Welcome to the new #JTIBoston Summer Blog Series, a teen-narrated look at our best-loved programs! First up is Michael Kobrosky, a 2019 graduate of St. John’s Prep and JTI North Shore Sloane Peer Leadership Fellow (Cohort 2) with a reflection on the fun, the community impact and the “stepping stone for further Jewish engagement” he found in Soup-er Sunday.
“Soup-er Sunday is always an event I look forward to attending. We are helping the community; it is fun, it is Jewish, what more could you ask for? I have been attending the event for the last two years after being introduced to the program through my Jewish youth group, BBYO. I wanted to get more involved with the local Jewish community and realized that Soup-er Sunday was my opportunity. Soup-er Sunday is important because we provide food for low-income members of the North Shore community; however, to me, it is especially important because it was my stepping stone for further Jewish engagement.
The event has proved to me that people working together can be much more productive than those working alone. It also showed me how much other people want to help those in need, something I was not sure about before attending Soup-er Sunday. Some highlights from my experience include reconnecting with old friends, meeting new ones, and learning how to make an apple pie.”
Save the date for Soup-er Sunday 2019: Sunday, November 24!