First Posted: 9/18/2013
Members of the B’nai Brith Youth Organization and the Jewish Community Alliance visited St. Luke’s Villa of The Diocese of Scranton on the first day of Rosh Hashanna. The mission was to honor the memory of Larry Roth by blowing the shofar, a ram’s horn, to those who are home bound and cannot attend services. The shofar represents a wake-up call for personal improvement for the Jewish New Year 5774. The group shared a part of their day and mission with the residents, families and staff at St Luke’s Villa. The program and visit was organized by Barbara Sugarman, Jason Cohen and Jeff Ross. Some of the participants, from left, are Zeke Berger, Abigail Winters, Cole Winters, Liv Winters, Sara Schwartz, Jason Schwartz, Noah Hammerman, Zach Roth, Ross Kleinman, Sydney Roth, Jason Cohen and Monsignor Vincent J. Grimalia, chaplain, St. Luke’s Villa. Also participating were Amy Cohen and Kim Kleinman.