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"Showed me my essence doesn't age and there are no wrinkles on my soul!"

 - Thelma Bronet & Sheldon Schwartz

"The name tells it all...During this time of separation and loneliness, getting together with teens and sharing our thoughts, feelings, hopes & dreams does wonders to wipe away the clouds for a few hours of connection. I feel so privileged to become 'friends" with some amazing young people, who show so much interest in us older folks...respecting and learning about our past lives, as well as interested in learning from us. What a program! Better Together."
- Ruthie Goldenberg

For more information, contact our Better Together Program Director 

Julia Babka-Kurzrock at juliabkurzrock@gmail.com

Better Together "B'Yachad" 5781

CCM's intergenerational project

Overview: 

The 5781 B'Yachad Fellowship is CCM's mini Better Together intergenerational chevruta (partnership) project with elders in our community on Zoom, now happening from September 2020 - May 2021.

About the Project: 

Are you looking for ways to make a difference in our community?  Want to help elders who live nearby who also feel isolated during the quarantine?  Have you found yourself feeling lonely during this pandemic? If so, you can imagine the loneliness of elder citizens from the East Bay who are members of our partner synagogues. Join us this year to connect, grow, and laugh with a group of elders. 

 

The project has two parts. First, teens will join a monthly cohort of nine sessions of B'Yachad Fellows with other teens to learn about living as an elder today and to design each month's conversation with our partner elders.  Second, you pick between two times on Sunday to converse over Zoom with a small group of teens and elders, learning about each other. This project gives you 20 hours toward community service requirements. 

Cost: 

Program fee is $72. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Please note date changes in bold
Required Teen Meetings: 
Wed. at 6 pm
+ Group 1, 2 or 3

Sep. 23, 2020 

Oct. 7, 2020 

Nov. 4, 2020 

Dec .2, 2020 

Jan. 6, 2021

Feb. 3, 2021

Mar. 3, 2021

Apr. 14, 2021

May 5, 2021

June 6 (Year-End Party)

Zoom ID 860 2843 5190

Group #1  Sundays
@ 11 am

Sep 27, 2020

Oct 11, 2020

Nov 8, 2020

Dec 13, 2020

Jan 10, 2021

Feb 7, 2021

Mar 7, 2021

Apr 18, 2021

May 16, 2021

Zoom ID 891 4845 0901

Group #2
Sundays
@ 3:45 pm

Sep 27, 2020

Oct 11, 2020

Nov 8, 2020

Dec 13, 2020

Jan 10, 2021

Feb 7, 2021

Mar 7, 2021

Apr 18, 2021

May 16, 2021

Zoom ID 847 2508 3613

Group #3
*Mondays
@ 7 pm

*Tue, Sep 29

Oct 12, 2020 

Nov 9, 2020 

Dec 12, 2020 

Jan 11, 2021

Feb 8, 2021

Mar 8, 2021

Apr 19, 2021

May 17, 2021

Zoom ID 853 8470 2405 

*NOT Monday Sept. 28,

due to Yom Kippur)

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