Jewish Coalition for Literacy seeking volunteer tutors

The Jewish Coalition for Literacy, which helps Bay Area elementary schoolchildren learn to read, has announced its spring lineup of training sessions for new tutors. No experience is necessary.

Volunteer tutors are asked to work one hour a week with a disadvantaged student. JCL recruits, trains, places and supports tutors in public elementary schools and after-school programs in grades K-3 throughout the Bay Area.

The training session lasts three hours; register at or by contacting one of the following:

On the Peninsula: 1 p.m. Thursday, April 4 at Peninsula Temple Sholom, 1655 Sebastian Drive, Burlingame, or 1 p.m. April 17 at the Moldaw Residences, Plaza Room, 899 E. Charleston Ave., Palo Alto. (650) 847-1718 or

In the East Bay: 1 p.m. April 8 at Congregation B’nai Tikvah, 25 Hillcroft Way, Walnut Creek, and 1 p.m. April 10 at Temple Beth Abraham, 341 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland. (510) 318-6474 or

In San Francisco: 1 p.m. April 9 at Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., and 5:30 p.m. April 25 at Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St. (415) 369-9978 ext. 100 or