Seventh Graders Reflect on their Visits to Westwood Horizons
All the seventh grade classes have been making trips to Westwood Horizons, a Jewish home for the elderly. The classes did some art projects with the residents, enjoyed a song session to get ready for Simchat Torah, and the visits culminate this week as the students will take some time to chat individually with them. They even got to meet one of the founding members of Temple Isaiah. Here’s what a couple students from Jessie’s class had to say about the experience:
I loved it. It was amazing. Sid was very interesting and had interesting things to say. I wish I saw him during our second visit so we could continue our conversation. I enjoyed the Torah activity, and spending time with them was a good way to learn about my history.
We the 7th grade Temple Isaiah class went to the elderly home Westwood Horizons. We met many folk but one lady stood out in particular. She said she was one of the people that helped found Temple Isaiah. Part of her story is that she went door to door looking for congregants. I found that pretty cool, and in a sense that changed my life.
Visiting Westwood Horizons, I met a few people from Canada. My experience was very interesting. By talking to people of a different generation, I think they kind of got the experience of what times were like nowadays.