Mensches in Motion is TOV's ongoing volunteer program that gives young adults the opportunity to make a difference at a variety of organizations with the same group of peers over a three month period. We work in collaboration with the
Young Leadership Division. Through this six session program, participants learn about and volunteer at different agencies and see firsthand the impact the JUF campaign has on those in need. There are two sessions per year, one in the fall and one in the winter/spring. We are just finishing up our fall session. Michael Iberkleid, a volunteer participating in the current fall session, gave us some feedback on the program.
"Being part of Mensches in Motion was truly an amazing
experience. The program is as humbling as it is eye opening and is hands down
one of the most enriching things I have been a part of.
I decided to join Mensches in Motion after discussing
it during LEADS; when I first heard, in detail, of all the great service
initiatives that the JUF is involved in. However, I did not expect to be as
impressed with the quantity and quality of the programs as I was after having
participated in them. It's hard to highlight only one, because they were all
fantastic, but the one that has had the most impact on me was getting to help
out at the JUF Uptown Cafe and both serving and sharing a meal with the
remarkable people who participate in the program.
I highly recommend Mensches in Motion to anyone interested
as it gives you an opportunity to do good while also meeting great new people
and getting to see firsthand the impact our community has on Chicago."
To learn more about Mensches in Motion, and register for our winter/spring session beginning at the end of January,
please click here.