Senior Seder returns with appreciative participants

May 5, 2022

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More than 40 seniors enjoyed matzah and music as they celebrated Passover at a festive community Seder at the Simon Family JCC on Tuesday, April 12.

Chazzan David Proser of KBH Synagogue led a beautiful model Seder with the musical accompaniment of Dave Flagler, JCC’s director of camp and teen engagement. Staff and volunteers from United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, JCC, and Jewish Family Service served and assisted throughout the entire Seder.

After a long two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, this year’s annual Senior Seder was especially meaningful. Chazzan Proser, while reflecting on the resilience of the Jewish people, made certain to acknowledge the wisdom and experience of the seniors sitting in the room. He encouraged everyone attending to discuss and honor his or her own Seder memories.

Each year something new is learned from the Senior Seder and this year, more than ever, there was the reminder of what it means to strengthen the community and to welcome and serve friends and neighbors.

The event was made possible with the support of the Joseph Fleischmann Memorial Fund and all of the dedicated volunteers.

To learn more about future senior adult activities or to suggest an idea for an event, contact Robin Ford at 757-321-2304, rford@ujft.org or www.jewishva.org/seniors.

-Robin Ford


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