“My Extended Family” a project of Mayan Yisroel of Flatbush under the leadership of Rabbi Yoseph and Tzippy Vigler, held their 2nd annual Purim party, exclusively for children from single parent homes and their mothers.
My Extended Family is the first organization of its kind, catering to children from single parent homes, and run under rabbinic guidance.
With a jam-packed program at the Agudah of Ave L, all free, the purpose of the party was to bring simcha to the children with the joy of Purim.
While the 200 children enjoyed the special performance by the famous Simon Sez, with his trademark tricks and whimsical sense of humor, their mothers were entertained by Janie Chazinoff, giving a presentation of how to make easy, delicious desserts.
A mechitza was set up for dancing, so everyone was able to soak up the simcha with Dovid Stein. It was heart warming to see a special camaraderie and achdus amongst such a diverse group of women and children up on their feet in dancing led by Baila Caller.
Thanks to generous supporters, each of the 200 children went home with an elegant Mishloach Manos and five-dollars Purim gelt, which Rabbi Vigler had the honor of handing out to beaming faces.
As one mother expressed, “…My kids, ages 3 and 5, (and myself) came home on a high! They enjoyed it immensely from the fun arts and crafts, delicious food, to the amazing Simon Sez show, to the dancing and the special Purim Manos! It was a night to remember…”
Thank you to Shterny Blackman and the Mayan Yisroel team.
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