PHOTOS: Misameach Hosts over 20 Parties on Chanukah

mis1Chanukah is a time of light and joy, but for some, there is more darkness to dispel than for others. Misameach volunteers spent their Chanukah working tirelessly to bring light, laughter and cheer to homes and hospitals around the tristate area, allowing sick children and their families to experience a taste of pure joy during this wonderful holiday.

Misameach hosted over 20 parties throughout the eight days of Chanukah, bringing along special guests and professional entertainment to create a vibrant experience for all of the attendees. In both private homes and major hospitals, wherever the sick and disabled were to be found Misameach was there too, giving them an experience they will long remember. And thousands dollars worth of gifts.

At the Hackensack Children’s Hospital, dozens of volunteers created a party to remember for the young patients, including music, live entertainment and the distribution of gift packages. In attendance was world renowned Dr. Michael Harris M.D., Chief of Pediatric Oncology with four decades of experience. Dr. Harris is also a board member on Misameach’s Medical Advisory Board.

At the famed Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, singer Mendy J put on the performance of a lifetime, while the unparalleled AKA Pella band performed at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital.

Other singers and performers who used their considerable talents to spread the warmth of Chanukah to Misameach patients were Pinny Doppelt, Uri Davidi, Shua Kessin and U. Bodner. Dozens of volunteers gave up precious time on Chanukah to be there for those less fortunate, most notably Yaakov Sommer who gave it his all the night before his own wedding.

Though Chanukah is now but a memory, for the hundreds of sick and disabled touched by Misameach’s Chanukah joy, that memory is one that will not fade for a very long time to come.

[TLS – CM]

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5 COMMENTS

  1. M’sameach is amazing!!! They did an unbelievable job putting a smile on my sons face when he was in the hospital. They came a few times and really were great!!! They really made my fifteen year old feel special

  2. Typical , typical. It’s amazing how Lipa Schwartz, the tzaddik who is the brains, heart & driving force behind Misameach’s wonderful work, keeps himself out of all of their press releases and articles. Typical LIpa. Work 90 hrs straight, basically, and then sneak away when the cameras show up. Lipa, we know u did it and thanx !!!!!

  3. Keep it real is 100% right. I’m a semi-active Misameach volunteer. The work Lipa does is astounding and its mostly, as in , vastly mostly, behind the scenes. Most Cholim and their families know his name but have no idea what he looks like. Even when he’s at an event he’s in the back of the room, hiding behind a curtain. It’s mind-numbing. Thanx, Lipa for all that u do.

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