LEFT: Volunteer Sandra Silver is ready to make her deliveries. RIGHT: Edith Birnholtz receives her boxed lunch prior to the virtual concert.
LEFT: Volunteer Sandra Silver is ready to make her deliveries. RIGHT: Edith Birnholtz receives her boxed lunch prior to the virtual concert. (Courtesy of JFS)

This joint program of Jewish Family Service and the Program for Holocaust Survivors and Families of Jewish Senior Life was made possible thanks to the time and generosity of the 41 volunteers and two JFS transportation drivers who delivered the boxed meals.

On Sept. 2, 275 Holocaust survivors welcomed the Jewish New Year a few days early with a delicious kosher lunch catered by Fleischman Residence and a virtual concert with Cantor Zachary Mondrow that more than 40 participants joined via Uber Conference, Uniper and Zoom.

This joint program of Jewish Family Service and the Program for Holocaust Survivors and Families of Jewish Senior Life was made possible thanks to the time and generosity of the 41 volunteers and two JFS transportation drivers who delivered the boxed meals, as well as the generosity of the Jewish Federations of North America for funding the program. 

Program organizers Missy Lewin and Charles Silow are all smiles.
Program organizers Missy Lewin and Charles Silow are all smiles. Courtesy of JFS

“We want our survivor community to know that they are not alone,” says Dr. Charles Silow, director of the Program for Holocaust Survivors and Families of Jewish Senior Life. “We care about them, and we are there for them during these difficult and stressful times.”

Missy Lewin, director of Holocaust Survivor and Supportive Services at Jewish Family Service, said, “It is truly an honor to bring programming and joy to the survivor community. “There’s nothing more heart-warming than getting a call from a survivor and hearing that we put a smile on their face.” 

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