Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey will host its fourth annual local J-Serve, part of the international day of Jewish teen service, on Sunday, March 19, 1-4 p.m. at Solomon Schechter Day School, Marlboro. In 2016, nearly 14,000 teens across 90 communities and 20 countries came together to participate in J-Serve.
“J-Serve encourages teens in sixth-12th grade to participate in local causes, while also educating them about community needs,” said federation executive vice president Susan Antman. “This international day of service teaches teens their contributions matter, they can inspire others to lead by example, and coming together makes a meaningful change in the world.”
For the first time, the federation is engaging a teen advisory committee in planning and leading J-Serve projects, which are slated to include making and tasting charoset with seniors; inclusive activities for children with special needs; engaging in craft projects for young cancer patients and home-bound seniors; burying old Jewish texts; hearing stories of Holocaust survivors; participating in a fundraising phone-a-thon; and learning about the lobbying process.
For more information, contact AlyssaA@jewishheartnj.org or 732-588-1815.