Guests of the JCS Kosher Senior Cafe at the Dwares Jewish Community Center in Providence and the JCS Kosher Senior meal site at Temple Sinai in Cranston met together for Friday lunch on May 7 in the Holocaust Memorial Garden at the JCC. It was the first in-person gathering for everyone since the sites closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Five meals have continued to be delivered each week to those who want them. And a robust online program of activities takes place two days a week.
According to Neal Drobnis, nutrition coordinator for Jewish Collaborative Services, the agency that operates the sites, attendance far exceeded expectations. Everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch and entertainment. The plan is to gather every other Friday for now, but those who want meals delivered can still take advantage of that option.
For more information, contact Neal Drobnis at 401-678-6464 or Elaine Shapiro at 401-338-1690. The next gathering will be Friday, May 21. RSVP one week in advance.