events and announcements
Join us on June 5 as we Celebrate our Volunteer Leaders at this year's Annual Meeting!
Join us as we celebrate the volunteer partners in our community who make our work possible, and present the inaugural Nancy K. Kaufman Award for Excellence in Volunteer Leadership to Enid Shapiro. We will also honor outgoing JCRC President Bill Gabovitch for his three years of service, and welcome new JCRC President Jill Goldenberg.
Posted on May 14, 2013
The Boston Globe published an editorial on Saturday supporting the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, in the context of supporting Prof. Stephen Hawking’s decision to boycott a conference in Israel. The editorial is here.
JCRC submitted the letter below to the Globe in response.
Posted on May 13, 2013
In May, we celebrate Latino Book month.In Metro Boston over 40% of all students in our schools identify as Latino and represent populations from Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South or Central America, and other Spanish cultural origins. It is important for all students to see representations and experiences from their culture and communities in literature, non-fiction and media. Students also benefit from access to authors who share and celebrate diverse backgrounds. That is why this month we bring you a bilingual book for younger readers that features Spanish and English.
Posted on May 6, 2013
It warms my heart when tutors, sad to say goodbye to their student in June, ask me about summer tutoring opportunities. While GBJCL does not offer summer volunteer programs directly, we are happy to point you in the direction of organizations that do. Click on this post to see our suggestions.