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Passover is a Community Matter!

Students from Lander-Grinspoon Academy pose for a picture after packing Passover food bags at JFS.

Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy students with teacher Chaya Kosofsky and Passover bags they helped package.

SPRINGFIELD – Thanks to support from Big Y, Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the community, Jewish Family Service of Western Mass. (JFS) distributed bags of kosher-for-Passover food to hundreds of households with limited financial resources. The annual Passover Project reaches the community’s most vulnerable groups – isolated elders and people facing economic hardship. Volunteers – including students from LYA and LGA – pack the bags, which are then delivered to area synagogues, adult daycare centers, and senior living communities in Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties. The agencies then distribute the bags to their Jewish constituents. Passover bags are also delivered to over 20 homebound elders through the Springfield JCC’s kosher meals-on-wheels program. The Passover Project also provides seats at community seders for over 30 individuals who would not be able to attend otherwise.



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