By Steven Troy
In the late afternoon on Saturday April 7th Scottsdale Post 210 of the Jewish War Veterans (JWV) of the United States of America celebrated the last day of Passover 2018 with Jewish Veterans at the Arizona State Veterans Home in Phoenix. Of the three Jewish residents only two were available to attend the Seder. This is the fourth Passover Seder that Post 210 has held at the Veterans Home. The Seder was led by Michael and Ahuva Chambers and began with a short Havdalah Service (Havdalah is Hebrew for “separation” and refers to the verbal declaration made at the end of Shabbat), followed by the traditional following of the Passover Haggadah. The Haggadah follows our exodus from Egypt and our escape from slavery more than 3,000 years ago. The Veterans attending the service were Jay Lowenthal and Larry Chesin. Post 210 members attending were Juli Altman, Jonathan Sorrell, Bernie Kaplan, Fred & Terry Lipovitch, Michael & Ahuva Chambers, Commander Rochel Hayman, & Steven Troy. The kitchen at the Veterans Home prepared the Passover meal that consisted of chicken soup, gefilte fish, baked chicken and potatoes and of course matzos. The Seder was enjoyed by all and Post 210 will continue to hold them at the Veterans Home as long as there are Jewish Veterans there.
Sunday April 8, Scottsdale Post 210 of the Jewish War Veterans (JWV) of the United States of America Presented the Colors at the Community-Wide Yom Hashoah Commemoration that was held at Beth El Congregation. It is observed as a day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany and its collaborators, and for the Jewish resistance in that period. This event was presented by the Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association. The Holocaust Survivors led the procession into the packed hall followed by JWV Commander Rochel Hayman leading the Color Guard which consisted of Michael Chambers carrying the American Flag and Fred Lipovitch carrying the Israeli Flag. The service following was very heartfelt and reiterated the need for everyone to remember what happened and to ensure it happens “NEVER AGAIN”.
Volume 72. Number 2. Summer 2018