JTCares is for teens who want to "give something back" to the community and who have a desire to be a part of something bigger than themselves. Incorporating their energy and interest, JTCares combines teens’ intellectual curiosity with volunteer projects. The program allows Jewish teens to develop and apply knowledge and skill to real problems within the community, which will serve as their classroom. JTCares raises awareness of social justice and fosters civic responsibility. 
 

Connect Through Service Learning.

For three hours on 7 different Sundays throughout the year, teens will eat, learn and, together, make a difference for others. These sessions will be interconnected, yet independent, allowing teens to engage in as many programs as desired, depending on their schedules and interests. During the first hour, teens will have the opportunity to study together and learn from teen educators who are experts on these topics. Using traditional and modern text, they will gain a Jewish perspective on modern issues such as hunger, homelessness, LGBTQ Issues and Israel.  Hours 2 and 3 teens will put learning into action by working directly with people or communities in need, or serving indirectly by volunteering for community organizations. In sharing these experiences, teens will come together to create a community of young adults who care about the world around them and who actively take part in the mitzvah of Tikkun Olam - Repairing the World.
 
Cost: $120 for the year (7 sessions) or $20 per session.  
*Financial Assistance available for teens who need*
 
 Open to ALL teens in 7th-12th grade; synagogue membership not required!
 
 
Upcoming JTCares Programs:
 
JTCares: Pumpkin Pie Bake 
Sunday, Nov 19th; 1pm-4pm 
Temple Sinai in Newington
 
Join other Jewish teens as we bake 100 pumpkin pies to be donated to Hand's on Hartford's Thanksgiving Dinner Baskets.

Cost: $20 per person (unless you signed up for the full year)  
Includes: lunch, service project, and learning.  
 
Click here to sign up! 
 
 
JTCares Dates for 2017-2018:
October 29th 
November 19th 
December 3rd 
January 14th 
February 11th 
March 18th 
April 15th