As part of the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey’s Partnership2gether program, visiting Israeli students from Bergen County’s twin city, Nahariya, visited the Jewish Home Assisted Living and played a game of “Israel Jeopardy” with residents before sitting down for an all-American lunch.
The students, who study English in school, talked to the residents in English; some residents know rudimentary Hebrew and practiced with the students. Lunch included burgers, frankfurters, apple pie, and cola. The students also watched a video from the residents’ recent trip to Israel, which was part of the Jewish Home Family’s centennial celebration.
“It was a pleasure hosting the students from Nahariya,” the Jewish Home Family president and CEO, Carol Silver Elliott, said. “Intergenerational programming is always meaningful, but the added element of bridging the cultural divide and discovering common ground, shared laughter and thoughtful observations is something that we will all remember.”