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Disappointment turned to joy

Disappointment turned to joy

Friday, 8 April, 2011 - 12:26 am

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Dear friends,

As you may know, the Purim party last month was a great success, but it wasn't until last week that I got to fully appreciate the impact of this celebration.

Let me share with you some of what happened behind the scenes in preparation for the party.

After we thought we had a hall for the event - we were very disappointed to hear that the arrangement fell apart. We started desperately searching three weeks before the party for an appropriate place. As you know, there was a good ending to the story – the celebration took place at the White Eagle Hall.

benjy.jpgLast week, Mr. Benjy Gorodenitsky passed away. When I met his wife, Katarina, the first thing she wanted to share was her gratitude for making the Purim party at that hall.

"As you know," she explained, "Benjy wasn't doing well and as a result he wasn't going to any functions or celebrations. When he heard that your Purim Party was going to be so close to our home, he agreed to go. That was the first time in a while that he was celebrating, and that was his last happy event.” (in the picture: Benjy at the Party).

If the whole party was meant to bring moments of joy to Benjy - it was well worth the effort.

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