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!
Connect2 Meet, Greet and Eat. Held in the offices of New York Foundation at the Empire State Building, this event was a great opportunity for the new director, Leah Davidowitz, to meet some of the Connect2 friendly visitors and show our newest volunteers what we are about! It was a very enjoyable evening that included fun games, a video presentation and of course great food! Our volunteers got share ideas about the program, and had the wonderful experience of meeting other selfless individuals who are equally devoted to the program’s mission- lighting up the life of a Holocaust survivor.