At Tamir’s annual third seder, Danny Grinfeld, a 22-year-old with autism, kicked off proceedings with a spirited rendition of “O Canada.” More than 70 participants sang along with Danny and were inspired by his musical talent and his obvious passion for the national anthem. Another star turn was Claire and Edith Zloten, sisters in their 70s, who recited with great pride the four questions in Yiddish, as taught to them by their grandmother when they were children. They have sung at Tamir seders for the past 17 years.
As the sole Jewish organization of 16 developmental services agencies in Ottawa funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS), our mission is to ensure that our participants are well cared for and have opportunities to thrive as full citizens within our Jewish community and the community at large. [Read more…]