Highland Mills. Chabad CTeens host Thanksgiving cook-off for local seniors

Monroe /
| 29 Nov 2021 | 07:43

Special packages of marshmallow-topped pumpkin pies and warm Matza Ball soup were delivered to seniors throughout Orange County to spread love to seniors who could use extra joy for Thanksgiving.

Chabad’s CTeen group participated in a Thanksgiving Cook-Off, creating the food from scratch. Teens decorated wooden leaf cards for the packages with warm wishes for the recipients.

“It was so much fun to hang out with other Jewish teens and help make Thanksgiving special for seniors who may not have anyone to celebrate with,” said Lola Sale of Highland Mills, one of the leaders of the CTeen group.

Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston, directors of Chabad of Orange County, led a discussion about the Jewish perspective of gratitude and the importance of recognizing one’s blessings each day.

Lester Pleeter, a senior from Chester who lost both his wife and daughter recently, thanked CTeen for the Thanksgiving package. “The pumpkin pie was just delicious” Pletter said. “I’m enjoying it so much and really thank CTeen for this delicious treat.”

The event was dedicated to the memory of Adi Wolf of Monroe. Adi’s parents, Yaron and Susan Wolf, donated fresh honey from their bee farm for the Thanksgiving packages.

The event was organized by Chabad’s CTeen leaders Haley Resti of Monroe, Lola Sale of Highland Mills, Ariel Koyfman of Chester, Sami Hamel of Monroe and Omer Mosker of Monroe.

The CTeen Thanksgiving Cook-Off was sponsored by the Wolf and the Gold families, as well as contributions from the CTeen families. For more info on CTeen and Chabad programs, log onto ChabadOrange.com, call 845-782-2770 or write rabbi@chabadorange.com.