Want to learn more about TELEM, B'nai TELEM, and the students who participate? Visit the Jewish Advocate's website to learn more about "Choosing the Right Path to Tzedakah!"
TELEM has re-named the Eldercare track to Connecting Generations. This name more accurately describe the students' experiences of inter-generational bonding, mentoring, and relationship building, designed to have an impact on both the senior and student. Please visit the track page for more information.
The newest program in TELEM, B'nai TELEM, a service learning program designed for sixth and seventh grade students kicked off its curriculum on September 4th at the B'nai TELEM training at Temple Shalom in Newton. Educators and Coordinators were delighted with the new curriculum, designed for a full-year course of service and learning!
We took families to New Orleans to help continue rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina, in December 2008. We worked with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) in the Lower Ninth Ward, landscaping, painting, dry walling, or roofing. Visit our SCRAPBOOK page to see pictures!
In 2007, 15 teens from around Greater Boston traveled to Muchucuxcah, Mexico in February to build a cultural museum and engage in a week-long cultural exchange! They helped build a museum to commemorate the village's history and traditions, learned about Mayan culture, and got to know local residents. Visit our SCRAPBOOK page to see pictures of this great trip!
TELEM's second year was kicked off in style on Sunday, November 5th! Over 50 teens from partner institutions gathered at Cradles to Crayons for a day of service, learning, community building and fun!