Love Your Neighbor

Connecting seniors and their neighbors.

  • How it works

Local families visit senior facilities on a rotating schedule on Shabbat and holidays. During the visit, they share basic Jewish rituals such as Kiddush and Havdala. These rituals are adapted for the needs of the residents.

  • Jewish Learning

Providing Jewish study workshops and Jewish libraries at assisted living facilities.

Participating families have a cherished opportunity to socialize with members of a previous generation, while their children learn practical Chesed (Kindness). They are also learning new, inclusive ways of practicing ancient ritual. Seniors are benefiting from mental stimulation, social interaction, and simchat chaim (Joy).

  • Senior residents also gain:

      • Retardation of cognitive decline
    • Decreasing in loneliness
    • Increasing stability of overall state of health
    • Increasing stability of functional independence

     

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