The end of May was the final module of the JFS/Rasi Learning and Leadership Council. During the meeting, the students were asked to brainstorm ideas on how to make the program more meaningful and effective for the future. Some of the ideas brought up by the students included learning more about antisemitism, poverty, fundraising, and community. Along with creating more volunteer opportunities, having JFS clients come to speak, and having people outside of the Rashi network participate in events such as the backpack drive.

Also, during the final module, Jayne Lampert Senior Director of Philanthropy at JFS shared a brief compelling video. The video highlighted the work that JFS does that included the impact of the Rashi Hamper Project that took place this year. JFS of Metrowest is a Social Service Agency which supports over 7500 vulnerable community members each year. We are currently working to resettle refugees from Ukraine, Afghanistan and Venezuela, and support hundreds of older adults, children, and families in crisis.

Thank you to all of the students for participating in the JFS/Rashi Learning and Leadership Council & Thank you to all of the families for supporting JFS of Metrowest! 

Click here to view the video with the recipients of the Rashi Hamper Project