Literacy

What could be more fun than reading great stories with young children?

Reading is a crucial fundamental skill and a key to success in our society. The inability to read - illiteracy - severely limits a person's chance to have a successful life. Throughout history, Jews have shared strong educational values, a love for books and reading and have used those values to transmit traditions and Torah to each generation. A love of reading and strong commitment to tikkun olam – repairing the world-  are combined in this literacy program to help young children become successful in school and to use education as a means to a better life

In TELEM's Literacy track, TELEM tutors will have the opportunity to share their love of books and reading with young children who are learning to read. Before long, TELEM tutors become a role model, teacher and friend to a young person.  Tutors gain the great satisfaction of helping a young person learn to read and to love books. TELEM literacy tutors offer their students an important opportunity to improve their reading skills and to develop a lasting love for reading.   

 Our current partners in the Literacy Track are:

  • JCC/Teens for Tzedek in Newton at Haynes Early Education and the Boys and Girls Club of Medford
  • Temple Beth Avodah in Newton at the Manning School in Jamaica Plain
  • Temple Ohabei Shalom, Brookline at the Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester 
  • Temple Sinai, Sharon,  and the Davis School in Brockton

CLICK HERE for pictures from the TELEM Literacy track!

CLICK HERE for more information on the Literacy track.