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A week after Hurricane Irma passed through South Florida, more than 600 volunteers came together at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation to pack Rosh Hashanah food and hurricane relief packages and deliver them to 600 homebound seniors affected by the storm throughout Miami-Dade County.
This outpour of community service took place during Jewish Community Services of South Florida’s annual Milk & Honey Rosh Hashanah food program done in partnership with the GMJF.
“There were 625 volunteers, many of which still did not have electrical power but they all felt the power of community as they packed and delivered Rosh Hashanah hurricane relief packages for 600 homebound seniors,” said Marian Mendelsohn, director for JCS’ Community Engagement Division. “We had a great turnout of families, lots of children, JCS Alliance young professionals and groups representing the cultural and religious communities of Miami-Dade County. All things considered with the storm and logical challenges, this was our most successful event ever.”