J-Serve, an annual program to facilitate volunteer opportunities worldwide for Jewish youth, began in 2008 in Metro Detroit as teens volunteered at a variety of agencies to build a garden at
Since then, the program has grown to accomodate 150 teens from different denominations and affiliations at J-Serve 2010 and has expanded to offer two different days of service in 2011. The first was Thursday, as West Bloomfield teens took part in a host of volunteer activities including sorting food at Gleaners Community Food Banks in Pontiac and Detroit, painting and sorting donations at the Baldwin Center in Pontiac and serving dinner at the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries in downtown Detroit.
We followed them to Gleaners of Detroit to partake in the fun and take a few photographs. Here are our favorites.