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Jewish Community Services of South Florida (JCS) will host Matzah Mitzvah to distribute Passover food and personal hygiene baskets to more than 600 Holocaust survivors and housebound seniors

To celebrate Passover and address food insecurity among seniors in our community, Jewish Community Services of South Florida (JCS) will be hosting the annual JCS Matzah Mitzvah event on Sunday, April 10, 2022. JCS Matzah Mitzvah will begin at 10 a.m. at two locations: Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center and Judea Temple.

During Matzah Mitzvah, more than 600 community members will come together as volunteers to deliver Passover food and personal hygiene baskets to the elderly and Holocaust survivors. This event is sponsored by Matt Lopatin in Loving Memory of Irvin and Vivian Lopatin and Joy Lopatin, Ray and Fredrica Applebaum, Steckler Wealth Management Group of Raymond James, Premium Levella, Elio’s Optical and Galleria Farms. Community partners for this event include co-sponsor Greater Miami Jewish Federation (GMJF), Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center, Temple Judea, Michael-Ann Russell JCC, Alper JCC, Miami Beach JCC, Claims Conference and PJ Library.

“Food insecurity continues to be a serious issue affecting the most vulnerable people in our community, especially the elderly and Holocaust survivors,” said JCS President and CEO Miriam Singer. . “JCS is honored to provide life-sustaining food support and a sense of stability during these unpredictable times. We are inspired by the continued community support for our JCS Matzah Mitzvah event and invite our community to contribute to our 2022 Matzah Mitzvah campaign. This fundraising campaign enables us to provide Meals on Wheels to seniors in our diverse and vibrant community. . Aligning our donors with our mission enables us to provide food to the most vulnerable and fragile members of our community.

To protect the health of volunteers and beneficiaries, volunteers will pick up pre-assembled Passover food and personal hygiene baskets and deliver them to the residence(s) of housebound seniors and Holocaust survivors. . Masks are mandatory and all CDC guidelines will be followed.

Interested media can go to the following locations:

JCS Matzahh/Mitzvah locations:

April 10, 2022, 10:00 a.m.

Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center: 20400 NE 30th Ave, Miami, FL 33180

Judea of ​​the temples: 5500 Granada Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33146

About South Florida Jewish Community Services:

Since 1920, Jewish Community Services of South Florida, grounded in Jewish values, has remained true to the mission of providing a resilient safety net of health and social services through a wide range of programs aimed at promoting health , productivity and self-sufficiency. By partnering with community partners, funders, hundreds of volunteers, sister organizations, and local leaders, our team continually builds engagement and impact. Our professional team continues to offer a beacon of healing and hope by meeting the many needs of residents in our diverse and vibrant community.

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