Jewish Community Services of South Florida started the New Year off on a sweet note for 550 elderly, disabled and homebound people at its annual Milk & Honey event. The largest crowd ever – 600 volunteers – recently gathered to assemble and deliver kosher food baskets and spend time visiting with recipients to celebrate Rosh Hashanah.
Co-Chair Marty Scheck explained, “This wonderful event is something our seniors, as well as the volunteers and children, looked forward to all year long. Volunteers spent one-on-one time sharing the joy of the holiday with seniors who often have no family. It’s a mitzvah that truly comes from the heart.”
The Milk & Honey food distribution campaign was strongly supported by a number of community leaders, including co-chairs Vanessa and Gary Ressler, Amy and David Scharlin and Hili and Marty Scheck. The JCS Alliance support group of young professionals — whose Milk & Honey committee chairs were Amy Klosky, Jennifer Kramer, Dana Richards Laura Sheridan — also participated by going to Federation Towers, a residential facility for seniors on Miami Beach, to deliver food and provide music and refreshments.
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