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COS teens bring joy to seniors at Rosh Hashanah service

 

Volunteer Abby Newman (l) with resident Ben Rosenbaum.

Thanks to the young teens of Congregation Ohev Shalom, the residents at Brookdale Island Lake community enjoyed a joyous and meaningful Rosh Hashanah service. For many seniors with limited transportation or patience to sit (and stand) for a traditional Yom Tov service, the prayers, singing and readings with the young teens was just perfect. For one of the residents who was once a USY adviser himself 'back in the day,' the presence and enthusiasm of the children brought him pure joy and opportunity to reminisce.

Dr. Stein with several of the COS teens.

 

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