OHEL Mental Health Residents Host Succos Party
On Tuesday, September 24th OHELâ€™sÂ 41st Street residence hosted a Simchas Bais Ha Shoeivah â€“ a chol hamoed succos party.
Residents from OHELâ€™s adult mental health programs, including the Community Residence Programs, Apartment Treatment Program, and Supported Housing Programs, attended the celebration.Â The exciting event drew a large turnout.
The succah was beautifully decorated, with decorations and posters. There was lively conversation throughout the evening, and some of the residents gave D'vrei Torah, speaking about the unique and exciting Bias Ha Shoâ€™eivah, as well as the holiday of Succos. Michoel Estreicher, who spoke at the event, said that "it was very labidik, and I enjoyed the warm environment and camaraderie".
There was inspiring Jewish music playing throughout the evening, with some lively dancing as well. Nosh and refreshments were enjoyed by all.
Alex Mintz, OHEL Area Coordinator, commented that â€śIt was wonderful to see individuals from OHELâ€™s residents socializing with one another and with staffâ€“ and all having a great time in an informal and relaxed environment.â€ť
Since 1969, OHEL Childrenâ€™s Home and Family Services has served as a dependable haven of individual and family support, helping people of all ages surmount everyday challenges, heal from trauma, and manage with strength and dignity during times of crises. Driven by service excellence, OHELâ€™s professional staff meet the myriad social service needs of the general community, while at the same time providing culturally-sensitive services to the Jewish community, including Yiddish, Hebrew and Russian speakers. Through highly-rated foster care, developmental disability, mental health, and other programs and services, OHEL provides supportive housing, treatment, care coordination, education, outreach and much more to elevate lives and strengthen individuals and communities in New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, Florida, California and worldwide on the web. David Mandel is the CEO of OHEL.