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09/11/2018 15:45

There are lots of activities in our volunteer center… And time is passing.

During the summer period, there were held many different events and a big number of socially important actions. Here are a few of them.

  • All of August we collected school supplies for children, who were in difficult life situations. These activities took place in the context of the All-Ukrainian action “Pack a schoolbag for a child”. We think, that we have coped with the task perfectly!
  • Before the Jewish New Year, the volunteers of the CVC-Cherkasy Volunteer Community” visited lonely wards to meet Shabbat with them in the context of the “Shabbat Guest” project. In order to maintain traditions and culture within the community, it is necessary to keep in touch with the older generation. Older people need our attention, care and support.

Our volunteers decided to make the visits special and cooked sweets on Shabbat Friday before the Jewish New Year. Before the visit, they baked festive strudels with apples, nuts and dried fruits, guided by Anna Lepikhova, coordinator of culinary programs. Older people are like children; they love sweets very much.

Families of volunteers held a Shabbat ceremony at homes of wards. After the main part, we talked a lot and told about ourselves, getting to know each other a little better. Elderly people shared wisdom and experienceб gained over the long years of life. Shabbat brings Jews together, making them one close family. It was an incredibly warm welcome that everyone remembered for a long time.

In addition, the volunteers held a master class for community members to Rosh Hashanah; they planted in pots and made bouquets of apples and grapes.

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