In the past three months, we’ve grappled with the impact of the pandemic on our society, as well as the economic fallout. Even as our incredible team of professionals continues to lead and serve our community, the realities of this moment have forced us to make difficult decisions. While our community and our stakeholders continue to support JCRC with extraordinary generosity, we are realistic in our expectations that our next fiscal year will bring additional challenges as the economic impact of these times continues to be felt by us all. Therefore, we are made the painful but unavoidable decision to suspend some aspects of our work, in order to continue to best serve our community. With heavy hearts, we have made the difficult decision to suspend all of our Jewish teen and young adult engagement programs, including ReachOut!. ReachOut! is an important part of the JCRC story and are of great pride to us and our community. We are incredibly proud of all that the program has accomplished and the young adults who developed and implemented ReachOUT!, engaging hundreds of their peers over the past 10 years to volunteer throughout the community. We deeply appreciate our dedicated staff and volunteers, whose commitment to the mission of JCRC propelled them to give their all to this work. We are profoundly grateful for their service.

This decisions were not made quickly or lightly. They entailed a detailed examination of our finances and operations in order to best position JCRC for the challenges that lay ahead and ensure its strength to meet the future.

Please contact Emily Reichman, Director of Service Initiatives, with any questions.

We encourage you to reach out to the following organization to volunteer:

Organization Town Contact Email
Tuesday Meals at First Parish Cambridge Carol Lewis
Yachad Brookline Liz Ofen
Hebrew SeniorLife Brookline Laura Baber
Golda Meir House (2Life Communities) Newton Barbara Zolit