The Greater Boston Jewish Coalition for Literacy

(GBJCL) mobilizes the Jewish community to help elementary school children discover the joy of reading. Through partnerships with synagogues, Jewish community organizations, day schools and local businesses GBJCL engages volunteers in school based one-to-one reading tutoring, book drives and advocacy efforts in under-served communities.  The GBJCL provides professional training and resources to enable program participants to provide the most effective support to the students and schools they serve. To learn more about the GBJCL, click here.

GBJCL accepts applicants throughout the year to participate as volunteers in our tutoring program. If you are interested in sharing your time and talents by supporting students in our area schools please fill out our volunteer application by clicking the link at the top right of this page.

News and Announcements

Upcoming New Volunteer Trainings at the JCC in Newton

  • Tuesday November 4th

All trainings will be from 10:00am–12:30pm


"Reading takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere." - Hazel Rochman, Author and ALA Booklist Editor.