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Heritage Pointe
Heritage Pointe is proud to announce the construction of a new neighborhood on the Mission Viejo campus. 
    Residents who need Sage Living are seniors who require a level of care between traditional assisted living and a nursing home. By increasing the ratio of staff to Resident, seniors who need extra assistance with daily routines and help with necessary tasks can flourish. Equally important, their families can rest assured that their loved one will be living in a secure environment that is dedicated to care and the highest quality of life.
    Ann Moskowitz, former Heritage Pointe family member and supporter of the Sage Living Neighborhood says, “I am really pleased to support the new Sage Living Neighborhood. My mother was a Resident of Heritage Pointe for almost 10 years. In last two months of life, I had to move her three times. She went from Heritage Pointe to the hospital, from the hospital to a nursing home. In reality, it would have been much easier for my mother and our family to have been able to keep her at Heritage Pointe in a neighborhood with a higher level of care such as Sage Living.”
    For families who need to hire daily personal caregivers for their loved ones, the costs may reach $20,000 monthly for just this service. The Sage Living neighborhood will open in 2022 and the all-inclusive price will be around $10,000 a month. That’s less than half of what many pay now for rent and personalized care.
    With the generous support and leadership in the Jewish community, Heritage Pointe has continued to be the premier Jewish senior facility in Orange County. For details on the new Sage Living neighborhood at Heritage Pointe, visit SageLiving.org.   

As Holocaust survivors dwindle, a proposal emerges for a day devoted to them
By Katarzyna Markuz
    WARSAW, Poland (JTA) — Jews who were murdered by the Nazis have two days of commemoration devoted to them. Now two Jewish leaders have proposed a third day of Holocaust remembrance—devoted to the Jews who survived.
    Jonathan Ornstein, director of the JCC Krakow in Poland, and Michael Berenbaum, director of the Sigi Ziering Institute at the American Jewish University, have jointly proposed a new holiday. Holocaust Survivor Day would be celebrated on June 26, the birthday of a prominent Polish survivor and advocate.
    The proposal, which Ornstein and Berenbaum hope will catch on among Jews around the world, comes as the number of living survivors is dwindling and after a year in which COVID-19 exacted a steep toll on them.
    “We, the next generations, have been privileged to meet these remarkable individuals and have tried to make sure they are taken care of in our family, our synagogues, our community centers,” the two men wrote in an op-ed in The Jerusalem Post this month. “But as a society we must ask ourselves one question: Have we done enough?”
    The victims of the Holocaust are commemorated annually on Jan. 27, the anniversary of the 1945 liberation of the Auschwitz camp, and during Yom Hashoah each spring. These days are focused on commemorating victims, and talking about the dangers of antisemitism, prejudice and hatred toward other people.
    The new day, Ornstein and Berenbaum said, would focus on how to help survivors, whether by providing companionship and listening to their stories or by gathering needed material support, such as food.
    The pair proposed June 26 because it is the birthday of Marian Turski. Born Mosze Turbowicz in 1926, Turski survived Auschwitz and the 1945 death march of prisoners from that camp to Buchenwald. Following liberation Turski moved to Warsaw, where he is involved in the work of the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute in Poland, the Association of Jewish Combatants and Victims of the Second World War and the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews.    

Sukkot at Woodbridge Terrace
By Jessica Hertz & Lisa Dimant
    Lifelong friends, Jessica Hertz (Feldman) and Lisa Dimant (Haase) believe that childhood memories are made when love, laughter and kindness are all brought together. In looking for ways to bring mitzvot to their community and more importantly to involve their children in their endeavors, they were thrilled to find a new partner to help them fulfill the many mitzvot of the month of Tishrei.
    Jessica’s father recently moved into Woodbridge Terrace—A Kisco Senior Living Community where they are looking at ways to keep their members young and engaged in their personal passions. After Lisa’s son, Nathan, went to Woodbridge Terrace to blow the Shofar for the Jewish residents on Rosh Hashanah, the two friends realized that keeping older people young and engaged can be assisted by their very own young and engaged families.
    For the holiday of Sukkot, when Jessica invited Candace, the Event Coordinator at Woodbridge Terrace, to her family’s sukkah at their home, Candice jumped at the opportunity to have the Hertz and Dimant families help in building and decorating a sukkah at the Senior Living Facility. Sukkot is the festival of celebrating unity, family and friendship. The staff at Woodbridge Terrace have allowed the residents and their families to enjoy the mitzvah of being in a sukkah.
    And Jessica and Lisa feel blessed and honored to have enjoyed the holidays of Tishrei with Jessica’s dad and the other Jewish residents.  Our inspiration is knowing that our children (Oren, Maya, Eitan, Nathan and Ryan) are creating memories around Jewish holidays, while their parents are teaching them what it means to be involved in their Jewish community.   

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