On Friday, August 21st, JewBer donated and delivered nearly 100 meals to Holocaust Survivors and other low-income homebound elderly in the greater Boston area. It was our biggest Shabbat to date and we are so proud we could help individuals in need in our community! To check out more of what the operation looked like on-the-ground, we invite you to watch our Facebook Live video!
Many of the Holocaust Survivors that our wonderful volunteers delivered to have been homebound since March with the onset of the Pandemic. Many are lonely and generally disconnected from the community as a result of social & physical distancing. Below is the story of just one Survivor.
This photo is of Y*, a Holocaust survivor originally from Ukraine. Y has been homebound since March with very little interaction with others as a result of the Pandemic. When our volunteers dropped off her meal, Y was extremely grateful not only for the Shabbat meal, but the efforts the JewBer community went through to help her during this difficult time. She thanked us for not forgetting about her during this difficult time.
*Full name is retracted for privacy purposes.
We are extremely grateful for the support from our community partners CJP - Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Together, Restoring their Names, Israel Campus Roundtable, and Dushez Kosher Catering all of whom played an integral role in the success of the initiative.
To join team JewBer, or donate to our mission, just visit our website at Jewberboston.org!