This year’s Chanukah Helpers Family Mitzvah was a little bit different. It was actually “Thanksgivukkah Helpers,” because for the first time ever, Chanukah and Thanksgiving occur at the same time. (It won’t happen again for a long time, so some people think this year’s holiday is pretty special.)
Many volunteers and generous donors made both holidays extra special for client families with gifts, latkes, gelt, turkeys and all the trimmings!
Sheilah Abramson-Miles and Judy Haliday did a super job coordinating the Chanukah Helpers dreidel campaign. All told, 59 children received gifts. It took many women more than six hours to wrap the gifts, and then they were schlepped to JFCS for the Family Mitzvah event.
Family Mitzvah volunteers unloaded and organized the gifts, made crafts and played dreidel. Committee Chair JoAnna Weiss and her Israeli dancing group led our volunteers in dances. Great fun was had by all, as you can see in our gallery below!
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