By COLlive reporter
Chabad in Mineola on Long Island in New York, served as a host site for Northwell Health, a hospital with a roving team of health professionals whose goal is to stop the spread of Covid-19, to distribute vaccines.
Rabbi Anchelle Perl, the director of Chabad said, “Most people will identify Chabad as a religious organization, but we are also a social organization and charitable organization.”
“In addition to offering the spiritual services to primarily the Jewish community, we are doing so much more,” Perl continued. “We have been doing so much during the Covid-19 pandemic in terms of providing meals and providing support, and that goes well beyond our immediate membership, so when this opportunity to offer people in the broader community who are looking for a place to get the vaccine came up, I thought it was incredible. The organization, Northwell Health, has been incredible.”
“We’ve seen people from all over the community,” he said. “It’s a privilege for us to be able to offer this service to the broader community.”
This Pop-Up Vaccine Day was sponsored by the local government “This effort brings an opportunity for faith and science to link arms and hearts together to fight this pandemic,” noted Nassau County Executive Laura Curran.
At the conclusion of the day, Rabbi Perl distributed to each person a wristband that says, “I am a Lamplighter-Being Good & Kind!”
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