Shana Tova from Our Family to Yours
“My first 2 months at the Y have been lively! Our doors may be closed but the halls have been brimming with activity: running virtual and outdoor classes, camps and inclusion services, finalizing renovations, and preparing a safe and welcoming environment for our members. It is fitting that our grand re-opening coincides with Rosh Hashana, a time of renewal.
The Y community is ready to reconnect; I know I am. My family and I wish you all a sweet and healthy New Year.” — Elyse Rosen, CEO
Y Members Keeping Connections Strong
“Thanks to Vicki and Joyce, our daily postexercise coffee klatch has adjusted to weekly Zooms, where we continue to share information, stories, recipes, etc. We’re all connected. What a blessing! Here’s to a unique Y sisterhood of meaningful enduring friendships and camaraderie.” — Ilona Eliakim
“We meet twice a week to stay in touch and to know how everybody is handling this crisis. It’s uncanny how everyone can’t wait to attend the meetings. We really miss the Y!” — Victor Salem
Members of Our Community
“I believe that when you get, and you’re able to give, you should give back as much, and more, as what you receive.”– Morris Libstug
When Morris Libstug was a kid, his family could not afford the weekly $3 fee to attend the Y’s summer day camp. Luckily, Governors and donors made it possible for him to attend anyway.
Meet Ariel Mechaly
This summer, Ariel took part in our Y Leadership Camp for teens and young adults with developmental delay. “I’ve been in this program since the get-go and I really love it just by seeing Melanie and Matthew and Tiffany [Y Staff] and all the people around us, even during COVID-19. I feel like it’s one happy family here.”— Ariel Mechaly
“The Y’s virtual inclusion programs in the past few months have been a G-d send, the results are worth it without question. A multitude of thanks.”
— Rissa, Ariel’s mom