Cedar Sinai Park is thankful that we were able to be of service as part of this year’s Jewish Family & Child Service Holiday Campaigns!
JFCS reports that “On Sunday, the holidays were brightened for 62 disadvantaged families who received gift bundles through the JFCS Mitzvah Menorah/Adopt-a-Family Campaign. With the help of our community partners, the many caring individuals and families who “adopted” families in need, our donors, and the amazing volunteers who wrapped and delivered gift bundles, the holiday wishes of these families and individuals came true.”
Cedar Sinai Park was thrilled to help out as a Thanksgiving Food Box Partner, along with Beit Havarim, Congregation Beth Israel, Congregation Neveh Shalom, Congregation Shaarie Torah, Congregation Shir Tikvah, Havurah Shalom Religious School, Maayan Torah Day School, Mittleman Jewish Community Center, Portland Jewish Academy and Albertsons Safeway.
We are also thankful for all of the participants in the Adopt-a-Family campaign, including: Congregation Beth Israel, Congregation Shaarie Torah, Jewish Boy Scouts Troop 739, Jewish Cub Scout Pack 739, Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, Kol Shalom, Maayan Torah Day School, Mittleman Jewish Community Center, Portland Jewish Academy and the many families and individuals who also “adopted.”
It’s a wrap! Volunteers wrapped hundreds of gifts, readying them for delivery to families.
When the community comes together, great things happen! So true.
For more information about JFCS’s Holiday Campaigns, contact Carrie Kaufman, Volunteer & Development Coordinator, by email here or call 503-226-7079 x118.
JFCS is a subsidiary of Cedar Sinai Park.
The decorations are starting to up at the Robison Jewish Health Center in preparation for Chanukah!
Residents of Robison and participants in Adult Day Services are looking forward to some of the things they love most about the holiday, including:
- Latkes (with or without apple sauce),
- The chance to light the candles on the Menorah and saying the appropriate blessings each night,
- Fancy cakes,
- The joy of seeing wonderful children,
- The game of Dreidl,
- Gelt coins filled with chocolate
Residents of Rose Schnitzer Manor recently participated in an afternoon of art and appetizers! Zidell Hall was filled with RSM residents enjoying wine, appetizers, piano music, each others’ company and most especially art work made by their talented neighbors!
Around 30 residents submitted artwork in various mediums. There are so many great people living at Rose Schnitzer Manor and some really great artists too! All in all, it was a wonderful resident art show. Thanks to everyone who submitted their art and all who attended.
Construction Update: It is Thanksgiving week and the construction work continues. Work is beginning on the 3-story building (top photo). Cement and other work continues on the one story building (bottom photos).
A visit to Adult Day Services is always a delight. During a recent visit, the participants were enjoying a snack and reading some Shel Silverstein poetry.
They also reflected on just what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving:
- Being Alive!
- My good friend of many years who is in the hospital.
- 3 very good kids.
- My father who turned a little girl into a baseball pitcher.
- Turkey and Pumpkin Pie.
- My mother who, even with an artificial arm…still baked knish!
- Being invited to come to spend the day with this group of friends.
- The milkman…who delivered (every day!) milk and seltzer water to our house.
Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!