Judson Volunteer Eileen Kollins Brings Community to Life for Jewish Residents

Eileen Kollins, a steadfast and passionate volunteer who has led Judson’s Jewish programming for nearly a decade, was recently featured in the Cleveland Jewish News for the wonderful volunteer work she has done at Judson!

Eileen’s labor of love at Judson began as a happenstance when she volunteered to step in for a Rabbi who suddenly fell ill and could not lead the annual Seder luncheon. Now almost 10 years later, she has instituted a monthly Shabbat service at Judson Park, a bi-weekly Topics of Interest discussion group covering a wide range of topics, a specially customized service to celebrate the High Holidays in fall, and a B’nai Mitzvah for residents who did not have the opportunity to have a Bar or Bat Mitzvah as youngsters.

She also plans and leads Judson’s Hanukkah celebrations, and plans the special Passover Seder luncheon that she celebrates with Judson residents and their families of any denomination.

“I just fell into this,” Kollins said. “People choose to do different things in retirement, and this is just something that has been a gift to me in a way.”

Check out the article to learn more about how Eileen continues to Bring Community to Life at Judson, and the impact she has had on the lives of Jewish residents! Read the full story

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