Spring 2012 Service Learning

The new year is here and we're kicking off 2012 with some excellent new Service Learning opportunities! Here are just some of the ways you can repair the world this spring with NSTI and community partners Jews on the Hill, SMARTY YAiSH and Peabody USY. This is just the beginning so stay tuned for more, but for now - Sign up. Jump in. Learn tons. Have fun. Make new friends. Make a difference!
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L'Shaper Teen Action Core

Improving the World, Shaping the Future

Who: Grades 9-12
Where: Temple Sinai, Marblehead & Ford School, Lynn
When: Monday nights ~ 6:15-8:15pm

Sign up for one, two or three sessions. There are limited spots in each session so be sure to sign up in advance. Teens may also sign up for individual weeks if spots are available.

Session 1: 3/5, 3/12, 3/19
Session 2: 3/26, 4/2, 4/9
Session 3: 5/7, 5/14, 5/21

L’shaper is a new service learning program for Jewish teens on the North Shore. L’shaper is a Hebrew word meaning “to improve.” The program combines hands-on service work with discussion inspired by contemporary issues and core Jewish values relating to social and economic justice.

Teens will facilitate academic enrichment activities for 1st through 5th grade students at the Ford School in Lynn (i.e. playing board games that help with math, vocabulary and strategy skills, and helping with creative projects). Prior to doing their community service, each week, volunteer teens will have dinner together and engage in discussion led by Rabbi Fine, NSTI's Adam Smith and Leah Weinrich.


6:15–6:45pm Dinner/discussion at Temple Sinai
6:45–7:00pm Transportation to Ford School
7:00–8:00pm Community service at Ford School
8:00–8:15pm Transportation back to Temple Sinai

Register Here

Dinner will be provided by Temple Sinai and North Shore Teen Initiative and transportation by the JCCNS.

Questions? Contact Evelyn Rothbard at egs514@mail.harvard.edu or 781-929-2283

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w Northeast Arc

Who: Grades 8-12
Where: JCC, Marblehead
When: March 4, 2012 ~ 10am-2:30pm

Show our guests from Northeast Arc how to celebrate Purim the good old-fashioned carnival way at this year’s JCC Purim Carnival.

Join SMARTY YAiSH and NSTI as we celebrate Purim as a community and welcome our friends from Northeast Arc. The day will begin at 10am with team building and bagel brunch for everyone. Then we’ll break into smaller groups to run the carnival games and buddy up with our guests from Northeast ARC. Enjoy great carnival games, community service, music, food and fun all in one day!

Northeast Arc is dedicated to providing individualized supports to people with or at risk of developing disabilities and we are excited that they’ll be here for Purim.

Team-building, games and bagel brunch

Divide into groups to peruse carnival games, music, food with guests from Northeast Arc

Northeast Arc guests say good-bye. Volunteers stay and wrap up the carnival

Questions? Contact Darren Benedick at smartyyaish@gmail.com or 781-599-8005