YAD hosts brunch and mitzvah at the Jewish Home

After enjoying a bagel brunch at the Jewish Home and learning about the services it provides to Jewish Home residents, 40 YAD members decorated seven common areas of the Home, covering them with brightly colored menorahs, dreidels, and colored posters with “Happy Hanukkah” written in English, Hebrew and Russian. The young adults then visited with residents and passed out handmade Hanukkah cards that YAD members had made. Residents were thrilled to receive a visit and a Hanukkah card and many couldn’t stop smiling; some even cried tears of joy! “I could hardly keep from crying myself,” said one participant. “Such a little thing as handing them a card and talking with them for a few minutes made them so happy!” The December 6 event was the YAD board’s Hanukkah party, but 15 additional YAD constituents signed up to attend. As a result, the 25 original participants grew to 40 for this heartwarming service project, and YAD is planning to make this collaboration with the Jewish Home an annual mitzvah.

 

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Categories: Seniors, Young Adults

Posted

December 16, 2009

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