Several members from the Tikkun Olam Committee of the Southside Jewish Collaborative participated at the September 11th luncheon at the San Francisco Jewish Family and Children’s Services. The Collaborative co-sponsored this holiday luncheon by providing the food and volunteer staff to serve and visit with the seniors who attended. Rabbi Danny Gottlieb of Congregation Beth Israel Judea coordinated the planning with Rabbi Isaacson of the JFCS.
Southside Jewish Collaborative members who participated are Lori Ganz and Steven Roditti (Beth Israel Judea), Al Sion and Ruth Mcginnis (Or Shalom), Steve Spector (Ner Tamid) and Bonnie Lindauer (B’nai Emunah).
As the two photos illustrate, the seniors enjoyed the entertainment by Noam Eisen on keyboard and vocals with some of the volunteers dancing and playing tambourine before the food was served. About 50 seniors attended and each one took home a Rosh Hashanah gift bag with honey cake, apple, honey, chocolate and teas. It was a very festive and enjoyable event. Many thanks to the Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco for hosting and organizing these regular senior luncheons.