JFS of Metrowest invites you and your children to visit an isolated Jewish elder and share the joy of the holidays through the new Kesher-Y.O.U. (Connecting Young and Old United) program, a pilot program funded by CJP’s Metrowest Jewish Community Fund.
This program is for families with children who would like to do a mitzvah (good deed) as part of their Jewish holiday celebrations.
JFS works with many Jewish seniors in our community. Some of these seniors are alone. Their families may live far away. They welcome the opportunity to connect with you and your family when you visit them to share the traditions of the season.
The session includes:
- A 45-minute program that includes information about Friendly Visiting, a child-friendly holiday craft project and snacks. Families prepare a gift for the elder and receive a special book to share with children titled “My First Friendly Visiting Book.”
- The short drive between JFS and the elder’s home is just long enough to talk and prepare your children to have a successful and enjoyable visit.
- Once at the elder’s home, families will deliver the gift bag and share the traditions of the holiday. Visits are expected to last about a half hour.
With its focus on traditional values of tzedakah (acts of charitable giving) gemilut hasidim (deeds of loving kindness) and tikkun olam (the imperative to make the world a better place), Kesher-Y.O.U. makes it possible for you and your family to do meaningful community service together as a family.
*Please note that an adult from each family will be asked to enroll as a JFS volunteer (includes online application, plus a CORI and RMV background check). Participants must sign up by March 16.
Questions? Please call Abrielle Salloway at 508-875-3100 x360 or Candice Sullivan at 508-875-3100 x350.
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* Registration closes on March 16th at 11:00 pm
475 Franklin St
Framingham, MA 01702