Mitzvah Day 2022!
Over 145 people of all ages volunteered in 18 Mitzvah Day projects, as well as made donations to help us purchase supplies and gift cards to show appreciation for our first responders. Together, Park volunteers accomplished so much! Thank you to everyone who participated! Special thanks to Lorie Gelb & Cheryl Kretch, Mitzvah Day 2022 Co-Chairs, and to all the Mitzvah Day Project Coordinators for their vital role in helping all of us make a difference for people in need in our community.
The Luck of Queen Esther!
The Luck of Queen Esther was with Park during our exciting, loud, and festive family reading of the Megillah. Park celebrated with many of our families and members of our congregation! The Clergy and friends welcomed everyone into the sanctuary for the exciting tale of Queen Esther and how she saved the Jewish People, with lights, music and Ruach. Rabbi Marcus and Rabbi Rosie hand-selected winners of the costume contest and they held a costume parade to show off all of the unique and amazing costumes that were put together. We give a huge Thank You to The Education Department for all of the hard work that they put into making the megillah reading sessions possible!
PARKS PURIM PARTY 2022!
Park's Purim Party was a blast with over 50 families and members from three generations! Outback Ray's Exciting Animal Show started things off and wowed the crowd. Afterwards, Cantor Pisman, Rabbi Skoff and Rabbi Marcus joined us for a Purim sing-along followed by a costume parade, DJ dance party and crafts along with Mishloach Manot snacks to take home. Everyone had a great time and we're looking forward to continuing the celebration later this week. Special thanks to Park Purim Co-Chairs Lindsay Heksch, Erin Shuller and Marcy Young.
Bringing Purim Cheer!
The Park Family Connection had a great afternoon with volunteers of all ages decorating cards and bags as well as stuffing Mishloach Manot (Purim goodie bags) for Park members in senior living facilities.
Thank you to the following volunteers: Marc, Sam, George & Helen Damoulakis; Mariana, Olivia & Daniella Edelman; Lisa Chapman Friedlander; Valerie & Mira Geller; Shelby Goldstein; Ross Goodman; Jenna & Aviva Konstantinovsky; Marlene Legome; Tamarah & Charlie Long; Steve Parker; Shira & Ella Ronen; Marc, Ava & Daniel Solomon; Sherry Smith; Marcy Young, and Bonnie & Juliya Zeichner.
A whirlwind effort by many Park members and friends that began in early December to help resettle a refugee family from Afghanistan has come to a wonderful end! With great appreciation to our hard-working team of volunteers headed up by Resettlement Co-chairs Diane & Jared Schnall, and with big thanks to the large number of people who donated furniture, household items, and money, Park was able to furnish and set-up a whole house for “our” family! The house is located in the Old Brooklyn area on the west side, not too far from the Zoo. Park’s family consists of a mother, father and 3 young adult daughters, who were assigned to Park by US Together, the refugee resettlement organization with which we are working. We are anxious to meet the family and help them become acclimated to the Cleveland area. We know that they will feel the good wishes radiating from the wonderful donations the Park family made to assist them in resettling in a free society. Thank you again to everyone who helped in some way with this important humanitarian project! See photos below and online taken during the project.