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JEC Students Conduct Model Seder for JFS Café Europa

(Courtesy of JFSCNJ) Small groups of Holocaust survivors, their caregivers, and Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey (JFSCNJ) volunteers and staff, gathered at the Mitzi & Warren Eisenberg multi-purpose center at the JFS Halpern building in Elizabeth, on March 30 for a model Seder program led by middle school students at the Jewish Educational Center. The Café Europa program for Holocaust survivors is also live streamed for the other participants and their caregivers to enjoy in their homes.

This program featured David Shimon Rozehzadeh and Moish Dubroff, both in seventh grade, and eighth-grader Yonatan Feit accompanied by their rebbe (teacher) Rabbi Raphael Karlin, and JEC parents and Springfield residents Seth and Rivki Huttel. Seth played guitar throughout the program which featured lively renditions of popular Passover seder songs. Many thanks to volunteer Greta Polintza of Cranford, New Jersey and Debbie Rosenwein, Greg Yucht and Rene Unterman for organizing the Café Europa bi-monthly program.

The organization also thanks its generous grant funders, the Wilf Family Foundations and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. Funds from the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ allows the program to utilize the technology to provide a hybrid Café Europa program to all of the survivors in the community.

To learns about all the services JFSCNJ provides for Holocaust survivors, contact Debbie Rosenwein at [email protected]; Greg Yucht, [email protected]; or call (908) 352-8375. Contact Danielle McLeer, [email protected] or (908) 352-8375, to learn more about volunteer opportunities at Jewish Family Service of Central NJ.

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