It was the first night of Passover, and over 50 people at Collington appropriately celebrated the liberation of the ancient Hebrews from slavery in Egypt, grounding our service in universal themes. The service was led by Mitchell Naimark, husband of Barbara Naimark, who is our Director of Health Records. Dining Services did us proud, as did organizer Joan Zorza. Tim Sabin ended by reading the Declaration of Human Rights, the drafting of which was Chaired by Eleanor Roosevelt, and adopted without any dissents on December 10, 1948. Here are some photographs.
As most folks know, on Saturday Sept 24 at 3:00 PM we will have the Memorial Service for Ellen Stamelos. This will be conducted as a Quaker Meeting for Worship.
While we do not normally announce memorial services on this site, it seems important to explain the process, particularly that it begins by our arriving in silence. This following may be helpful.
Quaker Meeting for Worship Memorial Service
The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) believe that every human being is endowed with a measure of the Divine Spirit and may directly experience it by yielding mind and heart to the guidance of the Spirit. Tue purpose of Quaker memorial worship is to thank God for the life that has been lived and to help mourners to feel a deep sense of God’s presence.
- Enter in silence.
- Prepare mind and heart for communication with God and one another.
- The Clerk of the Meeting will lead the service.
- For Ellen’s service, part way through the service, all attendees will be invited to share how they knew Ellen with the attendees around them.
- If you feel moved to speak beyond this communal opportunity, stand and speak briefly. Some microphones will be available.
- When someone speaks, listen and show time to contemplate his or her words.
Thanks to all.
Here is an 8 minute edited video of the Memorial Day Celebration held in the Interfaith Chapel at Collington today.
We take this as an opportunity not only to celebrate those who sacrificed, but all from this community who died during the year. Their names are read, and a Wall of all from years past is also on display. It is a 22 year tradition.
Thanks to all who have participated in organizing this important event over the years.
Collington’s Passover Seder will be celebrated on Friday, April 22nd, beginning promptly at 5:20 PM in the Auditorium. All are invited to attend. NOW OVER.
Residents are free. Guests are $18 each.
You must reserve by calling Ext. 2135 no later than Monday, April 18th at 3 PM. Let them know (a) the names of the residents coming, (b) how many outside guests you will be bringing, and (c) how many in your party want brisket, how many want salmon. Note: Attendees get salmon unless they specified brisket.
Here are some photos from a couple of years ago.
Everyone at Collington is Invited to Celebrate the Festival of Hanukkah over the coming days.
The first day of Hanukkah is Sunday, December 6. At 5:00 pm on that day, in the Walker Interfaith Chapel, we will gather for the traditional “lighting” of the first candle, and for whatever else moves us from our disparate memories of this happy day.
The festival goes on for a total of eight days, so from day 2 (Monday, Dec. 7) to day 7 Friday, Dec. 12), we will meet at 5:30 pm (different time) in Court Yard Dining. Call Ext. 2135 to reserve a seat for Hanukkah in the dining room on those days. Or, if there are extra seats, you can just join us there.
Finally, on the last day (Day 8), Sunday, Dec. 13, we will again meet at 5:00 pm in the Walker Interfaith Chapel for the final lighting of all the candles, and wrap up.
This is a joyous celebration of Freedom and Resilience, so the Jewish Community particularly welcomes everyone here at Collington.
(Posted by Joan Zorza, Ext. 5082)