Parents of the young men in Otsar’s newly organized Chevra program cannot stop raving about the fabulous program! The parents were unanimous in their approval and support of this innovative service. What makes the Chevra unique is the partnership between the families and Otsar’s staff. Parents are thrilled to have found a program where the professionals want to know their recommendations about what their sons need and want. This level of teamwork is unprecedented and evident in the vast growth and scope of the Chevra in just a few short months!
“I am working on my swimming,” Lipa said with pride. “I enjoyed the car exhibit at the museum,” Jeffrey chimed in. “I like helping people prepare for Shabbos at Aishel Shabbos,” Simcha informed them. Mrs. Shoshana Zakon said, “My son Shmuel and Otsar were born in the same year and have really grown up together. He feels very much at home at Otsar and is happy to be one of ‘the guys’ in the Chevra. This program is a gem.”
The enthusiasm of the parents at a recent meeting was palpable. They were sharing ideas and brainstorming about activities and classes the young men enjoy. David Nagel, a member of Otsar’s board of directors and an appreciative father, said, “The parents are truly thrilled at how far and fast this program is coming together. My compliments and gratitude to Betty Pollack and Chashi Brand on their expertise and even more, their caring for the parents and the young adults who are thriving in the warm and challenging atmosphere at Otsar.” v