Hanukkah at the Atria
For over 25 years Temple Beth Miriam has been bringing Hanukkah to a senior residential facility in the area, primarily the Atria in Tinton Falls. This year was no different. On Sunday, December 6th Milt Ziment together with the 3rd and 4th grade students from the religious school, their teachers, their madrahim, and parents all descended upon the Atria to spread lots of joy and happiness for the holiday. The event was amazing. After lighting the candles and saying the prayers, the children lead us in a song session. Thanks to Anna Vernick for accompanying them on her guitar. Latkes were served and everyone enjoyed the mid-morning snack. Then some of the kids engaged the residents in games of dreidel, and they did a great job. Others played tic-tac-toe with the residents, made pictures for them, or just talked to them. Everyone had a great time. Residents raved for days about the party, and you could tell that it was a success because no one left early to get their lunches. There were over 20 residents in attendance and at least 30 people from Temple Beth Miriam. Thanks to everyone for sharing their holiday with the residents of the Atria. And thanks to Gayle Topper for coordinating the event.