Literacy agency seeking volunteer tutors

The Jewish Coalition for Literacy, which helps Bay Area elementary schoolchildren learn to read, has started a new round of three-hour training sessions for new tutors. No experience is necessary.

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

Register at www.jclread.org or by contacting one of the following:

On the Peninsula: 1 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Peninsula JCC, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City; and 1 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. (650) 847-1718 or jpbycel@jcrc.org.

In the East Bay: 1 p.m. Nov. 11 at Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Ave., Piedmont; and 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road, Lafayette. (510) 318-6474 or jpbycel@jcrc.org.

In San Francisco: 1 p.m. Nov. 12 at Congregation Beth Israel Judea, 625 Brotherhood Way; and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at Columbia Park Boys & Girls Club, 450 Guerrero St. (415) 369-9978 ext. 100 or kmack@jcrc.org.