Westchester Jewish Community Services, Inc.
February 26, 2011
I have been participating as a table leader in this Seder for 18 years. It is a beautiful and wonderful experience. The team of volunteers lead by Gail is terrific and have become my close friends. I love seeing our work come together for this special population. This program is necessary as it fills the population with cultural joy. "Jewish spiritualism" is the theme of the room. All are so easily connected to being together to experience the Seder story, the food, the music, the tradition and the so much care and friendship. All three of my children have participated as waiters and now my oldest son enjoys sitting at the table with the population and feeling their joy at the Seder. It is truly a deep and wonderful connection for our family to our Jewish life. We all look forward to seeing our friends from all the different group homes year to year. I love seeing their faces light up showing recognition that we are all together again for our Passover Seder.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I have personally experienced the joyful power of self confidence and group belonging the Seder has given this population. They love being connected to their Jewish identity. They love being with each other and apprieciate all of the volunteers.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
If I had to make changes to this orgaization, I would make sure that there will always be funds to help the Seder events continue.
Volunteer & I volunteered to help make the Passover Seder at Temple Shaaray Tefila happen.