Gary Smorgon House

RCWC Inaugural Event February 3, 2019

Gary Smorgon House (GSH), an aged care facility under Jewish Care launched the Rosh Chodesh Women’s Circle’s (RCWC) project for seniors ‘Linking the Generations; through the power of story’ with a highly successful inaugural RCWC’s event in early February of 2019 and hopes to continue partnering with the RCWC for beautiful Rosh Chodesh events.

Tapping into the wisdom of our elderly and sharing this inspiration with the younger generation certainly came to fruition when Mrs. Sadie Goldsmith shared her story with GSH residents, volunteers, guests and family members. Lovingly surrounded by her two children, Dr. Michael Goldsmith and Mrs. Barbara Belfer, and by more than 30 members of her extended family she spoke about her journey from Poland as a teenager in 1938, and the beautiful family that she rebuilt in Australia with her late husband Arthur.

Sadie later reminisced: “While recapping my story, I could see my mother’s face right in front of me. Having such a large family, Boruch Hashem (Thank G-d), makes me feel like the luckiest woman in the world.” She was overwhelmed by the positive feedback that she received following her speech. She was so surprised, as she felt that her story was not special or may not have been of interest to others. Her daughter Barbara summed it up perfectly when speaking about the impact that her mother has had on their family. “We as a family,” she said, “have always been on the receiving end of her wisdom, guidance and unconditional love.” Her family listened to her speech, and felt so privileged to have her as their parent, grandparent and great grandparent.

Read Jewish Care Articles:
My Connection Newsletter Publication – Autumn 2019
My Circle Newsletter Publication – April 2019


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