NCSY’s Jewish Unity Mentorship Program (JUMP) is the training ground for tomorrow’s community leaders. The members of the Atlanta JUMP program, led by Rabbi Chaim Neiditch, recently put their leadership skills into practice by organizing and running a program for 120 non-Jewish underprivileged children. Fundraising for the event and planning the large-scale community service event to help the children gave the teens an invaluable hands-on leadership opportunity. In preparation for the event, the teens were fully involved in all the logistics, including arranging for corporate sponsors including Kroger and Starbucks to provide food at the event, booking event entertainment professionals including DJ’s, a magician, and a juggler, soliciting the donation of two inflatable moon bounces and a public sound system, and setting up entertainment stations including coloring, musical chairs, and story-telling.
You can see Rabbi Adam Starr, mara d’asra of the Young Israel of Toco Hills in Atlanta speaking at the gathering here. Kudos to all who participated in making these children’s lives a little brighter!