Hartsdale Man Featured in New WJCS Video
Hartsdale resident Herb Weiner is featured in 5 Stories…Thousands of Lives, Westchester Jewish Community Services’ (WJCS) new promotional video. When his wife Joan was diagnosed with cancer, the Weiners took advantage of the WJCS Pathways to Care Program, which provides end-of-life support as well as bereavement services to people who live and work in Westchester.
In the video, Mr. Weiner explains how a Pathways to Care social worker shepherded his family through a difficult time. He especially recalls when the social worker persistently suggested that Mr. Weiner urge his son to come for a visit. Only hours after that visit, Mrs. Weiner passed away.
“Because of the gentle persuasion of the social worker, my wife saw my son one last time before she died and this is something I will be eternally grateful to WJCS for,” he says.
Following is wife’s passing, Mr. Weiner joined a WJCS-sponsored Bereavement Group and eventually became a volunteer at the agency’s headquarters providing clerical support to various departments several days a week.
“You could say I have fallen in love with WJCS,” he adds.
Founded in 1943, WJCS touches thousands of lives annually through the more than 80 programs it sponsors at locations across Westchester. To learn more about how WJCS helps people achieve an optimal quality of life, regardless of religion, race, color, creed, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, and financial capability, view the video at www.wjcs.com/agencyvideo.