Misameach families spent a beautiful fun-filled evening aboard a luxury cruise ship on the Hudson River, where they experienced a much-needed dose of joy, entertainment and inspiration. The cruise had hot food, singers, jugglers and clowns. The music, singing, dancing and geshmake ruach was felt by young and old!
The beautiful weather and the stunning views all added to the experience. The volunteers sang and danced nonstop. The energy on the boat was palpable. Misameach’s annual cruise has become a highlight for the families and they look forward to it all year.
Volvi Brown, Aisle 9 and Unlimited Pure Water who sponsored this year’s cruise, as well as the dozens of volunteers, food sponsors, singers, entertainers and producers all went above and beyond to make this cruise especially special. Liberty Landing Marina and their courteous staff were very helpful and instrumental in getting the cruise off to a great start.
The medical team on board was headed by Dr. Zemel and assisted by Simcha Shain and Ozer Dessler. Rabbi Goldwasser, with his warm and caring demeanor, gave parents and children chizzuk.
Beri Weber, Joey Newcomb, Yehuda Green, Yiddy Bialstovky and Uncle Moishy, sang and entertained the families on the cruise for hours nonstop. They had the people singing along and joining in enthusiastically. The Zaltz band headed by Shloimy Zaltzman
and Chezky Herzog and Yeedle Friedman was awesome. Stellar Productions lent the sound system and we had Tal Levy as sound engineer. They all worked together to make the entertainment run smoothly.
Shuie Nadoff and his juggling acts were super. Yossi Rosenthal took pictures of the families, making lasting memories pro bono as always with his Magnet Memory. These people enjoy doing things for others and making them happy!
The volunteers who spent hours setting up and the décor, and the whole atmosphere was amazing. Hot supper was served to all sponsored by Glatt Gourmet, Epstein’s Meat, A Cut Above Events, Glatt Bite, as well as delicious ices dessert sponsored by Klein’s Ice Cream. Snacks were sponsored by Golden Fluff and Gelbstein’s Bakery. There was snow cones, crafts and face painting for the children, jugglers and magicians doing their tricks and of course gift bags for each family.
Many who enjoyed the cruise, the entertainment, the chance to get away, the fresh air, the beautiful weather and the stunning views, expressed these sentiments. “We have no words to thank you for the beautiful cruise! It’s ok that we miss out doing fun things cuz we have the Misameach cruise!”
The feedback keeps coming in! The 2022 cruise was spectacular and an event that the families will remember for a long time and are already looking forward to next year’s cruise in Yerushalayim!