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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Visit to the Special Children's Center

On Sunday November 4, we had an extremely moving experience at the Special Children's Center in Lakewood, New Jersey. Although I've been to the center many times before, it felt new because I was attending with the spirit of the Yeshivah of Flatbush. Fifty students and parents from the Yeshivah of Flatbush attended Sunday's chesed event, putting smiles on the faces of the special children. The bus was packed with people and bags of toys and electronic gadgets to distribute. We arrived and were given a warm greeting by the children and were given sweatshirts. We were then divided up into classrooms to do arts and crafts projects and singing. We then all met in the gym where Rabbi Besser  led our group in inspirational singing and dancing. We ate lunch together and watched a moving video about the center and the children who attend its programs. It was an event that we will never forget - I'm not sure who had more fun, us or the special children, but I know it was an extremely rewarding trip which we will never forget! ~Susie Sasson