85 Holocaust Survivors Enjoy Pre-Passover Seder as Long Island Woman’s Birthday Gift

The survivors participated in a Seder led by a local rabbi featuring traditional prayers and songs.

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UJA volunteer and birthday girl Ellen Grossman, Hedy Lebovitz, and Jill Berg.

Photo by: UJA-Federation of New York

Great Neck, NY - April 5, 2017 - For the eighth year in a row, UJA volunteer and Great Neck resident Ellen Grossman celebrated her birthday with 25 friends by catering, hosting and serving a pre-Passover Seder for 85 Holocaust survivors at the Barry and Florence Friedberg Jewish Community Center in Oceanside, NY. The survivors – seated at banquet tables – participated in a Seder led by a local rabbi featuring traditional prayers and songs. Ms. Grossman and her friends served lunch to the group and then joined them for the Seder. This program was sponsored by UJA-Federation of New York. 
 
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