Every year, the Serving Older Holocaust Survivors (SOS) Program throws a Hanukkah party with food, drinks, and entertainment. Let me tell you–it was so lively and fun this year that people from all over the building were stopping by to watch and everyone in the room had a big smile on their face.
Fifteen survivors attended, with several bringing their children and family members. All were treated to a wonderful performance of songs in French, Spanish, Yiddish, Hebrew, and English by seven 4th graders from the San Diego Jewish Academy, accompanied by their teacher, Shani Abed, on guitar. Then, survivor and opera singer Wolf Hartmayer delighted everyone with his amazing voice.
Thirteen year old Daniel Saloner, who raised $2,000 for the Serving Older Holocaust Survivors (SOS) Program back in July, put together Hanukkah gift bags for every survivor who attended the party. What a great way to commemorate the holiday!