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Midrasha's Better Together intergenerational chevruta (partnership) program
Midrasha's Better Together (B'yachad) intergenerational program is a hevruta (partnership) program between senior citizens and teens in our community. This year B'Yachad B'yachad will continue these connections through Jewish identity and heritage. B'yachad is a journey and a powerful way to change the world through shared learning and growth.
One highlight of this year is the December Giving Circle together with Hamsa Fund. We will be making a difference for the causes we fund, while exploring the Jewish values that guide us to give. Teens will gain leadership skills and make commitments for future action to our communities and beyond.
Are you looking for ways to make a difference in our community? Have you thought about what it is like to be an elder in today's society? If so, you can imagine the loneliness of senior citizens from the East Bay who are members of our partner synagogues. Join us this year to connect, grow, and laugh with a group of elders.
The program runs September 2022 - May 2023, see dates below.
About the Project:
Teens will meet briefly before each intergenerational session to prep (about 20 - 30 minutes) and help with closing. We will offer in-person and Zoom meetings as needed. This project gives you 20 hours toward community service requirements. Teens will choose either Sunday or Monday meetings to meet.
New to the program?
Teens new to the program will attend one orientation session to learn about Better Together and living as an senior citizen today.
Choose either Sunday 12:45 - 2: 15 p.m. for check in at The Reutlinger Center or Monday Sessions 6:30 - 8:00 pm:
Meeting sessions with senior citizens are one hour. We are asking participants to come early to:
1) Set up (and for Sunday participants a few minutes to check in at Reutlinger)
2) Clean up
September 11 or 12, 2022
Sept. 18 OPTIONAL: Tikkun Olam OPEN HOUSE 4 - 7 p.m. for those interested in either Hamsa Fund or Better Together Giving Circle
October 23 or 24, 2022
November 6 or 7, 2022
December 4, 2022 Sunday only (Open the Dor (generation) Joint Hamsa Fund and Better Together Giving Circle)
January 8 or 9, 2023
February 5 or 6, 2023
March 5 or 6, 2023
April 16 or 17, 2023
May 7, 2023 (End of year party)