Sofia's Bat Mitzvah
Sofia’s Bat Mitzvah Project
For my Bat Mitzvah project I would like to raise money for the Hebrew Home at Riverdale.
The Hebrew Home takes care of aging New Yorkers who need assistance. The Hebrew Home is part of my family’s history. My Great Great Grandparents were among the original founders of the Home in 1917 – 103 years ago.
My mom’s Great Grandparents lived there for many years. She has memories of spending many shabbat dinners at the Home with her Great Grandparents. Mom was fortunate because her Great Grandparents were at her Bat Mitzvah. All 4 of my maternal Great Grandparents, spent the final years of their lives at the Hebrew Home. I visited them often and always visited on Grandparents Day when there was a carnival, a picnic luncheon and entertainment.
On other visits we would visit the beautiful aquarium and large model train display. I would take my Great Grandma to the beauty shop to get her hair and nails done and occasionally shop with her when there were visiting vendors. My Grandma loved when I would come and paint with her.
The Hebrew Home offered my Great Grandparents a wonderful opportunity to have an amazing quality of life, even as they needed increased assistance and skilled nursing.
The Hebrew Home is a not-for-profit organization that relies on donations to provide for those residents who cannot afford the services.
Please join me and my family in supporting the Home by making a contribution in my honor.