Yachad Long Island has had a busy first few weeks of February! In addition to their ongoing weekly programming, they celebrated some special events recently.
Hosting their third annual Super Bowl celebration, Yachad threw a huge party, featuring a state-of-the-art screen and sound system, allowing the participants to enjoy the game, the food, and each other’s company in a spacious and enjoyable setting. The Super Bowl party was located at the Yachad Long Island Center in North Woodmere and included friends in the community along with the Yachad participants. Delicious food was catered by Carlos and Gabby’s, and the space was creatively decorated with a football theme. Yachad provided social interaction games, cookie-decorating activities, trivia, and other exciting socialization opportunities. Yachad promotes inclusion as a vital component to their programs and is proud to welcome local high school students who attend the local events in the community. Yachad thanks the generous sponsors of the Inclusive Super Bowl, Jonathan and Dina Ohebshalom and Howard and Eddy Blady.
With Tu B’Shevat earlier this week, Yachad Long Island held their third annual Tu B’Shevat Supermarket Challenge. J2 Pizza graciously hosted the large group as they headed first to Seasons Supermarket, accompanied by the famous social media influencer and superstar Kosher Guru. The group then split into teams to find foods on the shelves of Seasons containing the seven species (shivat ha’minim)!
Following the Supermarket Challenge, the group headed back to J2 Pizza, where the Yachad participants and friends enjoyed trivia, games, dinner, a special Tu B’Shevat Seder, as well as a cupcake-tree decorating activity with creative cook Atara Stawis! Yachad can’t wait for their upcoming events and encourages you to follow them @yachad_li on Instagram to join them at the next program.