PHOTOS: Misameach’s Annual Pre-Pesach Event

mis1We all know the saying, “The biggest help is to stay out of the way.” Uttered by so many parents in the hectic weeks before Yom Tov, oftentimes that is really all the parents need; a slight break from the busy family life, so they could prepare for Pesach.

But what if the child is terminally ill? The parents have been in and out of the hospital for months. The siblings are overwhelmed, the parents perhaps unable to cope. This Pesach won’t make itself, and these children won’t entertain themselves.

Erev Pesach, 5776. While the rest of the world was in a whirlwind, Misameach volunteers were doing what they do best: throwing a party. hundreds of children attended, with dozens of Misameach staff members supervising. Parents dropped off their children for the day, where they were treated to a gourmet meal, a spellbinding story-teller Rabbi Ferber, indoor rides, petting zoo, arts crafts by the epsteins ,music and a surprise visit by the police dept and mayor Miller giving out stuff to the children, pony rides, Magic show coordinated by avi gindi and fire exhibit by the Lakewood Fire Dept assistant chief Michael D’Elia Jr., Mark Rios, David Bender, Shlomo Cochavi and sponsored in part by Tech Keys.

[TLS-Press Release]


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