be creating those banners 

"Warm Feet" Decorating socks for children in Newark Beth Israel medical center/Barnabas Hospital 
"Warm Hearts" Decorating feely hearts to honor the deceased and show emotional solidarity with their children

 Learn more at www.jteengmw.org/j_serve