South Area TELEMyouth:  a new idea in Jewish teen programming

Jewish teens throughout the South Area of Massachusetts are invited to join TELEM’s first regional collaborative program. Teens from participating congregations have the option of joining any one of six TELEM service-learning programs, offering many opportunities to participate in the hottest Jewish service-learning program in Boston! The six programs all meet at different times to help very busy teens find one program time that will work for them.

In addition to the weekly program, South Area TELEMyouth will offer service trip experiences and a variety of activities and events to get involved with. 

Please see the chart below for the participating congregations and program meeting times and locations.To sign up, fill out this form and send it to the coordinator of the TELEM program you would like to join!

If you want to learn more about TELEM or the South Area TELEMyouth initiative contact Shoshana Czik at sczik@jcrcboston.org or 617-457-8671.




 Service Site


 Temple Israel  Sharon  Monday 3:30-5:30  Orchard Cove (CG)  Alisa Levine
 Congregation Sha'aray Shalom  Hingham  Monday 6:00-7:30  Allerton House (CG)  Cantor Steven Weiss
 Temple Beth Emunah  Brockton  Tuesday 6:00-8:00  Trilling House (CG)  Fran Litner
 Temple Beth Emunah  Brockton  Tuesday 6:00-8:00  Heights Crossing (CG)  Fran Litner
 Temple Beth Emunah  Brockton  Tuesday 6:00-8:00  Evelyn House (HH)  Fran Litner
 Temple Beth Emunah  Brockton  Tuesday 6:00-8:00  Temple Beth Emunah (SN)  Fran Litner
 Temple Chayai Shalom  Easton  Wednesday 5:00-7:00  The Arbers (CG)  Kim Bodemer
 Temple Chayai Shalom  Easton  Wednesday 5:00-7:00  Your Lucky Day Thrift (HH)  Kim Bodemer
 Temple Sinai  Sharon  Thursday 3:30-6:00  Westfield Childcare Center (Lit)  Nathaniel Fink

CG: Connecting Generations; HH: Hunger and Homelessness; Lit: Literacy; SN: Special Needs

What is TELEMyouth???

TELEM is a service-learning program for Jewish teens that brings out the best in each participant. Teens from after school Hebrew School programs, youth groups and day schools are paired with community-based organizations that provide hands-on opportunities for teens to volunteer and make a difference in people’s lives.  The semester or year-long service experience, coupled with learning about Jewish values of tikkun olam and social justice, creates a meaningful and impactful experience for each participant. This is a program that engages teens in service and relationship building with people they would not typically meet in their daily lives. TELEM challenges teens to go beyond their comfort zones and grow as individuals and as people who can make a difference in the lives of others.

Click here to see TEELM’s Facebook page and see what TELEM teens are doing!

Interested in South Area TELEMyouth regional events? Check out our special events page.

For a list of site cooridnators and TELEM staff, please refer to our contact page.