Can You Read This? That Means You Can Help a Child Who Can't | Congregation Beth Am

Can You Read This? That Means You Can Help a Child Who Can't

Volunteer with Jewish Coalition for Literacy

“Our world is not working the way it was meant to. Our task and our privilege is to help repair it.” --Leonard Fein, JCL founder

Share the wonder of the written word, the magic of books and the excitement of reading with a child. Join the Jewish Coalition for Literacy (JCL) as a volunteer reading tutor in a local public school and make a difference in a child’s life. In just one hour a week you can participate in a rewarding tikkun olam project, and help a student learn to love reading. JCL tutors are matched with a K-3 grade student, and spend the semester or school year developing a strong relationship while building literacy skills. JCL welcomes all members of the community to participate in the lives of at-risk children, providing them with the confidence and strategies that will enable them to become successful readers.

Please sign up for our upcoming free tutor training session at

Please sign up online at for the free Tutor Training workshop. For more information, please email or call (415) 977-7439.

Beth Am is a JCL partner organization.

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