These days, 60 is the new 40, and UJA-Federation of New York’s Engage Jewish Service Corps is empowering volunteers in their 50s, 60s, and beyond to use their passion and leadership to address important issues. Engage, a program of JCC Manhattan, has recently expanded to Brooklyn, the borough with the highest Jewish poverty rate — 38 percent — in New York.
“The reality of this figure is startling and largely unknown,” says Susan Kranberg, Engage Brooklyn community organizer. To raise awareness, Engage will host a free brunch, featuring a presentation on local poverty, why it happens, and what you can do to help. “We hope to inspire people to volunteer with Engage throughout Brooklyn and learn about local communities they don’t normally encounter,” she says.
Engage has created a new community of volunteers in Brooklyn. “Engage has amazing, dedicated volunteers who give their time to improve people’s lives,” Susan remarks.
Engage Jewish Service Corps Free Brunch
Sunday, May 17, 11 am-1 pm
CBE: 274 Garfield Place off 8th Avenue, Park Slope
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