A Day of Service

Posted on: May 30th, 2017 by tgregory

Emma Harris (from left), Iris Hanai, Eli Kampine, Michael Gordon, Morgan Jacobs, and Carly Harris help prepare a carnival at the Gordon Jewish Community Center for kids with special needs, which included a table where they could play with shaving cream. They were among 40 Nashville area teenagers who participated in a day of community service on April 30 as part of J-Serve, the International Day of Jewish Youth Service. Other Nashville participants visited the senior residents of Blakeford at Green Hills. “I am confident that this powerful program will only prosper in the future and strongly recommend every teen to register,” said Rachel Cohen, a sophomore at Franklin High School who was participating in her first J-Serve event and served on the local J-Serve committee along with Max Yazdian, Jacob Hanai, Alexa Honigsblum, and Elliot Tishler. J-Serve, the Jewish component of Youth Service America’s annual Global Youth Service Day, is a collaboration of BBYO and Repair the World, in partnership with Good Deeds Day. In all, nearly 13,000 Jewish teens in 90 communities across 20 countries participated.