South Florida Holocaust Survivors Surprised with Gifted Packages for Rosh Hashanah

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South Florida Holocaust survivors being given sweets before the Jewish new yearA local organization is surprising those who went through one of the darkest periods of history.

More than 500 Holocaust survivors in South Florida are getting surprised with packages filled with goodies to celebrate Rosh Hashanah.

Sally Dauman, 95, is one of them. On Thursday morning, Goodman Jewish Family Services knocked on her door with a sweet surprise ahead of the celebration of the Jewish new year.

“We have honey cake, we have apples and honey, which is tradition to dip the apples in the honey. We have grape juice, so you can say the prayer for the wine,” said Rami Spiegel, assistant director for the Holocaust Survivor Assitance Program.

The organization does more than just provide goods for people who survived the unimaginable — they also provide a sense of comfort and tradition.

“We’re proud of what we do, we’re proud to bring some tradition and holiday goodies into the homes, and hopefully some happiness into the heart so she can celebrate a happy and healthy new year,” said Randy J. Colman, president and CEO of the organization. “Jews from all around the country and the world come together with their families, this is her family to celebrate the Jewish new year.”

Dauman, while in her Hallandale Beach apartment, was wearing a necklace, close to her heart, with a pendant in the shape of Israel.

By Victor Jorges.

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