Temple Beth Elohim Students Create Quilt With Y JCC Seniors

Inter-generational program shares experiences between students and older Plainview residents.

's 5th grade and Time Glass classes participated in a special intergenerational cultural arts program entitled "That Was Then, This Is Now."

The program was lead by , Director of POB Cares and Project PACE from the

POB Cares and Project PACE offer supportive services for seniors aged 60 plus, residing in Plainview and Old Bethpage.

TBE students joined their new senior friends to hear wonderful stories about what life was like 40-50 years ago. Students were mesmerized listening to stories from the past. Questions on technology, school, clothing and more were asked by the students and answered by the guests.

Following inspiring conversations, TBE students and seniors worked together to create a Memory Quilt that is on display at the Mid-Island Y JCC in Plainview.

The joint partnership between the students and seniors was a learning experience that created memories that could last a lifetime.

Temple Beth Elohim is a Reform congregation serving the Plainview - Old Bethpage and surrounding communities since 1955.


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