CALLING ALL 8TH - 12th GRADERS!
Jewish youth from across Westchester will join together with J-Teen Leadership and BBYO for a morning of reading fun for approximately 300 elementary school students and their families at the "Readers to Leaders" literacy carnival. Booths, conceived and created solely by the teens, will include a variety of activities, many inspired by children’s books. The teens will also lead reading circles for the children and give away books that they will be collecting prior to the event. Special photo opportunities with Clifford the Dog and other literary characters!
Bus transportation provided! Click here to tell us how you will be traveling. Transportation will also be provided from the J-SERVE event to the Westchester Celebrates Israel@70 program taking place at Schechter Westchester.
is an annual day held during April. During J-SERVE, Jewish teens around the world create service experiences for themselves that serve their home communities. J-Teen Leadership spearheads Westchester's local J-Serve project with BBYO Westchester. This year we will also be partnering with JCY-Westchester Community Partners,
an organization which develops intergenerational programs to meet the literacy needs of the children in the community.
Partners (in formation): AMHSI, Beth El Synagogue Center, Carmel Academy, Congregation B'nai Yisrael Armonk, Congregation Emanu-El, Congregation Kneses Tifereth Israel (KTI), Hebrew Institute of White Plains, JNF, Pelham Jewish Center, Pleasantville Community Synagogue, Schechter Westchester, Temple Beth Abraham, Temple Beth El Northern Westchester, Temple Israel Center, Temple Sholom, Westchester Reform Temple
J-SERVE Chairs: Simone Shteingart, Henry Nick, Aydin Mayers, Sophie Kellner and Bradley Kauffman
J-SERVE Committee: Alyssa Schwartz, Arielle Schutt, Sophia Loeber, Julia Goldstein, Olivia Glantz, Emily Bernstein, Abe Baker-Butler and Rachel Amar