The CAHAL Yeshiva of South Shore eighth grade class brought the light and simcha of Chanukah to residents of the Nautilus assisted living facility in Atlantic Beach.
Rabbi Chananya Grinberg, their rebbe, told residents a story set in the dark days of the Holocaust, which resonated deeply with them, many of whom are survivors.
The boys introduced themselves and shared their backgrounds. One of the students, a talented musician, played Chanukah songs on a keyboard. The boys, their rebbeim and teachers sang songs and danced, spreading simcha to all the men and women who attended the program.
The highlight of the event was when the boys connected with the residents in one-to-one conversations. Many of the residents shared their own stories of the Holocaust, and the students listened attentively and asked questions, eager to learn more.
Melody Kassover, Nautilus Activities director, called to thank CAHAL for sending the students. “It was a busy week with many visitors, but your boys were special. They stood out. The residents loved it!”