Patients at Nicklaus Children's Hospital celebrate Shabbat

Published on: 03/22/2019

Patients at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital celebrated Shabbat with their families and connect to their Jewish heritage with the help of the Victor Center for Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases a Shabbat kit, created by a partnership between Federation, PJ Library and Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Supported in part by a Federation Jewish Incubator Grant, the special package brings comfort to patients and their families when they need it most, while helping them observe the tradition of Shabbat. Delivered each Friday, the kit includes electric tea light candles, challah, grape juice, personalized art from local community groups, a Shabbat guide and a PJ Library book. PJ Library is a gift from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation made possible by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Blank Family Foundation.

“Nicklaus Children’s is grateful to the Greater Miami Jewish Federation for partnering with us on this meaningful program,” said President of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation Michelle Boggs. “Being in the hospital is often a stressful and scary time for kids. With these Shabbat kits, we can hopefully offer families a sense of normalcy and respite from a difficult situation,” she added.

boy wearing purim crown

Nicklaus team

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