Sheepshead Bay and the surrounding areas are home to one of the largest communities of Holocaust survivors in the world, but the numbers of those who remain are thinning. Which is just one reason why you should consider Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island’s (JCCGCI’s) “Connect2- program, where you’ll be able to help someone live better, while becoming a historical diplomat to better carry the lessons of the Holocaust for another generation.
At age twenty-four, Daniel Brody certainlyhad enough responsibilities to keephimself busy. A member of the UpperWest Side Orthodox Jewish community,he had recently graduated law school andstarted working as an attorney. Butdespite the demands of his career, Danielfelt a strong urge to seek out a volunteeropportunity and help someone in need.
One of our visiting volunteers Caroline Pincus, wrote me about her lovely visit yesterday with our survivor Mascha Miller, who lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Going beyond her duty of visiting Mascha for an hour for a friendly visit, Caroline decided to stay a little longer in order to make sure she can help the 96 year old survivor light the Chanukah Menorah. Caroline knew that Mascha does not have a home attendant for weekends, and so she would need assistance in lighting the candles and performing this special Chanukah mitzvah.
Connect2’s First Birthday Dinner!
Connect2’s first birthday dinner was loaded with fun
The smiles and the warmth and the food – a ton!
We celebrated with those whose birthdays are in December, January and February.
With gifts, kind words, a game and a chance to win prizes
We schmoozed and we laughed and everyone went home with gifts of different sizes.
Although the weather gave us a scare
Those of you who came did not care.
After we sang happy birthday and had our cake, Transportation was waiting to take you home-already??!!.
It was sad to see you go as the night came to an end.
We hope to see you at our next one, our dearest friends!