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Hagit Oren, Judaic Coordinator held a Zoom Chavurah class on Sunday, May 17, 2020.  All the participants enjoyed a virtual tour around two ports in Israel – Jaffo and Caesarea.  Hagit taught them about the holiday of Shavuot and one of the Ten Commandments  to respect our parents and grandparents.  Stacy, a participant shared she loves her grandfather and has respect for him. Music was played in Hebrew and English and those listening told Hagit they enjoy listening to music.  A discussion was had about the importance of being part of the community and how we can be kind to others.  Everyone said the class was fun, educational and interactive!  

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WAE Center is offering online classes to current WAE Center members, JSDD residents and to those in the community who wish to join.  WAE Online class were enjoyed by the men who live in the Parsippany Home along with the residential manager.  

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Hagit Oren, Judaic Coordinator facilitated the Sunday Chavurah Class and taught a lesson about Jerusalem and the Shema Prayer. Shema translates to “Hear, O Israel”, is a Jewish prayer that serves as a centerpiece of the morning and evening Jewish prayer service. Everyone who participated enjoyed listening to Israeli and Jewish music.

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On Sunday, April 26th Hagit Oren, Judaic Coordinator held a Zoom Chavurah Class.  The class was interactive as Hagit played songs and showed educational clips from YouTube as a way to teach.  The participants learnt about Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah), Israeli Memorial Day (Yom HaZikaron), a national remembrance day observed in Israel for all Israeli military personnel who lost their lives in the struggle that led to the establishment of the State of Israel, and Israel Independence Day which occurred on May 14, 1948. Hagit said all the participants were engaged in learning and were excited to see each other on Zoom!  

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Hagit Oren, Judaic Coordinator organized a Zoom Shabbat for the twelve (12) homes.  A delicious Shabbat Dinner was distributed to each home as a  “Thank You” to the Direct Support Professionals and to and be enjoyed by the residents.  The meal was sponsored by a dedicated JSDD Donor.  All the residents were excited to see each other on the Zoom Shabbat gathering!      

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