The South Jersey Jewish community is fortunate to be home to many joyous programs of all types that take place year after year.
The annual ACHaD Passover Seder hosted by the Katz JCC is one of these joyous programs that brings together individuals with special needs and their families. The JCF takes great pride in being able to support this event and others like it via grants from funds in our portfolio.
For the first time, on March 31st, this Seder gathering took place via Zoom due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which was, to be sure, different than the usual in-person setting in the Lahn Social Hall of the Katz JCC, but still engaging nonetheless!
All participants received a Passover goodie bag ahead of the program and there was no charge to attend.
The JCF's Jack and Florence Volk Passover Project Endowment Fund funding to make this program possible.
From Nina Staiman, the Adult & Inclusion Department Director of the Katz JCC:
“Over thirty households joined in to be part of this interactive Event. Participants with special needs had an opportunity to share the holiday with their family and friends in a warm and caring on-line community atmosphere, that encourages their ability to engage in Jewish customs and rituals. Participants practiced to learn their part in the Seder Service. They are very proud of their accomplishments. Deliveries to members who are part of the Weinberg Commons was also included.”
Mazel tov to the Katz JCC's ACHaD Special Needs Department on another successful event... next year, in person!
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