Be a Reading Buddy

Jewish Federation’s Bergen Reads’ literacy program helps public elementary school students enjoy reading and improve their reading skills in a comfortable and friendly environment. Join our group of 150 volunteers working one-on-one with more than 350 students each week in the Hackensack and Teaneck public schools. You’ll need one hour a week to spare during the school day, from October through June. No prior experience is necessary – we will provide you with training. If you can read this, you can help a child who can’t. For more information, please contact Beth Figman at or call 201-820-3947.