We at WJCS are thrilled that Ida Lewin, a WJCS volunteer, has been honored by Westchester County and has won a Westchester County Senior Hall of Fame Award.

Ida, 90+ years young, has been a volunteer teacher of yoga to participants in our Senior Program at Sinai Free Synagogue in Mt. Vernon for the past four years. She leads other seniors⁠—her peers⁠—in chair fitness activities. With her calm, clear instruction, she engages all participants, no matter what their ability. Ida’s yoga classes help the seniors in our program improve joint health, flexibility, and breathing.

A Holocaust survivor, widow, and grandmother, Ida has built a productive and fulfilling life despite the difficulties she has endured. By growing older with grace, energy, and determination to enjoy life, she exudes Ida is a role model for all of us, whatever our age.

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