The Jewish Home Family is holding “pink” events to mark breast Cancer Awareness Month, including hosting Pink Shabbat, October 10.
The Pink Shabbat for seniors and their loved ones is a collaboration between Sharsheret, a national non-profit organization that offers community and support to women and their families as they face breast or ovarian cancer, and the Jewish Home Family in Rockleigh.
Pink events at the Jewish Home at Rockleigh included a speech from a breast cancer survivor and a grand pink community kiddush on October 10, after 10 a.m. services. Along with members of the Gallen Adult Medical Day Care program, residents baked pink challahs, made pink centerpieces, and did pink Dancercize.
The Jewish Home also invited senior residences across the country to join in holding Sharsheret Pink Shabbats, take action in the fight against breast cancer, share information, and support others. Daughters of Miriam Center in Clifton also is participating.
“When representatives of Sharsheret” — which means “chain” in Hebrew — “told us of their Pink Shabbat programs across America, we lit up with the idea of hosting such a program here at the Jewish Home,” Sunni Herman, the Jewish Home at Rockleigh’s executive vice president, said. “Our residents, several of whom are breast cancer survivors, will take a stance against breast cancer by participating in a weekend of events, culminating in a special intergenerational Shabbat service and kiddush where breast cancer awareness can be discussed.”