On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, JEVS Human Services was pleased to host clients and friends at our annual Women’s Seder at Green Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill, Pa. It was an inspiring evening that recognized the importance of the Seder and the strength of the women in our Career Strategies program.

This year’s Seder was officiated by Rabbi Margot Stein, the Music and Liturgy Resource Specialist at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. Attendees were able to share in fellowship, and viewed a video in which four Career Strategies clients spoke about their lives and the assistance they have received from JEVS.

Following the service, award-winning author Rachel Simon delivered remarks and encouraged the women to embrace what makes them different and use it to have a positive impact on the world. Simon’s memoir “Riding the Bus with My Sister” is about the time she spent with her sister Beth, who has a developmental disability. 

“There is so much that I find meaningful about Seders. For one thing, the sense of inclusiveness, everyone has a part to play in a Seder. At a Seder, we are all we,” said Simon.

The JEVS Women’s Seder raises money to support the Emergency Fund of the Career Strategies Program. These funds support women and families in our community when they need help paying rent, obtaining necessary medications, covering the costs of childcare, clothing and so much more.

A special thank you to the Women’s Initiative Committee, chaired by Linda McAleer (JEVS Past Board Chair) for making this event possible.

To view photos from this special evening, click here.

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