20s and 30s Kabbalat Shabbat with Havurah on the Hill and Jodi Rosenbaum, Founder of More Than Words

When: Friday, April 17 2015, 7:30 pm

20s and 30s Kabbalat Shabbat with Havurah on the Hill and Jodi Rosenbaum, Founder of More Than Words Image

This April join us for our monthly HOH Shabbat and hear from local activist Jodi Rosenbaum, Founder and Executive Director of More Than Words, a non-profit dedicated to serving youth and giving them opportunities to change their lives. 

Here's the Evening's Schedule:

6:30 PM Wine and Appetizers
7:00 PM Shabbat Services
8:15 PM Hear from Jodi Rosenbaum
8:45 PM Kosher Buffet Dinner (Gluten free and vegetarian options available.)
More Than Words (MTW) is a non-profit, social enterprise that empowers youth who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business. By working as a team to manage their own retail and online used book business, cafe, and community space, youth develop the employment skills, leadership, and self-confidence they need to successfully transition to adulthood. In addition to store-based job training, youth are engaged in personal transition planning and case management to support educational goals and concrete plans for their future education, work and life. You can learn more here

In honor of Jodi's participation this month, HOH is collecting books to give to More Than Words! So this month we're asking everyone to bring $5.00 to donate to HOH and a gently used books with you on Friday night. Here is some more inspiration from MTW about what to donate:

- Fiction or non-fiction (hardcover or trade paperback)
- Current textbooks
- History books
- Religious books
- Children's books
- Cookbooks
- Art books
- Philosophy books
- Coffee table picture books
- Classics
- Antiquarian, Unusual or Collectable Books
- Audio Books ( CD or Cassette)
- University Publishers (Harvard Press etc)
- Music CD’s (original cases in tact, NO scratches, NO homeburns)
- Movies on DVD
- Movies on Bluray Discs
- Video Games

DON'T bring books that go out of date quickly (health books, travel guides, etc), books in poor condition, or any "mass market" paperbacks except for classics. Thank you!

Jodi Rosenbaum has more than 18 years of  experience working with youth in the juvenile justice system, public schools and youth development field, including with Teach For America. She serves on boards of both the Arlington Area and Massachusetts State Department of Children and Families as well as the Mass. Chapter of the Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA).  Both Jodi and More Than Words have received numerous awards.

Curious about HOH or new to the community? Click here to learn all about our history. New faces are always welcome! Havurah on the Hill is an important part of young adult Jewish life in Boston. Hundreds of young adults and the young at heart come together one Friday night a month for a Kabbalat Shabbat service – Friday night Jewish service that welcomes the Sabbath – and for other Jewish holiday services and celebrations.

Getting to the Vilna:

Free validated parking is available for Havurah on the Hill's monthly Shabbats. The Vilna Shul is also easily accessible by public transportation. Just take the MBTA Red Line to Charles/MGH. For driving, walking and public transport directions, please click here. You MUST validate your green parking ticket at the Shul and return it to a staff member at the parking garage for validation.

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