Our Service Theme for February – Supporting Senior Citizens
During the pandemic, the elderly, more than most, have had to cope with feelings of isolation and a limited ability to connect with their loved ones. In February, 2021, we wanted to do something to show them some love and appreciation. To that end, we asked our members and the community to help create Shabbat Gift Bags for residents of the Selfhelp Home which was founded in 1938 in the shadow of the Holocaust as a purely volunteer mutual aid society where refugees and survivors could find community and rebuild their lives. Today, it thrives as a boutique Jewish community where older adults experience the highest quality of life possible, founded on the principles of compassion and dignity.