HANOVER TOWNSHIP — On Sunday, April 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., hundreds of teens will come together at the Alex Adekman Family Jewish Community Campus to participate in a day of service in learning as a part of J-Serve, BBYO’s international day of community service. Teens and local community partners have planned and will lead an all-day program with 12 wide-ranging service and educational options for participants to choose from.
These programs include a first-aid instructional program led by the American Red Cross, a domestic violence simulation led by Jewish Family Services, and a Holocaust remembrance event, where teens will connect with Holocaust survivors and will decorate candle holders for a candle-lighting ceremony.
In addition to these educational programs, teens will participate in multiple community service events. These include creating care packages for the homeless, playing games and constructing arts and crafts with adults with special needs, spending time with patients at a local children’s hospital, and working with seniors to decorate pots and plant flowers.
The event will be bookended by opening introductions by teens and a closing ceremony which includes a service reflection and closing speeches by teen leaders.
All events are open to press and coverage is invited.
BBYO is the leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement with hundreds of chapters across the Globe.
Alex Adekman Family Jewish Community Campus is located at 901 Route 10, Whippany.07981