Over 1,200 members of the United Synagogue, some elderly or isolated, some in poor health or some who have been recently bereaved, received a special visit by volunteers from their local US Community Care teams, who came bearing honey cakes to provide them with a sweet treat in time for Rosh Hashanah.
Over 40 US communities took part, with each Community Care team choosing the recipients at their own discretion. The reactions from those who received honey cakes were ones of joy, delight and surprise and brought a real sense of satisfaction to all the volunteers who took part in the Rosh Hashanah honey cakes initiative.
One of the recipients said;
"Thank you so much for the lovely honey cake and I am very pleased to belong to such a caring community that remembers to keep in contact with its older members."
In partnership with Sharon’s bakery, 1,244 Rosh Hashanah cakes were ordered and delivered to the recipients. The Rosh Hashanah initiative is just one of many services and projects run by local US Community Care Teams. To find out more about USCC, please click here.
Michelle Minsky Head of US Chesed said “While we are delighted to be able to give some of our more vulnerable members a card and a honey cake at Rosh Hashanah, what is really important to us is that our volunteers use the opportunity to visit people in their community, to show them that we care. Judging by the response we have had so far, our members are really appreciative that we remember them in this way.”
From left to right: Bracha Schneider, Chesed Liason Officer with Michelle Minsky, Head of US Chesed with some of the honey cakes delivered.