JFS delivers Passover meals to homebound seniors, Holocaust survivors

Photo Courtesy of Stacey Merkin
JFS volunteers Arielle and Ethan Karni, of Livingston

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — During Passover, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ’s volunteer department delivered Passover meals and packages to homebound older adults and Holocaust survivors in the community. 

Twenty-two volunteers distributed 130 packages that were donated by Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest and filled with nonperishables for the Passover holiday, including matzoh, grape jelly, macaroons and tuna fish. The National Council of Jewish Women provided homemade cards to be included in the packages. In partnership with Seed the Dream Foundation, the nonprofit organization KAVOD SHEF provided emergency funding to provide 120 meals to Holocaust survivors.

“As the COVID-19 crisis persists, the Holocaust survivors and vulnerable older adults in our community continue to struggle with isolation from family and friends and lack of access to resources, including food,” said Liz Levy, coordinator of Holocaust services for JFS. “We are grateful to our funders, community partners and team of volunteers, who continue to provide vital resources, along with connection to a friendly face and linkage to support when needed.”

For more information, call 973-765-9050 or visit www.jfsmetrowest.org.