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Generations join together for learning & challah


You often hear that you can learn a lot from your elders.

Kol Isha, Federation's young women's group, decided they wanted to learn with their elders.

Forty people – some of them young women, some of them elderly residents of MorseLife – met in West Palm Beach to get to know each other and learn a thing or two about a different generation.

They also discussed the life-changing efforts Kramer Senior Services (a subsidiary of MorseLife and partner of Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County) offers to seniors in our community.

And then, of course, there was the challah.


The women braided challah dough and dressed it up for flavor. Through activities and programs like this, each generation is given the opportunity to meet people they otherwise would never have known.

"What a joyful evening to meet residents of MorseLife, learn about them and experience a fun Shabbat complete with challah making in their home," said one Kol Isha participant.

Volunteering often leads to more volunteering. With this in mind, Kol Isha women also got some light training and an understanding of the Homebound Mitzvah program, where volunteers hand-deliver meals and holiday dinners to seniors.

"I really enjoyed meeting so many smart, community-minded women that share my same passion to help others in the community," said the participant, "as well as see firsthand the power of Federation creating real change.”

Kol Isha is a group of young women (ages 25 - 45) engaging in education and social action programming that encourages involvement and strengthens leadership in the Jewish women’s community. 

Are you (or do you know) a young woman interested in learning about leadership and volunteer opportunities?

Email Stefanie Raifman (or call her at 561.242.6608) to learn how you can get involved.

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