Yeshiva University Students Bring Chanukah Cheer to Hospitalized Patients of All Faiths


mark-weingarten-left-led-a-group-of-8-yu-students-entertaining-patients-over-hanukkah[Photos below.] A group of eight Yeshiva University students spent their Chanukah vacation entertaining patients of all faiths at the James J. Peters Veterans Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx.

The group, led by Mark Weingarten of Queens, NY and Yair Saperstein of Lawrence, NY, played music, sang and danced for veterans and children in Montefiore’s pediatric oncology department.

“We are proud to have a religious, Torah identity that permeates every essence of our lives, one that stresses the quintessential need to help our fellows in their time of distress,” Weingarten, president of YU’s Classical Music Society and vice president of YU’s Chai Lifeline Club, told  “Having played the violin for patients throughout the course of many years, I find music to be a common theme to people of all faiths-providing a sense of hope and joy.”

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{Noam Newscenter}